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Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle WebLogic Server 12c

In short:
  • Oracle, today announced Oracle WebLogic Server, 12c, the latest release of the #1 application server for conventional systems, engineered systems and cloud environments.
  • As the center piece of Oracle’s Cloud Application Foundation, and a core part of the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family, Oracle WebLogic Server continues to deliver innovative new capabilities for building, deploying and running Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c provides significant enhancements to help customers and partners lower their total cost of ownership and derive more value from their current application infrastructure, while accelerating the development cycle and reducing time-to-market for their applications.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is now certified for the full Java EE 6 platform specification, which enables higher developer productivity with standards-based, modern APIs, including Servlet 3.0, JAX-RS 1.1, Java Server Faces 2.1, EJB 3.1, Context and Dependency Injection for Java, and many others.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server developers can now leverage Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE) 7 features to create cleaner, more maintainable code. (more…)

Red Hat’s OpenShift Adds Full Java Lifecycle Offering

Red Hat’s OpenShift platform as a service offering has been in public beta for a while now. It offers a fairly simple way for people to jumpstart “cloud” development efforts by abstracting out all the messy business of setting up application and database servers. Instead, you simply publish your source code to OpenShift, and their platform does the rest. Supported languages are those used heavily by nimble, agile startup types: PHP, Python, Ruby. Interestingly, OpenShift also supports Java. That’s not a language that many people associate with cloud solutions. Today, Red Hat is announcing that they’re improving their support of Java on OpenShift with support for “full Java lifecycle for developers”.

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Oracle can use Google engineer’s email in patent case

Oracle may use an internal Google email that the search giant fought to keep under wraps in a high stakes patent case over the Java programming language, a US judge has ruled.

Oracle sued Google last year, alleging the Web search leader’s Android mobile operating technology infringes Oracle’s Java patents.

In addition to those patent claims, Oracle also leveled copyright infringement claims against Google. Oracle acquired the Java programming language through its purchase of Sun Microsystems in 2010.”

Read more: http://www.itnews.com.au

Oracle Trial With Google Over Java Patents Is Postponed

“A judge postponed an Oct. 31 trial over Oracle Corp.’s claims that Google Inc.’s Android software infringed patents on the Java programming language.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco vacated the scheduled trial date, saying it conflicts with a criminal gang case in his courtroom that will continue through January. He asked lawyers for Oracle and Google to consent to a trial before a magistrate judge. If they don’t agree, Alsup said he’s considering “swapping the case to another federal judge,” and the companies will have no right to object.”

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com

Oracle Drives Java Technology Forward at Annual Conference

“Judging by the announcements that Oracle rolled out at last week’s JavaOne show, the future of Java will continue to be bright. Oracle shared plans for new releases of the three Java editions–Java Standard Edition (SE) 8, Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 7, and Java Micro Edition (ME) 7. It also announced the general availability of the JavaFX 2.0 client and made several other Java-related announcements.

But the biggest piece of news may be “Project Avatar,” which was revealed for the first time in the Java strategy keynote. Project Avatar, in short, marks a change in Java development strategy at Oracle toward more user-friendly compatibility between the various Java editions and HTML5.”

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Oracle Brews a Stronger Cup of Java

Oracle put the focus on Java recently with previews of developments yet to come. “I would say that Java is in better strategic shape on several levels,” Al Hilwa, a research director at IDC, told TechNewsWorld. “The most important aspect is unblocking some of the politics and moving forward with the [Java] SE 7 and SE 8.”

Read More: http://www.technewsworld.com