JavaOne has drawn to a close, but not without a few more attention-grabbing announcements. Last Thursday started with the JavaOne community keynote. The biggest news was from John Duimovich, Java CTO and IBM Distinguished Engineer: IBM’s SDK for Java is going to be open source.
(The slides are here, copyright IBM 2016).
— Dev_Events (@Dev_Events) September 22, 2016
Interesting to see that IBM and others like Red Hat are stepping it up where Oracle is slacking off. #JavaOne
— Bert Ertman (@BertErtman) September 22, 2016
IBM to continue to support
IBM will provide long term support of the SDK and offer a quick response for any problems. The hope is that by making the SDK open source, more community members will get involved. They will hopefully have a much faster response and development time. This is good news for any IBM i operating system users concerned about the security vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK.
At Devoxx UK 2016, Devoxx founder Stephan Janssen and IBM Watson liaison Sandhya Kapoor announced a collaboration to build a cognitive search engine drawing from Devoxx and Voxxed resources. They aim to index the content and do some smart, deep questioning for a prototype.
The team comprises of Daniel De Luca (who runs the Devoxx4Kids global effort), Jim Weaver (from Pivotal), Sandhya Kapoor and Stephan Janssen. In the community keynote they presented a brand new demo using IBM Watson services.
Ending on a high
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