Java 8 is late, but only a little

Java 8 is LateDuring the keynote at JavaOne on Java strategy, Adam Messinger, vice president of development of the Fusion Middleware, to announce to that will move the release date for Java 8th Held as scheduled late 2012, the new version will probably only six months later, in summer 2013 indicate.In the summer , published previously and repeatedly shifted Java 7 which had about 9 million Java developers, Oracle, has more than four and a half years to wait. In return for the later release date like the Java developer with Oracle to use that extra time for an extension of the feature package. The projects now under discussion Jigsaw and lambda seem equally to be set as the interoperability with JavaScript.

Oracle receives reinforcement from the operators of micro-blogging service Twitter, which announced itself to the OpenJDK and the Java Community Process (JCP) to join. Java has, according to Rob Benson, director of Runtime Systems on Twitter, a great importance for the service.

The same is probably true for JavaFX at Oracle. According to Messinger, the RIA-technology (Rich Internet Application) to the long term the client be strategic platform for Java. This also applies to mobile devices. This is supportive which was presented at the conference, JavaFX 2.0 – starting with the visual components – are sooner or later as a fully open-source software. Interestingly during the keynote was a JavaFX game that ran on both the iPad as well on Android Samsung Galaxy Tablet, a Linux device. JavaFX has done so far is only 2.0 for Windows, the OS X version is currently beta-quality.

Regarding the Java Mobile Edition (Java ME), there seems to be Oracle’s strategy, this slow but sure to dispose of. In other words, like Oracle Java ME and Java SE, “normalize”. In a first step, the version numbers are adjusted so that the next release will be called Java ME 7th In a second step, it probably embedded Java SE 8, a kind of subset of Java SE .

Ultimately, Oracle runs several tracks here, because with the newly announced project developer should avatar hybrid applications in the Java and HTML 5 can be created for mobile devices – according to Messinger Whether they are here for a HTML5 integration for Java. The Java code can be directly on the DOM functions (Domain Object Model) to access and manipulate HTML. The whole thing runs on the iPhone even if the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) embedded in the application, which does not violate the requirements of Apple’s AppStore.

Still remains the Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE). In the opinion of Cameron Purdy, Oracle’s vice president for Java EE, Enterprise Server, etc. The Java platform will be the medium which are standard in the Platforms as a Service (PaaS). In his opinion, get the slogan “Freedom of Choice” slowly but surely makes sense. To cloud capable of being, Java EE features such as multi-tenancy and elasticity (horizontal scaling) would support.

Finally Developer Preview is now an official of the JDK 1.7 for Mac OS X ready. The official release is in the second quarter of 2012 for developers and end users to follow a little later. Also, it is a first beta for Oracle’s open source IDE NetBeans 7.1 .The new version has received particular changes for the development with JavaFX 

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