TechCast Live: "Java and Oracle, One Year Later" Replay Now Available

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chat with Ajay Patel, Oracle's VP leading the Java Evangelist team, about "the state of the union" wrt Oracle and Java. Take a look:

And here are some choice quotes, some paraphrased, as helpfully transcribed by Java evangelist Terrence Barr:

  • "One key thing we have learned ... Java is not just a platform, it is also an ecosystem, and you can't have an ecosystem without a community."
  • "The objectives, strategically [for Java at Oracle] have been pretty clear: How do we drive adoption, how do we build a larger, stronger developer community, how do we really make the platform much more competitive."
  • "It's about transparency, involvement. IBM, RedHat, Apple have all agreed to working with us to make OpenJDK the best platform for open source development ... it is a sign that the community has been waiting to move the Java platform forward."
  • "It's not just about Oracle anymore, it's about Java, the technology, the community, the developer base, and how we work with them to move the innovation forward."
  • "Java is strategic to Oracle, and the community is strategic for Java to be successful ... it is critical to our business."
  • On JavaFX 2.0: "... is coming to beta soon, with a release planned in second half [of 2011] ... will give you a new, high-performance graphics engine, the new API for JavaFX ... you will see a very strong, relevant platform for levering rich media platforms."
  • On the JDK and SE: "... aggressively moving forward, JDK 7 is now code complete ... looking good for getting JDK 7 out by summer as we promised. Started work on JDK 8, Jigsaw and Lambda are moving along nicely, on track for JDK 8 release next year ... good progress."
  • On Java EE and Glassfish: "... Very excited to have Glassfish 3.1 released, with clustering and management capabilities ... working with the JCP to shortly submit a number of JSRs for Java EE 7 ... You'll see Java EE 7 becoming the platform for cloud-based development."
  • "You will see Oracle continue to step up to this role of Java steward, making sure that the language, the technology, the platform ... is competitive, relevant, and widely adopted."
Making progress!

Hi, The comment: "you can't have an ecosystem without a community." You don't have a community if nobody like what you do. Please don't change licensing on Java or any of the old Sun products. Many people including myself depend on this software being Open and Free. If Oracle can guarantee this with an email reply I will like Oracle again. James harrison

Posted by James Harrison on February 24, 2011 at 07:52 AM PST #

Please merge Java ME and SE into one Java that can run anywhere without restrictions. You need one Java to compete on server/client/embedded devices against the Apple/Microsoft languages.

Posted by Leejjon on June 23, 2011 at 08:38 PM PDT #

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