Over a million developers have joined DZone.
{{announcement.body}}
{{announcement.title}}

Plan B for Java 7: The Details

DZone's Guide to

Plan B for Java 7: The Details

· Java Zone
Free Resource

Microservices! They are everywhere, or at least, the term is. When should you use a microservice architecture? What factors should be considered when making that decision? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Why is everyone so excited about them, anyway?  Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

A few weeks ago when Mark Reinhold announced that there were two possible plans for getting Java7 out the door, most people seemed to be behind the Plan B implementation, which meant we'd get a lighter version of Java7 earlier, rather than wait for all the features. Mark has recently posted details on his blog about what is actually to be included in Java7, and in the subsequent Java 8 release.

 

Java SE 7 — Mid 2011

This makes Java 7 a very appealling release, while Java 8 will include some of the big ticket items:

 

Java SE 8 — Late 2012

The umbrella JSRs for both Java 7 and Java 8 have yet to be finalised, but this list gives a good indication about what we can expect from Java in the next few years. 

Discover how the Watson team is further developing SDKs in Java, Node.js, Python, iOS, and Android to access these services and make programming easy. Brought to you in partnership with IBM.

Topics:

Opinions expressed by DZone contributors are their own.

THE DZONE NEWSLETTER

Dev Resources & Solutions Straight to Your Inbox

Thanks for subscribing!

Awesome! Check your inbox to verify your email so you can start receiving the latest in tech news and resources.

X

{{ parent.title || parent.header.title}}

{{ parent.tldr }}

{{ parent.urlSource.name }}