Topic: openjdk

Pivotal Spring Runtime released to support Java environments

Cloud-native platform provider Pivotal has announced the release of Pivotal Spring Runtime, a support package designed for Java environments like OpenJDK, Spring, and Apache Tomcat.  According to the company, the release is meant to address recent changes in the Oracle Java SE distribution, which have spiked uncertainty over the rights to use Oracle JDK vs … continue reading

Red Hat adds long-term support for OpenJDK on Windows

Red Hat has announced long-term commercial support for OpenJDK on Windows. This addition to its existing support will enable organizations to “standardize the development and deployment of Java applications throughout the enterprise with a flexible, powerful and open alternative to proprietary Java platforms,” the company explained. Red Hat has been involved with the OpenJDK community … continue reading

JavaFX 11 now generally available

To coincide with this month’s release of Java 11, Oracle has released JavaFX 11. JavaFX is a platform that developers can use to create and deploy desktop applications. In addition, Java launched a new OpenJFX community site. OpenJFX is open source and is a result of collaboration among many individuals and companies whose goal is … continue reading

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Oracle proposes changes to Java release cycle

Oracle is proposing to move to an every-six-months release cycle for Java SE and the JDK, beginning with the release of Java 9, the company announced today. Java is currently on a less agile, feature-driven release model. The plan would be to have a time-based major release every six months, starting in March 2018, according … continue reading

Polymer 2.0 update, Apple’s App Transport Security support, and Node.js 7.3.0—SD Times news digest: Dec. 22, 2016

The Polymer team took the end of the year to update users on its progress toward 2.0. According to the team. Polymer 2.0 is almost ready to be released, and it will feature a simpler way to build high-quality and performant web apps with high-quality and performant web components. Polymer provides a library that extends … continue reading

Java EE awaits its future

When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010, the immediate worry in the marketplace was that the company would become a bad actor around Java. Six years later, it would seem that these fears have come true—at least in part. The biggest new platform for Java, Android, remains embroiled in ugly litigation between Google and Oracle. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What sets Red Hat apart from the Valley

It’s difficult to find conferences these days that don’t take a Steve Jobs approach to the keynote, or a Marc Benioff approach to amenities and concerts. This week’s Red Hat Summit, however, cut its own path through Valley conference norms. While this was the company’s largest Summit yet held, it was also a new approach … continue reading

HTC launches VR Venture Capital Alliance, Nokia launches mobile network analytics solution, and Red Hat announces OpenJDK 8 for Windows—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2016

HTC announced the VR Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA), a US$10 billion initiative that will put investments into long-term growth in the virtual reality industry. The VRVCA is made up of 30 virtual reality investors from all over the world. They believe that virtual reality is a “transformative technology that will revolutionize entire industries, one that … continue reading

Local-Variable Type Inference submitted as proposal to OpenJDK

For years, Java has claimed type safety, but left variables out of the inheritance party. A new JDK Enhancement Proposal from Alex Buckley and Mark Reinhold aims to fix this problem in the language itself. There is, however, no timeframe for this addition to the Java language yet. JEP 286 is officially titled Local-Variable Type … continue reading

Report: Google to replace Oracle’s Java APIs in next version of Android

Google’s next flavor of Android won’t be seasoned with Oracle’s proprietary Java APIs. VentureBeat reported that Google will replace Oracle’s Java APIs with its open-source version, OpenJDK, in the next version of its operating system. “As an open-source platform, Android is built upon the collaboration of the open-source community,” a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat. “In … continue reading

Mobile Project on OpenJDK released

A new project on OpenJDK was released today, and its focus will be on porting the JDK to mobile platforms like Android, iOS and Windows 10. (Related: What’s new in JDK 9) The Mobile Project team wants to support enhancements and integrate them into a future release of JDK 9. Those enhancements are: JDK 9-based … continue reading

Java turns 20

When a small team at Sun Microsystems set out to research the future of digital devices in 1990, they could never have guessed that their work would spawn the most popular programming language for enterprise systems. Twenty years later, and Java remains the workhorse of the enterprise, despite its origin as a language for embedded … continue reading

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