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Java 8 Released; No Jigsaw

Oracle this week officially released Java 8, ushering in a new era of development capabilities for the standard-bearer of enterprise IT software platforms. The path to Java 8 has been a long one for Oracle, dating back to at least 2010, when the Java Community Process (JCP) voted in favor of JSR-337, the specification for Java 8.

Java 8 had initially been scheduled to debut in the summer of 2012, but was delayed in an effort to allow more time for feature development. Java 8 is the first major update to Java since the Java 7 release in July 2011.

From a features perspective, Java 8 includes a number of capabilities that extend the programming model to the modern era of cloud deployments.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Java 8 Officially Released, Modularity Still a Concern

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.