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September 21, 2010

Oracle outlines Java plans

First chance to hear roadmap since Sun acquisition

By Steve Evans

Oracle has used the opening keynote of its JavaOne conference to outline its three-year roadmap for the programming language.

JavaOne is running alongside Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco this week and is the first time Oracle has had this opportunity since its $7.4bn acquisition of Sun Microsystems.

Thomas Kurian, EVP of product development told delegates at the event that Oracle will be focusing on enhancing productivity for Java developers as well as integration with HTML5 and JavaScript to provide a single programming model for application and web development.

Kurian confirmed that Oracle is aiming to release Java 7 in 2011, with its follow-up arriving the next year.

Oracle is also pushing Java on mobiles devices – it already runs on the Amazon Kindle and the Livescribe Smartpen but Kurian said that he sees uses for it on other devices such as TVs and smartphones.

The key to this, Kurian said, was to introduce small-footprint CPU-efficient capabilities. There are currently over three billion smartphones around the world running Java but Kurian said that the company eventually wants all phones to be running it.

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"Oracle believes that the Java community expects results. With our increased investment in the Java platform, a sharp focus on features that deliver value to the community, and a relentless focus on performance, the Java language and platform have a bright future," said Kurian. "In addition, Oracle remains committed to OpenJDK as the best open source Java implementation and we will continue to improve OpenJDK and welcome external contributors."

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