Oracle highlights Java roadmap

Summary:In a nutshell, Java is being optimized for new application models and hardware to support Oracle's overall integrated systems approach as well as being tweaked for modern mobile devices.

Oracle outlined its plans for Java at the JavaOne conference, which rides shotgun with the OpenWorld shindig in San Francisco. In a nutshell, Java is being optimized for new application models and hardware to support Oracle's overall integrated systems approach as well as being tweaked for modern mobile devices.

In a nutshell, Oracle is planning the following:

  • Optimize the Java Platform Standard Edition for new applications and hardware. Extended support for scripting languages and tweaks to enhance productivity are planned.
  • Client-based Java. Oracle said it plans to offer a programming model that combines Java with the ease-of-use featured in JavaFX. The target markets here are graphics, HTML 5, JavaScript and other Web capabilities.
  • Java Enterprise Edition will become more modular to make it easier to configure as well as create lightweight applications.
  • On the device front, Oracle said it is "working to modernize" the Java mobile platform.

Add it up and Oracle is looking to highlight how it will continue to invest in Java, which has a massive footprint across PCs, mobile phones and Blu-ray players.

Topics: Software Development, Open Source, Oracle

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