By Henrik Stahl on Sep 28, 2014
With JavaOne underway, and lots of coverage around Java SE 8, a subject that will be on many attendees' minds is their own readiness to migrate to Java SE 8. More broadly, the Java community's adoption of the latest major release of the Java SE platform among ISVs and open source projects alike.
In a previous blog post I touched on that subject briefly from the developer perspective, mentioning examples of hundreds of open source projects, among them prominent Linux distributions like Fedora and languages on the JVM like Scala working to ensure that their software runs well on JDK 8. In the weeks since my last post, more projects have discussed and announced their own plans to support or adopt Java 8 - Apache Lucene is one prominent example, Oracle Glassfish Server Open Source Edition is another, but similar discussions and decisions are underway in many other open source projects, from QueryDSL, Apache Camel, Ratpack to parts of the Big Data ecosystem like HBase and Apache Hadoop itself.
This pace of adoption for a major Java platform release is unprecedented!
Oracle is as excited about the performance and productivity benefits of Java SE 8 as everyone else in the Java community. I am particularly pleased to see that Oracle WebLogic Server - the foundation for all Oracle Fusion Middleware - is now certified on Oracle JDK 8. See the blog post by Steve Felts in the WebLogic team for details on their product announcement.