Java & Eclipse

Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

Red Hat Takes over Stewardship of OpenJDK 7

The open source solutions provider and longtime Java community leader is stepping in after Oracle Corp. issued its last public security update for Java 7 in April.

Oracle Considers G1 Garbage Collector for Java 9

Oracle Corp. has proposed making the Garbage-First (G1) Collector the default HotSpot garbage collector (GC) in JDK 9 on 32- and 64-bit server configurations, sparking some debate in the Java community on the pros and cons of G1 versus another supported GC: the Concurrent Mark Sweep (CMS) Collector.

Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

AWS Cloud Adds Java for Event-Driven Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.

Spark Gets R Language API

A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

MyEclipse Java EE IDE Integrates Tern JavaScript Tool

Software development tools maker Genuitec has integrated the Tern stand-alone code analysis engine for JavaScript into the latest 2015 update of its MyEclipse Java EE IDE.

Oracle Pushes Java EE 8 Release Date

Oracle has pushed the target release date of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 to the first half of 2017. Updates of the target dates for the Java Specification Requests "under the Java EE umbrella" reflecting this change are forthcoming, the company said.

Oracle v. Google: Solicitor General Sides with Oracle

News that the Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case came as a shock to some.

Android Studio Gets C/C++ Functionality

At its big I/O conference, Google today introduced the Android Studio v1.3 Preview so mobile developers can begin to play with the new features coming in M, the next version of the Android OS.

Java SE 8 Available for MIPS

Imagination Technologies has made the latest version of Java SE 8 available for its MIPS CPU architecture, the company announced.

Security Firm Discloses Vulnerabilities in Google App Engine for Java

Researchers at Security Explorations Inc. say there are seven unpatched vulnerabilities within the Google App Engine for Java, including three complete JVM sandbox escapes, which could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on underlying systems or retrieve sensitive information from Google servers.

Oracle Tackles Spatial and Graph Big Data Analytics

With nearly 20 years of experience working with spatial and graph data in its flagship relational database, Oracle Corp. is taking that expertise and putting it into a new Big Data tool.

JBoss EAP 6.4 Supports Java App Deployment in Hybrid Cloud

Red Hat released version 6.4 of the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (JBoss EAP) last week with new capabilities for JBoss EAP subscribers deploying Java apps in hybrid cloud environments.

Oracle Sets Date for Java 9 Release

Oracle has set Sept. 22, 2016, as the official General Availability (GA) release date for Java 9, with the Feature Complete release coming in mid-December.

Oracle Releases 14 Java Security Patches, Last Patch Update for Java 7

Oracle's latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) includes 98 fixes for vulnerabilities in Oracle products.

XRebel 2.0 Features Enhancements for Enterprise Java 

ZeroTurnaround has announced the general availability of version 2.0 of its lightweight Java profiler, XRebel.

Eclipse IoT Launches Machine to Machine Communication Platform

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of Eclipse OM2M 0.8, a standardized service platform for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.

Preview of Eclipse Plugin for Kotlin JVM Language Released

JetBrains has announced the alpha release of an Eclipse plugin for its Kotlin open-source, JVM-targeted programming language.

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