Oracle Outlines Plans to Make the Future Java During JavaOne 2012 Strategy Keynote
Details Upcoming Java Platform Advancements and Highlights Java Momentum
JAVAONE, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2012
During the JavaOne 2012 strategy keynote, Hasan Rizvi, executive vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, and the Oracle Java Development team leaders outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and highlighted the latest Java technology innovations.
Phil Rogers, AMD Corporate Fellow and HSA Foundation President, joined Oracle on stage to discuss Project Sumatra, which was recently approved in the OpenJDK Community. Project Sumatra will explore how Java can be extended to support heterogeneous computing models for improved performance and power consumption.
Canoo, Cinterion, Navis, National Geographic, Nike and the Royal Canadian Mint also joined Oracle during the keynote to discuss their latest Java-based projects.
Presentation highlights covered several key areas of Java technology:
Plans for Java SE 8 are moving forward and Oracle announced a revised roadmap for the release, with availability expected in late 2013.
Completion of the HotSpot/JRockit JVM convergence project is targeted for JDK 8, including performance enhancements and a second-generation Java Flight Recorder.
The OpenJDK Community continues to host the development of the reference implementation of Java SE 8. Weekly developer preview builds of JDK 8 continue to be available from jdk8.java.net.
JavaFX 8 will be released as part of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) 8 implementation and will be the default UI toolkit for Java SE 8 Embedded, providing a consistent programming environment for embedded system applications and desktop applications alike.
The new Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 is a complete client Java runtime optimized for microcontrollers and other resource-constrained devices.
Oracle Java Embedded Suite 7.0 is a new, packaged offering that facilitates creating applications across a wide range of embedded systems including network appliances, healthcare devices, home gateways and routers and large peripheral devices, such as multi-function printers.
Alignment between Java ME and Java SE is planned for late 2013.
Java ME 8 Java Specification Requests (JSRs) are being prepared for submission to the Java Community Process (JCP).
Java EE continues to be hugely popular with increasing developer adoption and over 50 million downloads of Java EE components, including Oracle GlassFish Server, and 14 Java EE 6 compliant application server implementations currently available from IT vendors.
Java EE 7, the next generation of Java EE, is well underway with 4 new and 10 updated JSRs being worked on through the JCP.
Java EE 7 is targeted for release in the second quarter of 2013 and is planned to include new features that will help facilitate building scalable HTML5 applications, including support for non-blocking (event-driven) I/O Servlet 3.1 API, JCache, JSON-P, WebSockets, JAX-RS 2.0 Client API, JPA schema generation and an improved security configuration, which can particularly benefit applications deployed to cloud environments.
Java Facts and Figures
97% of enterprise desktops run Java
1 billion Java downloads each year
9 million developers worldwide
More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
80% of mobile developers target the Java platform
More than 125 million Java-based TV devices have been deployed.
Over 10 billion Java Cards have been shipped since its introduction
“Oracle is committed to creating the next generation Java platform, making sure Java works everywhere, for everyone, on everything, by extending Java technology innovations with the continued ongoing support of the community,” said Rizvi. “We will continue to provide the Java community with a transparent roadmap so that they can plan ahead for future updates and platform releases, and we will continue to collaborate with contributors throughout the community in the evolution of the platform.”
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