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May 09, 2013 08:00 ET

Oracle Grants Compatibility Testing Scholarship to the Eclipse Foundation

Further Demonstrates Commitment to Java Developers and Open Source Community by Providing Technology Compatibility Kits and Support Services for Two Eclipse Projects

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News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that it has awarded Compatibility Testing Scholarships to the Eclipse Foundation for the EclipseLink and Virgo projects.
  • The Oracle Compatibility Testing Scholarship Program helps to ensure that the Technology Compatibility Kits (TCK) for Oracle's Java technology specifications, including support services, are available and accessible to not-for-profit organizations, as well as colleges and universities.
  • The Eclipse Foundation will use the TCKs to test the EclipseLink and Virgo technologies and ensure compatibility with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
    • The EclipseLink project delivers a comprehensive open-source Java persistence solution addressing relational, XML and database web services. EclipseLink serves as the reference implementation for Java Persistence API (JPA) Specification, including the latest Java Specification Request (JSR) 338, for JPA 2.1.
    • The Virgo Web Server from EclipseRT is a completely module-based, lightweight Java application server for developing, deploying, and servicing enterprise Java applications. One of the goals of the Virgo project is to create a compliant implementation of the Java EE Web Profile specification.
  • Java EE 7, the next generation of Java EE, is targeted for release in the second quarter of 2013.
  • The Java EE 7 JSRs are being developed in a transparent manner through the Java Community Process (JCP) by hundreds of engineers from over 30 organizations, including the Eclipse Foundation, with expert group communications and working materials available publicly.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Oracle recognizes the contributions that not-for-profit organizations, such as the Eclipse Foundation, are making to both Java technology specifications, and the rich ecosystem of open source implementations of these specifications. We understand the importance of ensuring Java compatibility, and we want to make sure that these organizations have access to the resources they need to verify compatibility with the latest Java platform releases," said Cameron Purdy, vice president of Development, Oracle.
  • "It is important for the Eclipse Foundation to provide our community with the tools they need to enhance developer productivity. As a key contributor to EclipseLink and other projects, Oracle has been a strong supporter of our efforts. Through the Oracle Compatibility Testing Scholarship Program the Eclipse Foundation now has access to the resources we need to achieve Java EE Web Profile compatibility both for Java EE 6, as well as the forthcoming Java EE 7," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation.

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Java Facts and Figures

  • 97% of enterprise desktops run Java
  • 1 billion Java downloads each year
  • 9 million developers worldwide
  • More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology

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