Topic: openjdk

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

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

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