Oracle's JDK 8 Release Manager has offered assurances that this version the Java SE 8 Platform will ship in March, even with a few bugs.
Azul Systems announced this week that its build of the OpenJDK, known as Zulu, is now available for both Java 6 and Java 7 running on Linux and Windows.
The newly launched Apprenda 5.0 also comes with a revamped developer portal and dynamic scaling enhancements.
On Tuesday Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).
Neo Technology on Tuesday announced the general availability of Neo4j 2.0, which adds a new schema construct Cypher query language improvements, among other changes.
Coverity this week released a new version of its namesake software development testing platform.
Pivotal has released the first major update of the Spring Framework since 2009.
JNBridge has upgraded its flagship product, JNBridgePro, to allow developers to access Java code from Visual Studio 2013.
JetBrains released the annual update of its flagship Java integrated development environment (IDE) this week.
MyEclipse 2014 comes with full support for Java EE 7, enhanced REST Web Services, new mobile tools and JDK 1.7 support, among other new features.
Jelastic this week announced an upcoming collaboration with Red Hat to promote the global standardization of pluggable PaaS "cartridges" for Red Hat's OpenShift cloud computing platform.
Amazon yesterday introduced its Kinesis service for real-time processing of never-ending Big Data streams to facilitate instant business decision-making.
Oracle says it will stop providing commercial support for new versions of the GlassFish application server, though it will continue to deliver updates for the open-source edition.
Reactor 2.0 is billed as the first scale-out application server for Apache Hadoop.
Open-source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft has extended the integration of its reporting and analytics server to include Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service (EMR).
Oracle execs say recent moves like this prove the company is much more serious about Java security, but several security analysts still see flaws.
Version 7.4 of the IDE extends the HTML5 support provided in the previous release to Java EE and PHP applications, and becomes the first IDE to provide support for JDK 8 developer preview builds.
Typesafe, the chief commercial backer of the open source Scala project, expects its recent acquisition of Spray.io to broaden the appeal of the Typesafe Platform to Java developers with "one of the best performing REST/HTTP libraries in the Java ecosystem."
Genuitec has updated its SDC Cloud Connect platform that uses a simple push technology to allow Java developers to speed their established Eclipse packages to the cloud.
SOASTA has updated its automated Web application testing solution, CloudTest, with a new Java Module.