Topic: oracle

Java 19 released with language improvements and library enhancements

The latest version of Java has been released by Oracle. Java 19 includes a number of updates related to performance, stability, and security.  The most significant improvements to the language itself are the ability to nest record patterns and pattern matching for switch expressions, both of which are currently in preview. The record patterns update … continue reading

Report: Percentage of Oracle JDK distributions in Java ecosystem drops significantly

Oracle may be the stewards of the Java programming language, but their market share in Java Development Kit (JDK) distributions has significantly dropped over the past two years. This is according to New Relic’s 2022 State of the Java Ecosystem report, which draws data from applications reporting to New Relic.  According to the survey, Oracle … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Azul launches Intelligence Cloud; GitLab acquires Opstrace; Oracle announced OCI DevOps service; Hasura unveils new Data Hub

Azul, provider of an open source measurement tool for Java applications, today announced Azul Intelligence Cloud. This announcement brings users a new line of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence.   The first offering from the Intelligence Cloud is Cloud Native Compiler, bringing elasticity to Java Just … continue reading

Java 17 released with updates to LTS schedule

The latest release of Java is now available. Java 17 is a long-term support (LTS) release, the last of which was Java 11. According to Oracle, over 70 JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) have been added to the language since Java 11. With this LTS release, Oracle is also working to enhance support for customers. It … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Supreme Court ruling for Google’s use of Java the right call

In a case that wound through the courts for a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Google’s use of Java in its Android operating system did not infringe upon Oracle’s copyright. The ruling could have broad implications in how software is created. At the heart of the case is Google’s use of … continue reading

Report: 80% of Oracle JDK users considering alternative support options

In 2019, Oracle made a decision that shook up the Java community. The company changed their licensing model so that only those with a paid commercial subscription plan would receive updates to Java SE.  While some companies using Java have stuck with Oracle and dealt with increased support costs, many are jumping ship.  According to … continue reading

Java 14 is now available

Oracle has officially released Java 14. According to Oracle, this release marks two years since switching to the new biannual release schedule, “bringing innovation and predictability to developers.” This release introduces new features for developer productivity, including language support for switch expression, new APIs for continuous monitoring of JDK Flight Recorder data, and extended availability … continue reading

Java celebrates 25th anniversary following the release of Java 14

The two major Java releases are often the biggest news for the Java community each year, but this year brings another thing for the Java community to celebrate. This month brings the latest Java release, JDK 14, but in May, the programming language will celebrate its 25th anniversary.  The first Java release was on May … continue reading

Google files its opening Supreme Court brief in the Oracle Java lawsuit

Oracle sued Google back in 2010 for copyright infringement and the ongoing court case has seen triumphs for both sides. Most recently, Google filed its opening Supreme Court brief in the case.  Oracle filed the copyright infringement lawsuit seeking at least $8 billion, and accusing Google of using their software code in their own Android … continue reading

2019: Java’s last year on top?

Following the new biannual release schedule that started in 2018, this year Java saw two major releases, Java 12 in March and Java 13 in September.  Java 12 introduced features such as a new low pause time garbage collector, microbench suite, switch expressions, a JVM constraints API, and more.  With Java 13, Oracle set out … continue reading

SD Times blog: Google vs. Oracle heads to the Supreme Court

The fight between Google and Oracle is beginning to heat up again. Recent reports have revealed the case is moving to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Google and Oracle have been fighting for what feels like forever now. The two companies have been caught up in a legal dispute since 2010. Oracle maintains its position that … continue reading

Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes at 62

Mark Hurd, Oracle’s co-CEO since 2014, died yesterday at the age of 62. Hurd and Safra Catz  replaced Larry Ellison as CEOs, who stepped down to executive chairman and chief technology officer.  In a statement on Hurd’s personal website, Ellison wrote: “It is with a profound sense of sadness and loss that I tell everyone … continue reading

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