Oracle has announced JavaFX 2.0 and its plans to move Java forward and continue investment in mobile platforms such as Java ME and Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Mobile in the OpenWorld conference.
Oracle got the Java development platform when it acquired Sun Microsystems.
During the JavaOne 2011 strategy keynote, Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java, along with Adam Messinger, vice president of Development, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Cameron Purdy, vice president, Development, Oracle, outlined plans for the future of the Java platform and showcased product demonstrations illustrating the latest Java technology innovations.
The plan calls first for an update of Java Micro Edition's Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) virtual machine, which is primarily used on feature phones.
The Connected Device Configuration (CDC) component of Java ME, which is a HotSpot implementation that is optimized for resource-constrained devices, such as Blu-ray players and tablet PCs, would become a subset of SE enabled by project Jigsaw, Messinger said.
Nandini Ramani, director of development for client Java at Oracle, announced the availability of JavaFX 2.0, the first update of the Java user interface platform to come from Oracle. Ramani also disclosed Oracle's intention to submit a proposal to open source the JavaFX platform as a new project within the Open Java Development Kit Community. The company plans to start by contributing the JavaFX UI controls and related libraries.
Oracle also announced its plans for advancing the Java Platform, Standard Edition with a roadmap for Mac OS X releases and an update on Java SE 8.