Wednesday 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
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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.
Thursday Feb 05, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Feb 05, 2015
Tuesday Jan 20, 2015
By Yolande Poirier-Oracle on Jan 20, 2015
Get the full development story of the Hunt Game with those two interviews. The hunt was about tracking beacons at the Devoxx venue and throughout Antwerp for points. Peters and Seghers share details about the phone application design, user experience, and beacon placements.
Hear from Johan Vos and Peter Kuterna about the programming challenge between the front-end designed by Peter and the back-end Johan built with Java EE 7, Glassfish 4.1 and Java 8 APIs.
Thursday Jan 08, 2015
By Tori Wieldt-Oracle on Jan 08, 2015
2) Java EE 8 JSR Approved
The umbrella JSR (JSR 366) for Java EE 8 was approved. New features were prioritized with help of a community survey that had thousands of responses (results here, PDF). The main focus of this release is on support for HTML5 and the emerging HTTP 2.0 standard; enhanced simplification and managed bean integration; and improved infrastructure for applications running in the cloud. Now the gnarly part, making it all work. You and/or your JUG can get involved by Adopting a JSR.
3) 8 Gazillion** Devices Running Java
**8 Gazillion is a made up number. Whatever the number is, the IoT explosion continues and Java is right there, running and connecting to tiny devices. OTN sponsored a Developer Challenge where developers from around the world proved their intelligence and creativity. You can get started in this exciting world with the Raspberry Pi and Java Training playlist. Also, Java ME 8 provides a set a bunch of demos and sample code.
4) OpenJDK 8
OpenJDK provided a way for developers to collaborate on the open source reference implementation of the Java SE platform. With help from large companies (Intel, SAP, Red Hat, IBM, Apple, Oracle, Twitter and Microsoft), individual developers, and everything inbetween, Java SE 8 was poked and prodded in all the right ways.
With rising attendance, lots of newcomers, IoT magic, and killer sessions, JavaOne 2014 rocked San Francisco last year. It included 8 great tracks, including the track focusing on Agile development. Both embraced and mocked, Agile is a topic developers need to understand, and JavaOne sessions provided lots of insights. You can view recordings the JavaOne 2014 sessions but not the hallway networking or parties.
The JCP continues to do its critical work of developing standard technical specifications for Java technology. The JCP is also working on improving itself, and is becoming more open and transparent. It’s currently on JCP.next.3, and you are invited to join.
7) Not 8 But 13 New Java Champions
These men and women are passionate Java technology experts and community leaders, and are "champions" as both a noun and a verb. They were community-nominated and selected. Congratulations!
Anton Arhipov (Estonia), Mert Caliskan (Turkey), Jean-Michel Doudoux (France), Markus Eisele (Germany), David Gageot (France), Trisha Gee (Spain), Arun Gupta (US), Marc Hoffmann (Germany), Justin Lee (US), Simon Maple (UK), Maurice Naftalin (Scotland), Zoran Severac (Serbia), and Mario Torre (Germany)