Oracle re-launches Java community project site

Java.net features new look and tools and has been moved to Oracle's servers

Java.net has been re-launched as the home of Java community projects, featuring a new look and new tools for developers, an Oracle official said on Tuesday.

The site has been moved in-house to Oracle servers while maintaining infrastructure from the Project Kenai projects site, according to Oracle. Projects can be hosted on java.net to take advantage of the community already participating on the site. Java.net will continue to feature blogs, forums, and editorial content along with tools like Mercurial, Git, and Jira.

[ Java EE 7 will feature cloud computing capabilities, according to Oracle. | Keep up with all the latest Java happenings with InfoWorld's JavaWorld Enterprise Java newsletter. ]

"The move from CollabNet to the Kenai infrastructure offers more flexibility for developers who want to host or contribute to community projects," said Oracle's Bob Rhubart, manager for the architect community on Oracle Technology Network, in a blog post. "Instead of the large, fixed infrastructure per project (for example, several mailing lists per project), Kenai's a la carte features allow users to take only what they need."

The migration, Rhubart said, was a "huge effort," with more than 1,400 projects migrated and about 30 left to go. "A large part of the migration was a big cleanup of abandoned projects. With the high abandonment rate of open source projects, [there] was a lot to remove. The new java.net site is smaller, faster, and now the percentage of good, current content is much higher."

Oracle last month had cited java.net as the destination for projects being moved off of the Project Kenai hosting site set up by Sun Microsystems. Sun was acquired by Oracle last year. Java.net features projects pertaining to such technologies as the GlassFish application server, the NetBeans IDE, and the Open JDK open source Java implementation.

This article, "Oracle re-launches Java community project site," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in business technology news and get a digest of the key stories each day in the InfoWorld Daily newsletter. For the latest developments in business technology news, follow InfoWorld.com on Twitter.

Read more about application development in InfoWorld's Application Development Channel.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags CollabNetapplication developmentJava ProgrammingsoftwareOracle

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Paul Krill

InfoWorld
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?