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Java Community Process Approves JSON API Spec Request

The Java Community Process (JCP) has approved a Java Specification Request (JSR) submitted by Oracle to create a Java API to process JavaScript Object Notation, the lightweight data-interchange format better known as JSON.

NetBeans 7.1 Released

Oracle on Thursday announced the availability of the NetBeans 7.1 IDE, the first upgrade of the open source development environment since the 7.0 release in April.

Oracle Releases Java 7, Java 6 Updates

Oracle has released software updates for Java Standard Edition 6 and 7.

Open Source Tool Tracks Java Performance 'Hiccups'

Java runtime maker Azul Systems this week unveiled a new open source tool designed to measure the response-time fluctuations known as "hiccups" associated with an application's underlying Java runtime (RT) platform.

Embedded Pivot Tables for Java Web Apps

Potix Corporation this week released ZK Pivottable 1.0, which it's billing as one of the "first true pivot tables" that can be embedded in Java Web applications.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c To Feature Cloud, Java EE 6 and Java 7 Support

Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is being billed as the corner stone of the company's Cloud Application Foundation and a core component of its Oracle Fusion Middleware product line.

New JVM Specially Designed for Linux

Java runtime maker Azul Systems released a new Java Virtual Machine (JVM) today specifically architected and optimized for the Linux operating system and x86-based servers.

The JCP Gets New EC Members Twitter, Azul; Loses VMware

Twitter and Azul Systems are among the new Executive Committee (EC) members.

Open Source Eclipse Turns 10: Mike Milinkovich Looks Back at a 'Novel Idea'

In November 2001, IBM open sourced an internal project focused on creating a common component framework for developers -- and open source Eclipse was born.

Java-Based NoSQL Graph Database Goes Spring

Neo Technology brought the Neo4j open-source NoSQL graph database to the Spring framework this week with the launch of Spring Data Neo4j 2.0.

Java PaaS Jelastic Supports App Deployment on Nginx Web Server

Hivetext Technologies announced this week that its Java-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Jelastic will be supporting the Nginx Web server.

Cloud Hoster AppFog Adds Java Support

Cloud-based hosting service AppFog has added Java to the growing list of languages it supports, the company announced this week.

Google Unveils Dart Programming Language

Google officially launched its new programming language, Dart, last week during the opening keynote presentation at the GoTo conference in Denmark.

Google Adds MySQL Database to Its App Engine Cloud

Google on Thursday announced a free preview of Google Cloud SQL, which adds a MySQL database Web service to Google's cloud-based App Engine development stack.

Oracle's Plans for Java Unveiled at JavaOne

Just some of the many announcements includes plans to "bridge the gap" between Java ME and Java SE, an approach to modularizing Java SE 8 that will rely on the Jigsaw platform, and a new project that aims to use HTML5 to bring Java to Apple's iOS platform.

Eclipse 'Indigo' Maintenance Release Adds Java 7 Support to JDT

The Eclipse Foundation's release last week of Eclipse "Indigo" 3.7.1 was more than the usual maintenance release.

JRuby Now Supported on Engine Yard Cloud

Engine Yard, a provider of Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for Ruby on Rails, now supports JRuby applications on its cloud platform, the company announced Wednesday.

BigMemory + Ehcache = a Terabyte Per JVM

Terracotta today launched a release candidate of version 3.6 of its namesake in-memory software with upgraded versions of both its BigMemory and Ehcache technologies.

Sonatype Leverages Open Source Java Repository

Sonatype this week launched a new suite of products and services designed to help companies better manage their usage of open source Java components.

Spring Social 1.0 Connects Java Apps to Facebook, Twitter, GitHub, More

Spring Social lets developers connect Java applications to SaaS APIs from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, GitHub and others, and to interact with those services on behalf of their users.