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Oracle Corporation

August 08, 2011 16:56 ET

Update: Oracle Announces Availability of Java SE 7

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced the availability of Java Platform, Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7), the first release of the Java platform under Oracle stewardship.
  • The Java SE 7 release is the result of industry-wide development involving open review, weekly builds and extensive collaboration between Oracle engineers and members of the worldwide Java ecosystem via the OpenJDK Community and the Java Community Process (JCP).
  • Java SE 7 delivers:
    • Language changes to help increase developer productivity and simplify common programming tasks by reducing the amount of code needed, clarifying syntax and making code easier to read. (JSR 334: Project Coin)
    • Improved support for dynamic languages (including: Ruby, Python and JavaScript), resulting in substantial performance increases on the JVM. (JSR 292: InvokeDynamic)
    • A new multicore-ready API that enables developers to more easily decompose problems into tasks that can then be executed in parallel across arbitrary numbers of processor cores. (JSR 166: Fork/Join Framework)
    • A comprehensive I/O interface for working with file systems that can access a wider array of file attributes and offer more information when errors occur. (JSR 203: NIO.2)
    • New networking and security features
    • Expanded support for internationalization, including Unicode 6.0 support
    • Updated versions of numerous libraries
  • Strong backward compatibility of Java SE 7 with previous versions of the platform preserves the skill sets of current Java software developers and protects Java technology investments.
  • Developers interested in getting started immediately with the Java SE 7 release can leverage the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 7.0, Eclipse Indigo with the additional Java SE 7 plug-in or IntelliJ IDEA 10.5, which support the latest features of the Java SE 7 platform. Oracle JDeveloper support for JDK 7 is intended for a release later this year.

Java Facts and Figures

  • 97% of enterprise desktops run Java
  • 1 billion Java downloads each year
  • 9 million developers worldwide
  • #1 programming language (TIOBE Programming Community Index)
  • More than 3 billion devices are powered by Java technology

Supporting Quote

  • "We're very excited about Java SE 7; this is a great release with strong technology updates. I'm pleased that the Java community has come together in favor of technical progress and that we have a clear path forward for Java SE 8," said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products. "Oracle has a strong vested interest in the success of the Java platform and is firmly committed to delivering a consistent, high-performance, high-quality Java SE implementation and will be supporting the Java SE 7 release across the Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio."

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