Bring your favorite questions about Java SE and the Java Development Kit — past, present, or future — to this open Q&A session. Mark Reinhold Mark Reinhold is Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. His past contributions to the platform include character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, the NIO high-performance […]

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When Oracle announced that MVC 1.0 was withdrawn from Java EE 8, they also indicated that they were investigating a possible transfer to a community member or organization for completion as a standalone JSR. True to their word, a request for a transfer ballot of JSR 371 has now been submitted to the JCP Executive Committee. […]

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“One of the challenges with microservices is that it’s distributed, and if you have a problem creating a decent architecture with a monolith, you are probably going to get a problem doing it with microservices because its more complex. It’s not for everybody and it’s not for every case – it’s not a silver bullet.” […]

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By John Dandeneau, vice president of marketing and business development at Astadia. MAPPER (MAintain, Prepare, and Produce Executive Reports) is a database management and processing system. Today, most see MAPPER as an increasingly costly application that is preventing the modernizing of legacy systems. Typically, the only way available to convert MAPPER to a more modern system is to manually […]

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“Can we make it easy to write clear, error free code?” Oracle’s Java Language Architect Brian Goetz asks in his talk Java Language and Platform Futures: A Sneak Peek (below) at Devoxx Belgium 2016. There are a few interesting features coming into the future of Java, with no promises on when or which versions. They include expanding […]

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Yesterday it was announced that Java SE 8u111 (SE 8 update 111) and Java SE 8u112 are available, and “Oracle strongly recommends that most Java SE users upgrade to the latest Java 8 update, which includes important security fixes.” See the October Advisory on security from Oracle. Java SE 8u111 is a critical patch update (CPU), and Java […]

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The proposed GA release date of Java 9 has been accepted, giving the team more time to iron out issues with Project Jigsaw, among others. JDK 9 release schedule, updated: https://t.co/tc9GgikTqX #java #openjdk #jdk9 #jigsaw — Mark Reinhold (@mreinhold) October 18, 2016 Release timeline According to the latest update from Mark Reinhold, Oracle’s chief architect of […]

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Oracle’s Java SE Mobile and Embedded Lead Bob Vandette announced plans to open source their Linux ARM 32 and 64 bit ports of Java SE for JDK 9. This would allow it to be developed under the OpenJDK project. This allows 32 and 64 bit ARM processors to run JDK 9. It would provide client, […]

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On Saturday, Red Hat’s Java technical lead Andrew Haley announced that OpenJDK 6 is reaching the end of the road. He intends to resign leadership of OpenJDK 6 at the end of 2016. However this does not mean the OpenJDK 6 project will end (someone else can apply to take over), but it is highly likely. […]

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Last week we looked at the release of MicroProfile 1.0. This week we take a more in-depth look at how the MicroProfile initiative came about. We talked to Mark Little, Lead of JBoss Technical Direction and Research/Development and John Clingan, Senior Principal Product Manager at Red Hat about the benefits to all involved. History of MicroProfile In […]

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