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Oracle Announces Java 8 - As part of the most significant Java technology release by Oracle, the company will host the Java 8 launch webcast today - Oracle.com
Oracle Announces Java 8

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Redwood Shores, CA, United States, 2014/03/25 - As part of the most significant Java technology release by Oracle, the company will host the Java 8 launch webcast today - Oracle.com. NYSE, NASDAQ: ORCL

   
 
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• Revolutionary Java SE 8 Release Features the Most Significant Upgrade to the Java Programming Model Ever; Java SE 8 and Java ME 8 Together Make Major Steps Toward Long-Term Convergence;
• Java 8 Launch Webcast to Feature Java 8 Architects, Leading Community Members and Ecosystem Partners.

Oracle is announcing Java Platform, Standard Edition 8 (Java SE 8), Java Platform, Micro Edition 8 (Java ME 8) and the related releases of Oracle's Java Embedded products. Members of the Oracle Java development team, as well as other industry leaders, will highlight the key features of these new products during the webcast. In addition, over 30 technical videos covering Java SE 8, Java ME 8, Java Embedded and the Internet of Things will also be available on demand.

Introducing Java 8
• Oracle today announced the availability of JDK 8, a production-ready implementation of the Java SE 8 Platform Specification, which was recently approved through the Java Community Process (JCP). This release includes the largest upgrade to the Java programming model since the platform was introduced in 1996. JDK 8 was developed collaboratively in the OpenJDK Community.
• Please join the Java 8 launch webcast today, March 25, 2014 at 10:00 am. PDT/1:00 pm. EDT.
• Oracle is also announcing Oracle Java SE Embedded 8, which leverages the new Java SE 8 features and is optimized for mid to high end embedded systems.
• Oracle JDK 8 and Oracle Java SE Embedded 8 are now available to download.
• Java SE 8 and Java ME 8 are on a strong convergence path, with Java ME 8 scheduled for availability later this spring.
• With a consistent Java 8 platform across embedded devices, desktops, data centers and the cloud, customers can deploy applications faster, process and analyze in-flight data and act on events as quickly as they occur.
• Leveraging Java's cross-platform benefits, the Oracle Java Embedded implementations are designed to increase hardware flexibility and platform choice, allow easier application portability and help extend product lifecycles.

Java SE 8
• The Java SE 8 release is the result of industry-wide development involving open review, weekly builds and extensive collaboration between Oracle engineers and members of the worldwide Java developer community via the OpenJDK Community and the JCP.
• Java SE 8 enables enhanced developer productivity and significant application performance increases through reduced boilerplate code, improved collections and annotations, simpler parallel programming models and more efficient use of modern, multi-core processors.
• The key features of JDK 8 are Project Lambda (JSR 335), the Nashorn JavaScript Engine, a new Date and Time API (JSR 310), a set of Compact Profiles and the removal of the "permanent generation" from the HotSpot Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
• Oracle JDK 8 has already achieved world record performance for 4 socket systems on NEC Intel-based servers and for 2 socket systems on Oracle SPARC T5 servers, with a performance improvement of 12 to 41% compared to JDK 7 on the same Oracle configuration (NEC benchmark details, Oracle benchmark details).
• New client Java features and enhancements are also available as part of the latest JavaFX release within JDK 8. These include: an embedded specific graphics stack, new UI controls, a Modena theme, functionality to enable developers to embed Swing content into JavaFX applications, new 3D graphics features and additional HTML 5 support.
• Backward compatibility of Java SE 8 with previous versions of the platform preserves the skill sets of current Java software developers and helps to protect Java technology investments.
• Developers interested in getting started immediately with the Java SE 8 release can download the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 8.0, which will allow them take advantage of the latest Java features, as well as enhanced support for HTML5.
• The Eclipse team has been working on Java SE 8 support for almost 2 years and is on schedule to have an update release coinciding with the Java SE 8 launch as a feature patch for the current Kepler SR2. The team has announced that Eclipse will also include support for Java SE 8 in the upcoming "Luna" release scheduled for June 2014.
• An updated Java SE 8 training curriculum will be available soon from Oracle to help developers transition to Java SE 8 and implement the latest platform enhancements.
• Oracle is also conducting a worldwide tour of Java User Groups (JUGs) and plans to deliver engaging, inspiring and educational events for nearly sixty JUGs in over twenty countries on six continents. Technical content will be available for JUGs that Oracle's Java Technology Evangelists will not be able to visit in person.

