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Does google's proposed switch from Oracle's JAVA to openJDK have any effect on the dev's

 
krishnadhar Mellacheruvu
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Hi

Off-late i have been hearing that google is making a switch from JAVA API's to OpenSDK. Will this have any effect on the dev's.

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I presume it won't. OpenJDK is an open source implementation of Java language, so it would be the same (more or less) from a developer's point of view.
 
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krishnadhar Mellacheruvu wrote:Will this have any effect on the dev's.

What devs?
 
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For starters, it allows the use of Java 7 and Java 8 language features (like streams and lambdas), and the use of many new classes in the Java class libraries that were not part of Android's class libraries so far (which is based on Java 5 with some additions from Java 6).
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:What devs?


Hi

Tim,

Dev's i mean Android developer's..
 
krishnadhar Mellacheruvu
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Tim Moores wrote:For starters, it allows the use of Java 7 and Java 8 language features (like streams and lambdas), and the use of many new classes in the Java class libraries that were not part of Android's class libraries so far (which is based on Java 5 with some additions from Java 6).



That's awesome....
 
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I think describing it as switching from Oracle's Java to OpenJDK is rather inaccurate.
What they have done is switch the implementation behind the Java Standard Edition API from Apache Harmony to OpenJDK's.
There is speculation that this was done either as a settlement or as a hedge in the ongoing Oracle vs Google case.

Also, while this switch can potentially enable support for the newer Java 8 SE APIs like streams in future, for now it's still Java 7 SE.

[just FYI: I edited the subject title to remove typos.]
 
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