As JavaOne continues, we pick up the key stories

JavaOne 2011 – Tuesday’s Keynotes

JamesTrew

Java 8 gets a new release date, Twitter tweets along, and JavaFX could be opening its source

As JavaOne continues, so do the updates, and not one
mention of the new iPhone yesterday, which must have been the only
place that escaped the Cupertino hype machine. Particularly of note
at yesterdays presentations was the announcement from Adam
Messinger of the intention to move to a two-yearly interval between
Java 7 and 8. This would see the next big iteration landing
sometime in summer 2013.

The proposed change in scheduling is said to be to allow
more time for certification, which will please trainers and
engineers who don’t want to have to re-certify on a more frequent
basis. It has also been suggested that Oracle might use the
extension as an opportunity to implement project Jigsaw and
modularise the JDK.

Other developments include the news that Twitter will be
collaborating with Oracle and other JCP/OpenJDK communities in
their mission to further develop the Java platform, with other
industry big hitters – such as Red Hat, Arm and Intel also on
board.

Finally, fresh after the announcement of JavaFX 2.0
being made available
, Oracle also announced they will be
submitting a proposal to make the JavaFX platform open source, no
doubt fitting in with the overall plans to improve integration with
HTML5.

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