Redwood Shores, Calif. – March 3, 2015 – Demonstrating its continued investment in the world’s #1 programming language, Oracle today announced the release of the Java Development Kit (JDK) 8, Update 40 (JDK 8u40). From small devices to smart cities, Java powers solutions like no other technology. As such, Oracle is committed to working closely with key partners in the Java ecosystem to continually modernize and deliver new innovations to the Java Platform. This latest release of Oracle’s implementation of Java SE, JDK 8u40, brings improvements to performance, scalability and administration, making it easier for Java developers, partners and IT decision makers to innovate faster in a simple, easy manner and improve application services. The release also includes new updates to JavaFX.
The proliferation of mobile devices and the Internet of Things has led to an increasingly connected world, but none of this would be possible without underlying foundational technology like Java,“The proliferation of mobile devices and the Internet of Things has led to an increasingly connected world, but none of this would be possible without underlying foundational technology like Java,” said Georges Saab, vice president of development, Java Platform at Oracle. “With these updates to JDK 8, we continue to usher in the next era of Java to enable developers and enterprises alike to cement Java’s role as the backbone of today’s and tomorrow’s revolutionary business solutions.”
Rapid Adoption, Continued Java SE Innovation
Since its launch last year, Java SE 8 has achieved record adoption rates. Overall, adoption is up significantly compared to the same post-launch time period for Java SE 7. Continuing to deliver significant enhancements to the platform, the latest release introduces the following features and benefits:
Continued Innovations in Java FX
New JavaFX features and enhancements include:
Java Facts and Figures
Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support. Its hardware business consists of two segments, including hardware products and hardware support. Oracle manages the Java Card and GlobalPlatform specification. The Company’s services business includes the remainder of the Company’s segments. Its services business includes activities, such as consulting services, enhanced support services and education services, among others.
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