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Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap

(Updated May 14, 2015)

Oracle provides this updated roadmap for Javac SE and Oracle Java SE products (Oracle Java SE Support. Oracle Java SE Advanced, Oracle Java SE Advanced Desktop and Oracle Java SE Suite ) to help customers better understand the maintenance and support options available. Java SE major releases are publicly maintained for a minimum of 3 years from general availability date (GA date), or later, as described in the next section. Java SE releases are updated for the public with bug fixes, security fixes, and minor updates for a period of at least 3 years before the release reaches end-of-public-updates (EoPU). Oracle Java SE product releases – starting with Java SE 7 – are supported for no less than eleven (11) years from initial release date, enabling IT managers and ISVs to plan their upgrades according to their individual business practices. The following provides a more detailed review of the Java SE products support roadmap, along with examples specific to available major releases. All customers should refer to their specific service contract to determine their support entitlement. See the Oracle Lifetime Support Policies for complete details.

Auto-update Notice and End of Public Updates for Oracle JDK 7

As outlined in the Oracle JDK Support Roadmap. after April 2015, Oracle will not post further updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites. Customers who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 7 or older versions can get long term support through Oracle Java SE Support. The process of migrating users from Java 7 to Java 8 through the auto update feature is expected to take place after the January 2015 CPU release .

Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) Major Releases

Major releases of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), are identified as 5.0, 6, 7 and 8. As of the publishing of this article, the Java technology end of public updates policy has been clarified to confirm public availability of Java SE major releases for at least:

  • Three years after the general availability date (GA) of a major release
  • One year after the GA of a subsequent major release
  • Six months after a subsequent major release has been established as the default Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for end-user desktops on java.com

Consistent with previous policies and documentation, Oracle will post an end of public updates notice for each major release well in advance, indicating that the release has entered its transition period. Once the release has completed its transition period, no new downloads of that release will be made publicly available on the public Oracle web sites, and will only be available through the My Oracle Support web site. Previously available older releases will continue to be available for support and debugging through the Java Archive but are not recommended for production use.

Java SE 7 End of Public Updates Notice

After April 2015, Oracle will no longer post updates of Java SE 7 to its public download sites. Existing Java SE 7 downloads already posted as of April 2015 will remain accessible in the Java Archive on Oracle Technology Network. Developers and end-users are encouraged to update to more recent Java SE versions that remain available for public download.

Long Term Support

Customers who need continued access to critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for Java SE 7 or older versions can get long term support through Oracle Java SE Support .

* or later, depending on factors described above.

Java SE Minor Release Lines

Java SE minor release lines represent a cumulative set of implementation enhancements to a major release, such as the Java SE 1.4.1, and 1.4.2 minor release lines to the Java SE 1.4 major release. Java SE minor releases do not have separate EOL periods from their corresponding major release. Once a new Java SE minor release is made available, the previous Java SE minor release line for a release will be considered superseded. Download links for the previous minor release line will be moved to the Product Archive page for historical purposes and to allow developers to resolve issues with those products that have completed their EOL process. Please note that releases from this page may contain bugs and security problems that have been fixed in a later release and for that reason downloads of superseded versions is not recommended.

Oracle Java SE Product Releases

Customers seeking longer standard support and maintenance periods for each major release are encouraged to migrate to the Oracle Java SE product offerings (Oracle Java SE Support. Oracle Java SE Advanced, Oracle Java SE Advanced Desktop and Oracle Java SE Suite ). Oracle Java SE product releases will follow the Oracle standard EOL policy for licensable products. During a release s eight (8) year transition period, customers will be eligible to receive Oracle Premier Support for that entire period, in accordance with their support contract with Oracle. Past those 8 years, support customers will receive critical bug and security fixes as well as general maintenance releases as per the Oracle Extended Support terms. Oracle Java SE Support puts you in control of your upgrade strategy so you can enjoy continued peace of mind, knowing that no matter which product release you’re running, Oracle can support your business.

