FX Experience Has Gone Read-Only

I've been maintaining FX Experience for a really long time now, and I love hearing from people who enjoy my weekly links roundup. One thing I've noticed recently is that maintaining two sites (FX Experience and JonathanGiles.net) takes more time than ideal, and splits the audience up. Therefore, FX Experience will become read-only for new blog posts, but weekly posts will continue to be published on JonathanGiles.net. If you follow @FXExperience on Twitter, I suggest you also follow @JonathanGiles. This is not the end - just a consolidation of my online presence to make my life a little easier!

tl;dr: Follow me on Twitter and check for the latest news on JonathanGiles.net.

As you’ve probably already heard, a big announcement came out today from Apple and Oracle announcing that Apple is contributing to the OpenJDK! This is great news for us as IBM and now Apple have joined with Oracle on a single implementation of Java. Those who have been in the Java landscape for a while know what a big deal this is (and has been a dream of mine since I first came to Sun). I think the agreement really clarifies a few things:

Apple also confirmed that Java SE 6 will continue to be available from Apple for Mac OS X Snow Leopard® and the upcoming release of Mac OS X Lion. Java SE 7 and future versions of Java for Mac OS X will be available from Oracle.

Anyway, I hope to blog some more in the future about what our plans are around this and how it will be going forward. I’m fairly giddy about it, a bit like getting christmas early. Hooray!


The news already made it to ArsTechnica: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/11/apples-openjdk-project-to-bring-java-se-7-to-the-mac.ars

And Information Week http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/open_source/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228200849&subSection=News