Thursday Sep 24, 2015
Wednesday Sep 09, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 09, 2015
Tuesday Sep 01, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Sep 01, 2015
Want to learn the intricacies of the new Java 8 Date and Time API? Learn how to simplify your programming of date and time and use Java 8 Date and Time API. In the next VTS, Simon Ritter discusses how the previous APIs treated the date and time and explains the much need improvements of the new API. For example, the classes java.util.Date and SimpleDateFormatter were not thread-safe.
Java 8 introduced the JSR 310, Date and Time API, which is based on the very popular open source Joda time API. The new Java library handles the format and schedule of time and date in a much more intuitive and flexible way. Simon explains in detail how to use the new API with different formats for setting future dates, dealing with time zones, adding temporal adjustors and much more.
VTS is a series of interactive online events with hands-on sessions and presenters answering technical questions. The events are sponsored by the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). They are free events but you must register. Join the next exclusive events near you:
- Americas - September 16th- 9:30am to 12:30 PST - Register
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Wednesday Jul 08, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Jul 08, 2015
Tuesday May 12, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on May 12, 2015
- 10 December 2015: Feature Complete
- 04 February 2016: All Tests Run
- 25 February 2016: Rampdown Start
- 21 April 2016: Zero Bug Bounce
- 16 June 2016: Rampdown Phase 2
- 21 July 2016: Final Release Candidate
- 22 September 2016: General Availability
- JEP 200: defines a modular structure for the JDK.
- JEP 201: reorganizes the JDK source code into modules, enhances the build system to compile modules, and enforces module boundaries at build time.
- JEP 220: restructures the JDK and Java runtime environment (JRE) images to accommodate modules and to improve performance, security, and maintainability.
Wednesday May 06, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on May 06, 2015
Register now. The event is free
Tuesday Apr 28, 2015
Thursday Apr 23, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Apr 23, 2015
Check out product manager Aurelio Garcia Ribeyro’s blog about Understanding Time Zone Udpater 2.0 to fully understand how to update to daylight saving time.
The security baselines for the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) at the time of the release of JDK 8u45 are specified in the following table:
JRE Family Version JRE Security Baseline
(Full Version String)
Java 8 1.8.0_45
Java 7 1.7.0_79
Java 6 1.6.0_95
Java 5.0 1.5.0_85
For more information about security baselines, see Deploying Java Applets With Family JRE Versions in Java Plug-in for Internet Explorer.
Thursday Apr 09, 2015
Sunday Mar 22, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Mar 22, 2015
By Guest Blogger Arun Gupta
Exactly two years ago, I wrote a blog on Introducing Kids to Java Programming using Minecraft. Since then, Devoxx4Kids has delivered numerous Minecraft Modding workshops all around the world. The workshop material is all publicly accessible at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft. In these workshops, we teach attendees, typically 8 - 16 years of age, how to create Minecraft Mods. Given the excitement around Minecraft in this age range, these workshops are typically sold out very quickly.
One of the parents from our workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area asked us to deliver a 8-week course on Minecraft modding at their local public school. As an athlete, I'm always looking for new challenges and break the rhythm. This felt like a good option, and so the game was on!
My son has been playing the game, and modding, for quite some time and helped me create the mods easily. We've also finished authoring our upcoming O'Reilly book on Minecraft Modding using Forge so had a decent idea on what needs to be done for these workshops.
Minecraft Modding Workshop Material
All the workshop material is available at bit.ly/d4k-minecraft.
Getting Started with Minecraft Modding using Forge shows the basic installation steps.
These classes were taught from 7:30am - 7:45am, before start of the school. Given the nature of workshop, the enthusiasm and concentration in the kids was just amazing.