Oracle Java SE Embedded
• Oracle Java SE Embedded 8 provides a development platform for embedded devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) that includes the flexibility, portability and features of Java SE 8.
• Oracle Java SE Embedded 8 allows developers to leverage the three new Compact Profiles in Java SE 8, which are predefined subsets of the full Java SE 8 API specification and allow for creation of smaller platforms for embedded devices. With this release, Java SE can now be deployed on embedded devices based using as little as 10 MB static footprint and 16 MB of RAM, 2-3 times smaller than Oracle Java SE Embedded 7.
• Oracle Java SE Embedded 8 is available for many configurations including Linux on ARM, x86 and PPC, and is optimized for popular community boards such as the Raspberry Pi; as well as commercial Systems-on-Chip (SoC), such as the Freescale i.MX 6 Series.
• Java SE Embedded tools are also available to create customized, space-optimized JREs for embedded platforms.

Java ME 8
• Java is an ideal platform for intelligent devices and an optimal foundation for developers to build new services for the IoT.
• Java ME 8 is a major update to the existing Java ME platform incorporating a large set of updated and new features, including: Java language and API alignment with Java SE 8, support for modern web protocols, a comprehensive application model, advanced security features and standard APIs for power management and interaction with a broad set of standard peripherals.
• The significant enhancements in Java ME 8 are designed to deliver faster application performance, which is especially important on less powerful devices.
• With this release, Java ME and Java SE are converging, enabling a more consistent developer experience and more code re-use across the platforms.
• The new Java language enhancements in Java ME 8 leverage recent Java SE features to allow developers to write cleaner, more efficient code that can be deployed across both platforms and the new embedded-specific capabilities of Java ME 8 can help to further shorten and simplify development cycles.
• Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 will be the Oracle implementation of the Java ME 8 standard. Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access 2 is now available as a binary runtime for Qualcomm 6270T (ARM9) Development Platform, Raspberry Pi (ARM11) and ST Microelectronics STM32F4DISCOVERY (ARM Cortex-M4).
• Java ME SDK 8 Early Access 2 is now available to support development of Java ME 8 Early Access-based applications on an emulation runtime for Windows 7, as well supported hardware platforms.
• Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and Oracle Academy are sponsoring an IoT Developer Challenge, giving developers an opportunity to win one of 12 trips to JavaOne 2014 by creating a Java Embedded application. In addition, up to six student winners will receive laptops and certification vouchers. The deadline to submit video and project code is May 30, 2014. See Official Rules for details.
• OTN is also providing seven free Java Embedded training sessions in March and April. Registered attendees get a chance to win a Raspberry Pi starter bundle.

Supporting Quotes
"Java is the global standard for developing and delivering applications everywhere from small devices to the Cloud. The convergence of Java SE 8 and Java ME 8 is intended to provide a consistent development environment that improves developer productivity and application performance, along with the ability to "right-size" the platform for deployment across an even wider range of use cases," said Nandini Ramani, vice president of development, Java Platform, Oracle. "The Java 8 launch will showcase the innovative features of Java SE 8 and Java ME 8 and demonstrate how the latest Java platform releases can revolutionize application development, harmonize enterprise IT and empower the Internet of Things."

"ARM and Oracle are working together to define and integrate technology components to make the Internet of Things more viable for businesses and developers," said Ian Drew, chief marketing officer and executive vice president of business development, ARM. "The Oracle JDK 8 release showcases our collaboration that will drive standards and an open ecosystem enabling developers to create applications from smart IoT devices to servers."

"The release of Java SE 8 demonstrates the innovation driven by the ongoing collaboration between IBM, Oracle and other members of the Java community in OpenJDK," said John Duimovich, Distinguished Engineer, IBM. "Java SE 8 provides enterprise customers with significant gains in productivity, scalability and maintainability, and further demonstrates that they can continue to rely on Java to grow their business."

Java Facts and Figures
• 9 million developers worldwide
• More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology
• More than 125 million Java-based media devices have been deployed
• Over 10 billion Java Cards have been shipped since its introduction
• Java Magazine (oracle.com/javamagazine) is a free subscription, published on a bi-monthly basis in digital and mobile formats, which highlights news, new products, innovative Java applications and includes hands-on, how-to technical content. The March/April 2014 issue includes extensive technical content on Java 8, including articles on Lambda expressions, Nashorn, Compact Profiles, date and time API, the Internet of Things, streams, Java type annotations, and more.

About Oracle
Oracle (oracle.com) engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center.

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Contact: Jacki DeCoster, Oracle
P: +1 650-633-7788 - E: jacki.decoster[.]oracle.com.

 
 
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