Topic: openjdk

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

Checking in with OpenJDK 9

OpenJDK 9 doesn’t yet have a set release date, but the project is continuing apace. With project Jigsaw as the headliner of the effort, the developers working on OpenJDK 9 have been tweezing apart the bits and pieces of Java to make the platform more modular overall. Project Jigsaw is no small effort. At JavaOne … continue reading

AWS Ruby SDK 2.0, IBM Big Data training, and OpenJDK 9 warnings resolved—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2015

Amazon has released version 2.0 of its Ruby SDK for Amazon Web Services, reducing coding complexity with new features, resource interfaces and APIs. Amazon detailed the AWS Ruby SDK 2.0 improvements in a blog post. The features include: Resource interfaces for 7 services Client response stubs Waiters Response paging Improved parameter validation Flexible Gem dependencies … continue reading

More turn to open source in 2014

In some ways, open source in 2014 meant more than it ever had in years prior. Where once Linux was the primary standard-bearer of open source in the enterprise, in 2014 there were too many gigantic open-source projects appealing to enterprises that it’s difficult to pick just one to hold up as the model for … continue reading

Oracle reveals additional Java 9 features

Oracle continues to pile on the new features planned for Java 9, posting feature outlines for unified JVM logging and additional compiler controls, as well as plans to remove deprecated garbage collection combinations and fix Project Coin. Adding to the initial Java 9 feature set approved for release back in August, Java chief architect Mark … continue reading

Cloudera and Red Hat Forge Big Data Alliance

PALO ALTO, Calif., and RALEIGH, N.C. –– Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, and Red Hat, Inc., the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced an alliance to deliver joint enterprise software solutions including data integration and application development tools, and data platforms. By integrating a broad … continue reading

The Java 9 feature set is listed for the first time

The next major release of Java will be a modular one. Project Jigsaw, along with five other proposals (formerly called JSRs, now called Java Enhancement Proposals, or JEPs) have been slated for release in Java SE 9. While no release date has been given, this is the first official feature-set announcement for OpenJDK 9 and … continue reading

Oracle announces Project Valhalla to spearhead new Java features

The Java language is moving forward from Java 8, and its future now lies in an experimental OpenJDK incubator called Project Valhalla. Oracle has been planning and proposing enhancements to Java and OpenJDK 9 for months, but Valhalla marks the first step toward long-term development. Oracle Java language architect Brian Goetz announced the language-VM co-development … continue reading

Java’s generics are getting more generic

Java language architect Brian Goetz today posted a lengthy blog post detailing some of the proposed plans for the future of Java. He wrote that OpenJDK 9 is looking at making generic classes easier to turn into specialized classes. The idea is that these generics that can be extended over primitives, and eventually, over value … continue reading

Java SE 8 and OpenJDK 8 land March 18

Update to Java language adds lambda expressions; biggest change to Java since Java SE 5 … continue reading

Java 8 won’t be modular

OpenJDK 8 ditches Project Jigsaw in order to meet end-of-summer release date … continue reading

Red Hat lays out plans for Java EE 7

These JCP specifications for Java EE 7 kick off the long process toward formal standardization … continue reading

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