Author Profile

Donald Smith
Sr. Director of Product Management

Java SE support for Docker CPU and memory limits

Special thanks to Charlie Hunt, contributor to multiple OpenJDK projects for providing much of the content of this blog. As a follow-up to our blog announcing Op...

Even Further Updates to 'Moving to a Plugin Free Web'

Several months ago we published Further Updates to Moving to a Plugin Free Web.  Since then, Firefox 52 was released in March 2017) dropping support for NPAPI,...

Java SE Offerings

The Java ecosystem is incredibly diverse.  Itpowers billions of devices and servers. It is key to cloud infrastructure worldwide. Even just the Java Platform,...

NPAPI Plugin Perspectives and the Oracle JRE

Java’s rapid rise to fame 20 years ago began with a tumbling duke applet running in the HotJava browser. Applets allowed richer developmentfunctionality at a...

Deferring to Derby in JDK 9

Java DB is simply a re-branded distribution of the Apache Derby open source database. It contains the same binaries as Apache Derby. As of JDK 9, it is no...

Upcoming Oracle Java SE 7u72 PSU

On October 14th, Oracle plans to release the regularly scheduled Critical Patch Update (CPU) release for Oracle Java SE.   For Oracle Java SE 8, that is version...

Keeping users on Internet Explorer up-to-date and secure

Oracle actively works with many vendors on Java security and an important goal is finding ways to remove old and unsecure Javaversions from circulation.  ...

Welcome!

Welcome to the Java Platform Group, Product Management blog.  Myself (Donald Smith), Aurelio Garcia-Ribeyro, Milton Smith, Dalibor Topic and Erik Costlow, are...