Planet JDKNews and views from the Java SE Development-Kit CommunityVariousHenrik Ståhl: Java 8: Not Just For Developers Any MoreHenrik Ståhl

As with past Java releases such as Java 7 [1], Java 8 was first made available through the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) to give developers adequate time for testing and certification before being made available on the website for end users to download. Java 8 has been well-received [2] since its release in March 2014. It was followed by the JDK 8u5 and ...

Henrik Stahl 2014-09-12T06:52:33Z
Marcus Hirt: My Sessions at JavaOne 2014Marcus Hirt
So despite my recent blog of despair, I am now involved in two sessions at JavaOne 2014. Another Oracle session had to be cancelled, which allowed some room for a session on how to use the Java Flight Recorder. There will likely be a guest appearance from another Oracle team on that session too. So […]
Stephen Colebourne: Oracle RDBMS empty string and nullStephen,

The Oracle database (RDBMS) has a "wonderful quirk" - it treats null and empty string as one and the same.

2 Colebourne2014-09-07T22:53:00Z
Andrew Hughes: IcedTea 2.5.2 Released: Back in the Groovy!Andrew Hughes
We are pleased to announce the release of IcedTea 2.5.2, “Back in the Groovy”! 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 […]
Marcus Hirt: JavaOne 2014 and The Mistake of the YearMarcus Hirt
Soooo, this was a pretty hectic year. What with the relocation to Switzerland and all. Internally within Oracle I submitted two talks of my own for consideration to JavaOne 2014, plus one together with Oleg Mazurov. They were all internally accepted within Oracle to be submitted to the JavaOne 2014 conference call for papers. Guess […]
Marcus Hirt: Java Mission Control 5.4.0 Released!Marcus Hirt
Yay! Today a new version of Java Mission Control was released together with 8u20! This blog entry will provide a quick summary of some of the new features and fixes in JMC 5.4.0. Since I didn’t write anything when the 5.3.0 was released, I will cover a few features that were already included in 5.3.0. […]