Examples of some key product dates for Oracle Java SE product offerings include:

Oracle Java SE Support Roadmap *

* Oracle Java SE product EOL dates are provided here as examples to illustrate the Oracle Java SE Support, Oracle Java SE Advanced, Oracle Java SE Advanced Desktop and Oracle Java SE Suite EOL Policy. Customers should refer to Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for the most up-to-date information.

** These support timelines apply to client and server deployments of Java, with the exception of the web deployment technology. See Support of Deployment Technology section below for details.

Support of Deployment Technology

The web deployment technology, consisting of the Java Plugin and Web Start technologies, has a shorter support lifecycle. For all major releases of Java SE starting with Java SE 7, Oracle provides five (5) years of Premier Support for these technologies. Extended Support is not available for the deployment stack. See the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for details.

Deployment Technology for Java SE 6 will be available until Jun 2017.

Extended Support Life for Java SE 6

In April 2014 Oracle extended the support lifetime for Java SE 6. Before this extension the end of Premier Support was Dec 2013 and the end of Extended Support was scheduled for Jun 2017. The new support dates are: End of Premier Support on Dec 2015, and End of Extended Support on Dec 2018.

The extension of Support Life for Java SE 6 does not include the Java SE 6 Deployment Technology. Java SE 6 Deployment Technology will only be available until Jun 2017. Update releases of Java SE 6 released after Jun 2017 will not include deployment technology.


Update Releases Revisions

As a new implementation of an existing release, an update or revision itself does not have a separate EOL period. Once a new update or revision is posted, the previous, displaced download will be moved to the Java Product Archive page.

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Why .NET Core Made C# Your Next Programming Language to Learn

Why .NET Core Made C# Your Next Programming Language to Learn

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For years I have read about polyglot programmers and how some new language was the new cool thing. Over time, it has been programming languages like Ruby, Python, Scala, Go, Node.js, Swift, and others. It is amazing to see what Microsoft, and the community, have done with .NET Core and how it has become the cool new thing.

The problem with many of the existing programming languages is they are good at one use case. Ruby and PHP are awesome for web applications. Swift or Objective-C are great for creating iOS or MacOS applications. If you wanted to write a background service you could use Python, Java, or other languages. Besides C#, JavaScript and Java may be the only languages that can be applied to a wide set of use cases.

It is hard for me to apply my skills to a broad set of problems if I have to learn many programming languages. It limits my job opportunities. The awesome thing about C# is the wide versatility of it that can be used for a wide variety of types of applications. Now with .NET Core working on MacOS and Linux, there truly is no limit to what you can do. We will explore this in more detail below.

Why C# and .NET Core Are the Next Big Thing

I have been playing with .NET Core for over a year now and have been very impressed with it. I have even ported a .NET app over to run on a Mac, which was pretty amazing to see in action after all these years!

Since our company creates developer tools that also work with .NET Core, I feel like we are more plugged in to what is going on. It feels like .NET Core is picking up steam fast and I predict there will be a huge demand for .NET Core developers in 2018. We talk to customers every day who are already running .NET Core apps in production.

According to the TIOBE programming index. C# is already one of the top 5 programming languages.

Top 6 Things to Know About C# and .NET Core

If you are thinking about learning a new programming language, I want to provide you some of my insights as to why C# and .NET Core should be on the top of your list.

Easy to Learn

If you have done any programming in C, Java, or even JavaScript, the syntax of C# will feel very familiar to you. The syntax is simple to understand and read. Based on the TIOBE index I posted above, there are millions of developers who could easily make the switch from Java or C.

There are lots of online resources to help you learn C#. Many are free and there are some that are low cost as well.

Modern Language Features

NET has been around a long time now and has steadily changed and improved over 15 years. Over the years I have seen awesome improvements like MVC, generics, LINQ, async/await, and more. As someone who has personally dedicated myself to the language, it is awesome to see it improve over time. With .NET Core, a lot has changed, including all of the ASP.NET stack being completely overhauled.

