Enterprise Applications: Oracle`s Top 10 Java Moves of 2011

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2011-10-18 Print this article Print


Oracle released JDK 7, available for Windows, Linux, Solaris and embedded platforms. Mac OS X Developer Preview also was released.
Oracle continues to work out its strategy to move Java forward. Since closing its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in January 2010, Oracle has moved quickly and aggressively to lay its claim to Java, considered "the crown jewel of the acquisition. Not only has Oracle defended Java by filing suit against Google for allegedly infringing Oracle's Java patents in creating the Android operating system, the database giant??íhas put in work to improve its standing with the community and to give developers what they need. JavaOne 2011, held in San Francisco Oct. 2 to 5, featured increased Oracle outreach and acceptance from the community, as well as the unveiling of new road maps and technology. During the JavaOne 2011 strategy keynote, Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, along with Adam Messinger, vice president of development for Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Cameron Purdy, vice president of development for Oracle, outlined plans for the Java platform and showcased product demonstrations illustrating the latest Java technology innovations. Rob Benson, director of Runtime Systems at Twitter, announced that Twitter has just joined both the OpenJDK Community, as well as the Java Community Process (JCP). Twitter will be collaborating with Oracle and the other members of the JCP and the OpenJDK Community to help evolve the Java platform. IBM, Intel and Red Hat, as well as ARM Holdings, GetJar and Harris IT Systems, also appeared on stage to demonstrate their ongoing support for Java technology. This slide show looks at some of the top Java moves Oracle has made in 2011.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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