Oracle Outlines Plans for Java Platform

Monday, September 20, 2010

JavaOne 2010 Keynote Address Highlights Oracle’s Plans to Grow Java and Showcases Java Technology Innovation


News Facts

During the opening keynote of JavaOne 2010, Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, Oracle Product Development outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and showcased product demonstrations illustrating the latest Java technology innovations.

Presentation highlights covered four key areas of Java technology:

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) – Oracle is advancing the Java platform and optimizing it for new application models and hardware; including extended support for scripting languages, increased developer productivity and lower operational costs. Kurian discussed the roadmap for JDK 7 and JDK 8, which will be based on OpenJDK, and highlighted some of the key OpenJDK projects.
Product demonstration showed Oracle JRockit and Oracle HotSpot Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) working with Oracle JRockit Mission Control to diagnose the root cause of poor response times in applications.
Java on the Client – Oracle is planning an enhanced programming model that combines the power of Java with the ease of JavaFX, to deliver advanced graphics, high-fidelity media and the best HTML 5, JavaScript and CSS Web capabilities, along with native Java platform support.
Product demonstration highlighted the Prism graphics stack delivering 2D and 3D graphics, vector graphics and high-quality media.
Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) – Java EE will continue to evolve making application servers more modular, and programming more efficient with improvements such as dependency injection and reduced configuration requirements.
Product demonstration highlighted how the Java EE 6 Web Profile reduces the size of the Java runtime for light-weight web applications, reducing overhead and improving performance.
Java on Devices – Oracle is working to modernize the Java mobile platform by delivering Java with Web support to consumer devices. Oracle is also planning other enhancements including new language features, small-footprint CPU-efficient capabilities for cards, phones and TVs, and consistent tooling and emulation across hardware platforms.

Java Facts and Figures

1.1 billion desktops run Java
930 million Java Runtime Environment downloads each year
3 billion mobile phones run Java
31 times more Java phones ship every year than Apple and Android combined
100% of all Blu-ray Players Run Java
1.4 billion Java Cards are manufactured each year.

Supporting Quote

“Oracle believes that the Java community expects results. With our increased investment in the Java platform, a sharp focus on features that deliver value to the community, and a relentless focus on performance, the Java language and platform have a bright future,” said Kurian. “In addition, Oracle remains committed to OpenJDK as the the best open source Java implementation and we will continue to improve OpenJDK and welcome external contributors.”

Supporting Resources

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