Here are some the top features:

  • Strongly typed.
  • Robust base class libraries.
  • Asynchronous programming – easy to use async/await pattern.
  • Garbage collection, automatic memory management.
  • LINQ – Language Integrated Queries.
  • Generics – List T , Dictionary T, T .
  • Package management.
  • The ability to share binaries across multiple platforms and frameworks.
  • Easy to use frameworks to create MVC web apps and RESTful APIs.

Versatility: Web, Mobile, Server, Desktop

One of the best things about C# and .NET is the versatility of it. I can write desktop apps, web applications, background services, and even mobile apps thanks to Xamarin. Besides C#, all I really have to know is a little JavaScript (aided by TypeScript) to hack some UI code together (which I still try to avoid!). ASP.NET Core templates even make use of Bootstrap layouts and npm for pulling in client-side libraries.

The versatility is a big deal because your investment in learning the language can be used for a wide array of things. Your skillset is highly portable. You can also jump from building web apps to mobile apps if you want to mix up what you are doing. This is a stark difference to most other programming languages that only work server side.

And let’s not forget the first class support for Microsoft Azure. It’s never been easier to get up and running and then deployed to the cloud in just a few clicks. Docker containers are also supported which makes it easy to deploy your app to AWS or other hosting providers as well.

Awesome Developer Tools

Visual Studio has always been regarded as one of the best IDEs available for developers. It is a great code editor that supports features like code completion, debugging, profiling, git integration, unit testing, and much more. Visual Studio now offers a full-featured, free Community edition.

It is also possible to write code for .NET Core as basic text files with your favorite text editor. You can also use Visual Studio Code on any OS as a great basic code editor. For those of you who will never give up your vim or emacs, you can even do C# development too. You could also install a plug-in for Visual Studio to add all of your favorite shortcut keys.

The whole .NET ecosystem is also full of amazing developer tools. For example, I couldn’t imagine living without Resharper from Jetbrains. There are dozens of awesome tools that exist, including a mixture of open source and commercial products.

Standardization of Skills

NET comes with a very good set of base class libraries. Unlike Node.js, simple string functions like LeftPad() are built in. The wide array of base classes really decreases the need for external packages. Microsoft does lean on some community projects as well, like JSON.NET, to be key libraries widely used in most projects.

Microsoft provides a very good set of patterns and practices for .NET. For example, there are standard data access (entity framework) and model-view-controller (MVC) frameworks built-in. Most developers use those standard frameworks. This makes it easy as a developer to move between teams and quickly understand how things work. Your knowledge and skills become more portable due to this.

.NET Core Is Open Source

One of the biggest changes to ever happen to .NET was the open sourcing of the code. Virtually all of the code is now on GitHub for anyone to review, fork, and contribute to. This is a huge change that most people in the industry never thought would happen.

As a developer, from time to time you need to look under the covers to see what your code is really doing. For example, in the past, I once wondered if I called Dispose() on a database connection if that closes the connection or not. If you can access the source code somehow, you can quickly verify these types of questions.

Even if you don’t contribute to the source code, you benefit from the huge community that is. Problems and improvements are quickly discussed, coded, and released for you to use on a regular basis. Gone are the days of waiting years in-between releases for major improvements or minor bug fixes.





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Thanks to its reverse engineering capabilities, Open ModelSphere allows graphical visualization of your relational database’s architecture, thus making modifications easy. As a complete data modeling tool / software, it allows the generation of SQL scripts from your model as well. Open ModelSphere supports all the database management systems in a generic manner. A standard built-in interface connects to SQL databases via ODBC/JDBC driver.

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Open ModelSphere also helps systems analysts to integrate the creation of data flow and business process diagrams and to elaborate an enterprise’s workflow and logistics. You can specify resources, transactions, communicational exchanges, cost calculated in time, money and effort, etc. Open ModelSphere is not restricted to business process modeling, but also allows you to set up the technical design at the application system level.

Open ModelSphere supports you to schematize the various processes’ details in a hierarchical manner, thus enabling you to decompose a process in subprocesses. This way, it is easy to keep an overview, while having access to a very detailed view of the processes. When setting the data flow diagram, it becomes easier to design a relational database that meets the company’s needs, hence avoiding loss of time and money.

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