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Oracle Java Subscriptions: Clearing the Confusion

By |2023-01-09T14:06:25+11:00January, 2023|Tags: , , |

This post was originally published in November 2018 and has been a popular resource for simple explanation to what has occurred with Java. With the start of 2023, many changes have occurred and we have updated the 2018 article accordingly. For example, in 2018, JDK 7 was still supported by Oracle and JDK 17 LTS had not been released, in 2023 Oracle no longer support JDK 7 and JDK 17 [...]

Automate the Discovery of Java

By |2021-06-07T14:59:02+10:00October, 2020|Tags: , , |

Why ? To understand whether you are using Oracle Java SE in an environment that requires a Java SE Subscription. Without this knowledge you may be liable in the event of an Oracle audit. Its not only the Java SE version that may be the cause of the issue, but the virtualization used, and the usage of the system itself To get insight on what OpenJDK is installed, and [...]

Two Dangers of Oracle Java SE You Need To Be Aware Of

By |2021-06-07T22:11:15+10:00September, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Oracle’s Java SE is the largest commercially supported distribution of Java due to the extensive use of Java within the Oracle product set. The version of Java will determine the extent Oracle will support it – and to whom it will support. Since the changes from Oracle’s Java SE from freeware (with exceptions) to requiring a commercial subscription, there are two aspects that you need to be aware of [...]

Reliable Java OpenJDK Builds

By |2021-06-08T09:47:41+10:00July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Where you source your OpenJDK from can be important. As more and more ‘supply chain’ attacks become prevalent, organisations need to ensure that they source their open-source software from reputable and reliable sources. Azul has just released the ‘Zulu Community’ for Java JDK 6 onwards, providing you a reliable source of OpenJDK builds. https://www.azul.com/downloads/zulu-community/ Being OpenJDK, it is free to download and use without restrictions, has both 32 and 64-bit [...]

Java Mission Control for OpenJDK 8 and 11

By |2021-06-15T17:24:18+10:00July, 2019|Tags: , , |

Zulu Mission Control is powerful open source Java performance management, monitoring, and profiling tool for Java Open JDK 8 & 11. Monitor Java applications live in production without impacting performance. Perform detailed analysis and troubleshooting using Flight Recorder logs from prior runs. Azul Systems, the award-winning leader in Java runtime solutions, has announced the general availability of Zulu Mission Control v7.0. Based on the OpenJDK Mission Control project, Zulu Mission [...]

Oracle Flexing its Muscle with Java JDK ?

By |2021-06-07T20:17:47+10:00May, 2019|Tags: , |

Now that the commercialisation of Java by Oracle is fully implemented, some of the negative implications of this are starting to come to light. Oracle may be starting to restrict how you can obtain the Java JDK (not the OpenJDK, but the commercial offering from Oracle). The Github image "frolvlad/alpine-oraclejdk8" as the name suggests contains Oracle Java JDK8 and has had more than 10 Million pull requests. This image [...]

Forming a Java Support Strategy

By |2021-06-08T13:17:07+10:00January, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Not sure where to start in setting a strategy for Java in your organisation ? Some devs have some great ideas but don't know if that will apply across the enterprise ? With the recent changes to the Java landscape, organisations have had it thrust upon them to form a Java strategy - in both deployment as well as support. The alternative is to do nothing and let it all [...]

An unexpected outcome: Amazon Corretto, a Java OpenJDK with LTS

By |2021-06-07T21:25:46+10:00November, 2018|Tags: , , |

One of the risks that Oracle took in making its decision to move to a commercial subscription license for Java SE, was that the market would react in unknown and unexpected ways. With the java SE Subscription License coming into effect in January 2019, organisations that want support of their Java footprint will be seeking solutions. Oracle is banking that they will be part of that solution. However, alternative [...]

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