Mark Reinhold, chief architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, believes the heated concerns bubbling up recently in the Java community about the readiness of the Java Platform Module System specification, better known as Jigsaw, for the upcoming release of Java 9 are based on a number of misconceptions.
Android developers were already able to use Kotlin through a plug-in, but from now on it'll ship alongside Java and C++ with the official Android IDE.
Java runtime solutions provider Azul Systems has just released Zing 17.03, the latest version of its Java Virtual Machine, with full support for its Falcon just-in-time compiler.
The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group released a new version of its Kura IoT framework last week, announced the first milestone release of its Kapua platform and announced the creation of a new initiative to drive the adoption of IoT open source and open standards.
The final vote count was 10 for, 13 against, but the decision of the Executive Committee of the Java Community Process to reject JSR 376 doesn't mean we won't be seeing the long awaited, much delayed modularization of Java in the next release.
Here's a roundup of recent news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.
The latest release of OpenShift, Red Hat's packaged distribution of the open source Kubernetes container management and orchestration system, comes with new support for cloud-native Java.
It's designed to integrate with existing IDEs and abstract some of the steps needed to build a toolchain for continuous integration/continuous deployment on the cloud computing service.
Google is continuing to implement support for Java 8 in its Android mobile OS, last week issuing Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6, which fixes numerous bugs associated with the company's new way of working with the latest edition of its default programming language.
Here's a roundup of this week's news and product announcements around Java and Java-related technologies.
With the 7-month-old Android N now installed on less than 3 percent of devices, the first developer preview of Android O has landed, with new functionality for saving battery life, getting a better handle on notifications and much more.
Software development toolmaker JetBrains has added support for Jigsaw in the latest release of its popular IntelliJ IDEA IDE.
The JDK 9 rampdown process is entering Phase Two, and Mark Reinhold, Chief Architect of Oracle's Java Platform Group, has proposed some goals for this phase that keep the process focused on priority bug fixes.
Google is deprecating the Jack compiler toolchain it introduced in 2014 to incorporate Java 8 features, which will be be natively supported going forward.
The final results of the Public Review Ballot for JSR 372 are in, and the latest JavaServer Faces specification (JSF 2.3) has been approved.
JNBridge has added support for the new version of Microsoft's Visual Studio tool suite to the latest version of its flagship Java/.NET interoperability solution.
The latest edition of the free Android Studio IDE for creating mobile apps with Java continues to build upon the Instant Run functionality for quicker builds of incremental code changes.
The mainframe is at an inflection point from which it will either continue as a revenue-supporting machine or emerge as a revenue-generating platform, a new report states.