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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

SD Times news digest: Oracle’s automated database, Qt and LG partner up on webOS, and Embarcadero extends FireMonkey

Oracle announced the expansion of its autonomous database dedicated service, which allows customers to transform from manually-managed independent databases on premises to a fully-autonomous private database cloud within Oracle’s public cloud.  In a post, the company explained this will eliminate customer concerns about security isolation and operational policies when switching to the cloud. The automated … continue reading

2018: Java changes things up

2018 was a big year for Java because of the changes to the language’s release schedule and the transfer of Java EE to the Eclipse Foundation. Last year, Oracle announced that it would be releasing major versions of Java twice per year, and Java 10 was the first release in that new schedule. Java 10 … continue reading

Analyst View: Making Java a modern language

Programming languages go through cycles of adoption. A nice visual timeline of popularity as measured by TIOBE shows Java dominant since the index began in 2002, with C showing close tracking and resilience throughout, and with C++, Python, and VB.NET falling into the next cluster that formed through 2018 at half the percentage rating. Other … continue reading

Oracle OpenWorld prepares for a next-generation cloud

Oracle sees a new cloud on the horizon. The company announced its vision for a second-generation cloud at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week. According to the company, this new era of cloud will take advantage of modern technologies to offer autonomous capabilities, advanced security, improved performance and cost advantages. “Our goal has always … continue reading

Report: Java 8 remains the most dominant version of Java

A majority of Java developers are using Java 8 or lower. This is based on a newly released report that revealed 79 percent of developers are using Java 8, 9 percent are using Java 7 and 3 percent are using Java 6 or below. The JVM Ecosystem Survey Report was designed to look at the … continue reading

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