Oracle has embarked on a Community Development Model initiative to make the development of the JDK more transparent, and create opportunities for collaboration and early feedback from the worldwide developer community. You can also participate in the community through the following avenues.
The JVM Language Summit is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. You can view and download recorded sessions and presentations from here.
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This all-digital publication is an essential source of knowledge about Java technology, the Java programming language, and Java-based applications for people who rely on them in their professional careers, or who aspire to.
From this storehouse of Java technology bugs, you can search for and browse information on bugs and requests for enhancements (RFEs), submit them, track them, or vote on the open bugs that are important to you.
The Java technology discussion forums are interactive message boards for sharing ideas and insights on Java technologies and programming techniques.
Members of the Java User Groups meet regularly to exchange technical ideas and information.
This program is intended to encourage JUG members, individuals and other organisations to get involved in Java Specification Requests (JSRs). This means more grass roots, developer level participation in existing and emerging Java standards.
JavaFX features a vibrant and passionate developer community. This enthusiasm can be found in the open source mailing list, the OTN forum discussions, or even the activity on the JIRA bug tracking system. Finally, there are those developers who come up with a number of utilities and tools.