By hinkmond on Aug 13, 2014
The editor-at-large at InfoWorld, Paul Krill, says that "Oracle is strengthening Java" in his recent opinion piece, and gives his reasons why. Well, that's good to know, since a strong Java makes for a set of happy Java developers, especially Java SE Embedded developers, who need plenty of strength in a smaller package.
Here's a quote:
Oracle followed up Java SE 7 with Java SE 8, with capabilities for functional programming offered via Project Lambda. In fact, some have even feared Oracle was moving Java too far with Lambda expressions. Up next for the standard edition of Java is version 9, which is expected in 2016 and is slated to provide modularity capabilities deferred from Java SE 8.
That's right. Cool new Java features just keep chugging along into all these new versions (Java SE 7, 8, and coming next 9). That goes for Java SE Embedded also, which is fully compliant with Java SE 7, 8, and eventually 9 with all its modular goodness. So, make sure to ask that Google when they'll have all these great features in Android. Inquiring minds want to know...