In about 24 hours time Java 7 will be launched.
Live Webcast: Moving Java Forward: Introducing Java 7(July 7, 9 a.m. PT)
In South Africa the launch will be happening in conjunction with JUGS
Johannesburg Jugs Java 7 Launch
Date: 07 July
Time: 17:30 -
Location: The Chill Room, The Campus, Sloane Street, Bryanston
Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7) is the next major release of the Java SE platform. Through the OpenJDK project, JDK 7 has been a highly collaborative effort between Sun and volunteers from the Java developer community. Sun extends its gratitude to all who have contributed to this release.
from Oracle website
Here’s a summary of what’s new:
- JSR-292: Support for dynamically typed languages. Languages like Ruby, or Groovy, will now execute on the JVM with performance at or close to that of native Java code
- JSR-334: Also called Project Coin, this includes many enhancements to the JVM core to treat smaller languages as first-class citizens
- Improved class loading
- JSR-166: The new Fork/Join framework for enhanced concurrency support
- Unicode 6.0 and other Internationalization improvements
- JSR-203: NIO.2, which includes better file system integration, better asynchronous support, multicast, and so on
- Windows Vista IPv6 support
- SDP, SCTP, and TLS 1.2 support
- JDBC 4.1
- Swing enhancements, Nimbus look-and-feel, enhanced platform window support, and new sound synthesizer
- Updated XML and Web Services stack
- Improved system and JVM reporting framework included with MBean enhancements
What got deferred to JDK 8? Here’s a summary list:
- Modular support for the JVM (Project Jigsaw)
- Enhanced Java annotations
- Java Closures (Project Lambda)
- JSR-296: Swing Framework to eliminate boiler plate code
For a complete list of enhancements and new features, with full details, click here. For now, let’s look at the new Fork/Join framework, and how it helps with Java concurrency.
Oracle Hosts Multi-City Event and Live Webcast for Java Developers in Advance of the Availability of Java 7
– To celebrate the upcoming availability of Java Platform, Standard
Edition 7 (Java SE 7), Oracle will host a live webcast on July 7, 2011
beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), featuring speakers
from Java developer events in Redwood Shores, Calif., London and
– Register for the webcast here.
– Participants will include: Accenture, The Eclipse Foundation, HP, IBM,
The London Java Community, Oracle, Royal Bank of Scotland, Riot Games,
SouJava and Travelex.
– In addition to participating in the webcast, Ben Evans from the London
Java Community and Bruno Souza from SouJava, both newly elected
members of the Java Community Process (JCP), will also be hosting the
local events in London and Sao Paulo respectively.
– The Redwood Shores and London events will take place at Oracle
facilities and in Sao Paulo at The Developer’s Conference 2011,
as part of Oracle’s Platinum sponsorship.
– Oracle will also host an evening reception at Java Forum Stuttgart,
for conference attendees to view the live webcast.
– The July 7 developer events are part of an extensive outreach program
by Oracle to provide support for Java User Groups worldwide,
recognizing that their contributions and involvement are necessary to
continue moving Java forward.
– More than 200 Java User Groups (JUGs) from 52 countries around the
world are also planning to hold local events over the next few months
and will take advantage of Java 7 launch kits offered by Oracle, which
include a Java SE 7 technical presentation, related technology modules
and T-shirts for members.
– For more information on Java at Oracle, visit