Thursday, July 28, 2011

Java SE 7 Arrives - Based On OpenJDK

One of my favorite development online software sites is Software Development Times known as SD Times.  I am really glad to see that Mark Rheinhold is still with Oracle and the Chief Architect for Java and that Oracle is using OpenJDK as the basis for Java SE 7.  Below are a few snippets from the article Java SE 7 Arrives - Based On OpenJDK :

"We started with proven technology, added in a great community, and then finally added our own commitment and investment. We're standing on the shoulders of giants. In the 15 years of Java history, we've been lucky to build up a giant base of 9 million developers. It's the No. 1 choice by developers according to the TIOBE index, and more than a billion computers around the world run Java. It's by far the most widely deployed language in the history of computing."

"The OpenJDK forms the basis for Java SE 7, marking the first time in history that an open-source version of the Java development environment has been used as the basis for a commercial release. Mark Reinhold, Oracle's chief architect for the Java platform, said that the new open-source development process has been a success, despite a few bumps in the road, such as the Apache Foundation's sudden resignation from the JCP."