The JRuby community this week announced the availability the first release candidate (RC) of JRuby 1.6. RC1.
The Apache Software Foundation recently made good on its threat to quit the Executive Committee (EC) of the Java Community Process (JCP). According to analysts, this could end up being the beginning of the end of the JCP.
Google today announced plans to contribute the source code and IP for two new open-source Eclipse projects: WindowBuilder and CodePro Profiler.
Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) company CloudBees has acquired Stax Networks, the two companies disclosed this week.
A software development tools maker headquartered in the Czech Republic may be the first vendor to release an IDE that supports Rails 3.0.
Sonatype today released an integrated development suite for Maven-centric Java development featuring Maven, Nexus Professional, Hudson and m2eclipse, plus integration with Maven Central.
Apple announced on Friday plans to work with Oracle on the OpenJDK project to provide a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) said Tuesday it will quit the Java Community Process (JCP) if Oracle doesn't lift usage restrictions it has imposed on Java and truly support the open-source status of the technology.
Oracle is planning to offer two versions of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) sometime in the future, one free and one a commercial "premium" version, a company spokesperson said last week.
Terracotta has just announced the general availability of its new Java add-on for the Enterprise version of its Ehcache distributed Java caching software.
Apple quietly issued release notes last week stating that, as of the release of Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3, "the Java runtime ported by Apple and that ships with Mac OS X is deprecated."
Doug Lea, a well-known member of the Executive Committee (EC) of the Java Community Process (JCP), tendered his resignation in a public letter criticizing Oracle's "promise" to disregard the rules of that organization to accelerate standards approvals.
VMware last week announced an upcoming suite of cloud-based ALM tools for Spring developers.
Java should be considered a top software security threat, even more so than Adobe PDF files, according to Microsoft's announcement issued today.
The new MyEclipse for Spring STS Edition is designed to allow developers to use their code anyway they want without vendor or aspects lock-in.
Version 3.0 of Maven, a free, open-source Java build tool, is now available for download.
Oracle and IBM Monday announced plans to work together on the OpenJDK project "to improve the rate and pace of innovation" in the Java community. But will Apache's Harmony be a casualty of the collaboration?
InterSystems Corporation today released CACHÉ 2010, its flagship high-performance object DB with new features aimed at organizations with complex, high-volume, Java-based event processing environments.
Research in Motion (RIM) unveiled a new enterprise development platform at its annual developer conference in San Francisco this week, along with a new Web development platform, a new "social platform," an advertising service, a new set of analytics services and other tools and services.
The first JavaOne Conference since Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems may have been stuffed into the Hilton Hotel, a half mile from its usual Moscone Center environs, but it still managed to deliver some useful sessions, worthwhile keynotes and plenty of vendor announcements.