This first update of Java Platform Standard Edition Oracle scratched. Developers show reservations, but Oracle ahead despite strong resistance. After five years of expectations, this update of Java SE 7 (Java Platform Standard Edition) is now available. However, the fault is not only Oracle, which has bought Sun in 2010.
With 9 million developers worldwide, this update was long awaited.
18 months after the acquisition of Sun, Oracle intends to demonstrate to the developer community that is able to resume the torch.
“We started with a proven technology, have taken part in a great community, and have finally added our own commitment and investment. During the 15 years in the history of Java, we had the chance to expand a community made up of nine million of developers, ” said Adam Messinger, vice president in charge of development of Oracle Fusion Middleware. “Java is the number one choice for developers according to the index TIOBE and it runs on more than one billion computers worldwide. This is by far the most widely deployed programming language in the world in the history of computing. “
A Multilingual Grind
Based on open JDK (Java Development Kit Open) spent most under the GNU GPL in 2007, the new version of Java SE is not of major advances in embryo.
Oracle Advance, Despite the Pitfalls
In the grip of intestinal struggles with different communities open source, Oracle has had particular trouble with the entire Java developer community.
The Apache Software Foundation had also withdrawn from the JCP (Java Community Process) in December 2010.
According to Mark little, in charge of the Red Hat middleware developments, this new version “is solid, even if more than one iteration progressive than anything else.”
We can not therefore help but see the will of Oracle to put his imprint on the Java SE 7 and not to sail troubled waters with its Dolphin (‘Dolphin’ is the code name for Java SE 7).