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News and views from the Java SE Development-Kit Community
2014/10/21 06:23

Last month, I wrote about our efforts to make the transition to Java SE 8 smooth for end users. The incredible pace of adoption of Java SE 8 by the Java community surpassed our expectations, with open source projects and commercial products like Oracle WebLogic Server alike announcing their readiness for the new platform release.

2014/10/20 15:37
This week I received a very welcomed news, I have just been accepted as Java Champion! Java Champions are a group of passionate Java technology and community leaders who are dedicated to the Java platform and the Community surrounding it, it’s not a big group in terms of people being part of it (although it’s growing […]
2014/10/17 18:18
I'll be back again at EclipseCon Europe in Ludwigsburg, Germany on October 28th to speak Tuesday afternoon at 3 PM, and enjoy Simon Ritter's Lambda tutorial on Tuesday morning at 9 AM.As usual, if there is something around OpenJDK you'd like to chat about, let me know on Twitter (or send me an e-mail), and we'll find some space and time.See you ...
2014/10/17 18:06
This year's JavaOne featured a new press release from Oracle mentioning OpenJDK. Here are the relevant excerpts:Taken from the Oracle press release titled Oracle Highlights Continued Java SE Momentum and Innovation at JavaOne 2014.
2014/10/15 05:46
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This release updates our OpenJDK 7 support in the 2.5.x series […]
2014/10/15 02:06
The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK using Free Software build tools, along with additional features such as a PulseAudio sound driver, the ability to build against system libraries and support for alternative virtual machines and architectures beyond those supported by OpenJDK. This release updates our OpenJDK 6 support […]
2014/10/10 21:47
2014/10/09 16:55

While evaluating some new lock algorithms (exposed via LD_PRELOAD interposition on the pthread_lock and condvar interfaces), I noticed that C++ catch and throw on Solaris/SPARC compiled with GCC 4.9.0 will take runtime paths that take locks and impede scaling. Specifically, if you have a set of threads that simply execute "try { throw 20; } catch (int e) {;}", they won't scale as expected because of runtime ...

2014/10/02 16:24
2014/09/30 06:15
I have a jam-packed schedule for JavaOne 2014. My sessions are as follows: TUT3371 Jump-Starting Lambda (Tue 30 Sep 0830 Hilton Yosemite B/C) This is my gentle introduction to lambda tutorial. Download presentation (PDF). CON3374 Lambda Q&A Panel (Tue 30 Sep 1230 Hilton Yosemite B/C) This panel session will explore the impact of Java 8 […]
2014/09/28 19:27

With JavaOne underway, and lots of coverage around Java SE 8, a subject that will be on many attendees' minds is their own readiness to migrate to Java SE 8. More broadly, the Java community's adoption of the latest major release of the Java SE platform among ISVs and open source projects alike.

2014/10/21 13:50
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