Project Sumatra was officially announced on Sunday evening during the opening keynote presentations for the annual JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
Researchers have discovered a "critical" zero-day issue with Oracle's Java plugin. This marks the second time in less than a month that researchers have found an issue with Java.
Oracle has released a stripped down and free (to develop and deploy) version of its Application Development Framework (ADF) called ADF Essentials.
Oracle announced Tuesday two new products aimed at Java developers working in the mobile-and-embedded space.
Xamarin, the company behind MonoTouch and Mono for Android has added a new client SDK that leverages Windows Azure Mobile Services for connecting to Microsoft's backend cloud offering.
MarkLogic has upgraded its enterprise NoSQL database offering, adding Java and REST APIs.
Salesforce unveiled a new Heroku-based enterprise cloud service for Java at its annual Dreamforce conference, underway this week in San Francisco.
The Java Community Process will combine the Executive Committees overseeing Java Standard Edition (SE), Java Enterprise Edition (EE), and the Java Micro Edition (ME) into a single body.
The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released an update of its Wicket Web application framework.
Codename One said this week that its new mobile, cross-platform software development kit (SDK) is now compatible with Windows Phone and Windows tablet devices.
The day after Oracle released Java Version 7 Update 7, a fix for three vulnerabilities (including last week's zero-day disclosure), a security firm has found a new error in the latest version.
An update for Java 7 that addresses "3 distinct but related vulnerabilities and one security-in-depth issue affecting Java running in desktop browsers" was released by Oracle on Wednesday.
Information on a Java flaw that has been seen in targeted attacks in the wild, and has been tested to work on most major Web browsers for both Mac and PC, was reported on Monday by security firm FireEye.
Oracle recently announced it will continue to support Java SE 6 until Feb 2013, extending the so-called end-of-life (EOL) date for the five-year-old development platform a second time
Oracle's recent release of the Java Platform Standard Edition 7 Update 6 (Java SE 7 U6) is available on Mac OS X.
CloudBees has added six vendors to its partner ecosystem, adding new services the company says will fill more holes in the road for Java jocks rolling toward the cloud.
Java runtime maker Azul Systems recently made its flagship Zing Java Virtual Machine (JVM) available to open source developers for free for use in development, qualification and testing.
Platform-as-a-Service provider AppFog recently announced it has joined with cloud hoster Rackspace to make it possible for its users to deploy apps on the OpenStack-based Rackspace cloud.
Sonatype on Wednesday launched a new on-demand service that analyzes the open-source components in Java applications for security, licensing and quality problems.
Codename One is developing a new SDK designed to allow Java developers to create native applications for multiple mobile/tablet platforms.