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Mark Reinhold announced today that the JDK 7 / JavaSE 7 project has slipped once again: mid-2011 without Jigsaws and Lambdas, late 2012 for JavaSE 8 with those. The delay (or some other bad news like dropping features) was already expected by anyone who tracks the project. But really, how big and bad is this delay? As a big enthusiast of both Jigsaw and Lambdas - and as a tech writer who just...
on Sep 8, 2010

Open Source

I’ve been a close observer of the evolution of the Java platform, and one of the aspects that attracted me since the beginning was its openness. Back in 1996, the JDK 1.0 bundled source code for all public API classes (378Kb!). It was also multiplatform in respect to OS & hardware platforms, and soon a strong multi-vendor platform. As a binary standard, it succeeded where paper-only or...
on May 21, 2005