Tuesday Apr 26, 2016

Advanced Management Console 2.3 is Released

Advanced Management Console is a commercial product available as part of Oracle Java SE Advanced and Oracle Java SE Suite. Advanced Management Console helps you manage the use of Java versions and Java applications in your enterprise. The 2.3 version adds the following features:

  • Detection and warning to the user if unsupported versions of the any of the following are used: WebLogic Server, database, or browsers

  • Improved logging of network connection issues in the Advanced Management Console Agent
For more information, see the Release Notes and the Advanced Management Console documentation. Note that the Documentation is now part of the Oracle Help Center and the style of the guides has been modified.

Wednesday Jan 27, 2016

Advanced Management Console 2.2 is Released

Advanced Management Console is a commercial product available as part of Oracle Java SE Advanced and Oracle Java SE Suite. Advanced Management Console helps you manage the use of Java versions and Java applications in your enterprise. The 2.2 version adds the following features:

  • Depersonalized managed endpoints

  • Automatic deployment rules enhanced to cover various applications, and to make created rules more targeted

  • Customer data that is added to the Java Usage Tracker record when an application that matches the rule is run

For more information, see the Release Notes and the Advanced Management Console documentation.

Thursday Oct 29, 2015

Secure Java EE Architecture and Programming 101 [CON4155]

Earlier this week, Mario-Leander Reimer (Chief Technologist, QAware GmbH) presented session [CON4155] entitled Secure Java EE Architecture and Programming 101. This presentation introduced secure coding practices, and provided a number of basic rules and tools every secure Java developer must know. The session also discussed the secure usage of open source libraries and presented basic security patterns for constructing secure system architectures.

For more information on Java Security in general see Java SE Security and the Security section of the Java EE 7 Tutorial.

JavaOne 2015: Nashorn: Advanced Topics [CON7205]

Earlier this week, Jim Laskey (Senior Development Manager, Oracle) presented session [CON7205] entitled Nashorn: Advanced Topics. This session brought all the power of JavaScript and Java together with advanced topics such as exploiting Nashorn language extensions, lambdas, multithreading, and server-side JavaScript. The session also discussed how various businesses have applied Nashorn as a solution.

For more information on Nashorn, see the Java Platform, Standard Edition Nashorn User's Guide.

JavaOne 2015: Packaging Java Applications [CON3467]

On Thursday, October 29, Chris Bensen (Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle) presents Packaging Java Applications. This session shows how to bundle your application JAR files into operating system-specific installable applications that include the required Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

For more information about packaging your applications, see the following:

Wednesday Oct 28, 2015

JavaOne 2015: The Java Date and Time API in Java SE 8 [CON3151]

On Wednesday, October 28, Roger Riggs (Principal Member of Technical Staff, Oracle) presents The Java Date and Time API in Java SE 8: Overview and Tips. This session describes how to use the Date and Time API to improve productivity and how to convert from the existing calendar API.

For more information about the Date and Time API, see the Date Time Trail in the Java Tutorials.

Advanced Management Console 2.1 is Released

Advanced Management Console is a commercial product available as part of Oracle Java SE Advanced and Oracle Java SE Suite. Advanced Management Console helps you manage the use of Java versions and Java applications in your enterprise. The 2.1 version adds the following features:

  • Support for Oracle Database

  • Support for customization of JDK 7 enterprise MSI files

  • Ability to export desktop data and Java usage data as HTML or CSV files.

  • Support for Deployment Rule Set 1.2 features, including rules based on checksums, customized messages for run rules and default rules and customer data that is added to the Java Usage Tracker record when an application that matches the rule is run.

For more information, see the release notes and the Advanced Management Console documentation.

Tuesday Oct 27, 2015

JavaOne 2015: Effective Java Streams [CON7066]

On Tuesday, October 27, Paul Sandoz (software engineer at Oracle) will present Effective Java Streams. This session discusses the Java SE Stream API, including tricks for effective parallel execution.

For more information, see the lesson Aggregate Operations from the Java Tutorials. This lesson includes a section on Parallelism.

Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

JDK 8u65, 8u66, and 7u91 Released!

JDK 8u65, 8u66, and 7u91 are now available. You can download the latest JDK releases from Java SE Downloads page.

For information on new features and bug fixes included in these releases, see the following release notes:

This release also includes JDK 8u65 for ARM. See JDK for ARM Release Notes 8 Update 65 for information about this product.

Tuesday Aug 18, 2015

Advanced Management Console 2.0 is Available

Advanced Management Console (AMC) is a commercial product available as part of Oracle Java SE Advanced and Oracle Java SE Suite. AMC helps you manage the use of Java versions and Java applications in your enterprise. With the 2.0 release you can do the following:

  • Collect information about Java applications that are run in your enterprise
  • Identify which versions of Java are installed on desktops that Advanced Management Console manages
  • Analyze the data collected in a web-based user interface
  • Manage and distribute deployment rule sets
  • Configure the MSI file for installing JREs

For more information, see the Release Notes and the Advanced Management Console documentation.

JDK 8u60 Released!

JDK 8u60 is now available. You can download the latest JDK releases from Java SE Downloads page.

For information on new features and bug fixes included in this release, see the release notes:

This release also includes JDK 8u60 for ARM and information about this product is included in the JDK 8u60 release notes.

Monday Jun 08, 2015

Upcoming presentation on the standard module system for JDK 9

Thanks for all your comments you posted on the blog post Welcome to Jigsaw and JDK 9. We're working on tutorials and other articles based on your feedback!

Later this month at Devoxx UK 2015, check out Mark Reinhold's presentation, Java 9: Make Way for Modules!.

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

Java Tutorials Sixth Edition Book Released!

The JDK documentation team is pleased to announce that The Java Tutorials Sixth Edition book is now available on Amazon in printed book and kindle formats.

This edition, based on Java SE 8, introduces the new features added to the platform, including lambda expressions, default methods, aggregate operations, and more. Expanded coverage includes a chapter on the Date-Time API and a new chapter on annotations, with sections on type annotations and pluggable type systems as well as repeating annotations. In addition, the updated sections “Security in Rich Internet Applications” and “Guidelines for Securing Rich Internet Applications” address key security topics.

If you plan to take one of the Java SE 8 certification exams, this book can help. A special appendix, “Preparing for Java Programming Language Certification,” details the items covered on the available exams. Check the Java Tutorials online for updates.


- Sowmya

Wednesday Oct 08, 2014

Java SE Documentation Survey 2014

The Java SE documentation team is conducting a brief survey at the following URL:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/java-se-documentation-survey-2014

Answering it will provide us with key insights into the kinds of developer documentation that you (our readers) are looking for. Thank you in advance. We value your input very much!

Thursday Oct 02, 2014

JavaOne 2014: Enhanced Metadata in Java SE 8

Wednesday at JavaOne, Joe Darcy and Alex Buckley of Oracle presented Enhanced Metadata in Java SE 8. This session described new features related to annotations and explained how to use annotations with custom type checkers to improve code quality.

For more information on this topic, see the Annotations lesson in the Java Tutorials.

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