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JDK 8 Status Update

Java Development Kit 8, also known as JDK 8, is based on Java Standard Edition 8 and was supposed to be released in the 3rd quarter of 2013. However, it was pushed back to have more focus on its security issues. In September 2013, a blog posted by Mark Rheinhold, Oracle’s Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group announced that they released a preview build of JDK 8 for developers for initial testing. The main attraction of the release is the Project Lambda which will support programming on multicore processors. JDK 8 also offers other features such as new date and time API, compact profiles, and the Nashorn JavaScript engine according to Rheinhold.

Another update has been released regarding the development of JDK 8 last January 13, 2014 by Mathias Axelsson, Oracle JDK 8 Release Manager. According to his post on a Java mailing list, they will have the JDK 8 release candidate built before the January 23 deadline and have it shipped on March 18.

Axelsson said that they have been doing a lot of bug fixing to be able to have a release candidate on the last week of January. For JDK 8’s initial release, they are going to prioritize to fix the showstopper bugs. Non-showstopper bugs’ fixes will be postponed to keep track of its schedule. According to Axelsson, “We have a few fixes that are pending integration but overall things are looking very good and we’re on-track to have the release candidate built before the January 23 deadline.”

Java Development

Java being a cross-platform software has been and is still widely used in creating programs and applications on different devices that is why there is a high demand for Java Development these days. It is essential in order to cope up with the fast-paced development of technology.

Java Development is one of the reasons why we can watch high quality movies from our Blue-Ray Discs; why waiting for something or someone will no longer be a bore because of playing Candy Crush; and why we enjoy and get hooked with the latest mobile games and applications. In addition to the applications we appreciate on our mobile devices, businesses also get benefits from Java Development. From creating computing software to other business solutions, Java technology is being used. In order to cater with the huge demand for Java Development, most IT companies worldwide now offer Java Development products and services.

Here are some of the Java Development products and services commonly available in the market which consumers can take advantage of:

  • Application integration
  • Application testing
  • Architecture Portability to J2EE framework
  • Custom java development
  • Desktop interface portals
  • Enterprise application development
  • J2EE Integration with Back Office Applications
  • Java application maintenance
  • Java application migration
  • Java desktop application
  • Java distributed application
  • Java dynamic web application
  • Java message service
  • Java mobile application
  • Java modular programs
  • Java online/offline
  • Java product development
  • Java Professional Services
  • Java secure application
  • JEE development
  • Multilingual java applications
  • Reusable component development
  • Social Media Development
  • Web portal development
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