IT Giants to Launch Data Transfer Project

Microsoft, Google, Twitter and Facebook common project is aimed at developing tools that would allow to transfer data quickly and without loss
23 July 2018   653

In its blog Google announced support for the Data Transfer Project launched in 2017 in conjunction with Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook. The project is aimed at developing tools that would allow to transfer data quickly and without loss directly from one service to another, bypassing the intermediate stages of their downloading to the device and re-downloading.

Data Transfer Project
Data Transfer Project

Project participants develop tools that can convert private APIs of any service into any standardized format. This will allow the transfer of data between any two providers, using existing tools and mechanisms.

At the moment, developers have created "adapters" for seven different services in five different data formats.

Data Transfer Project
Data Transfer Project

This is an open source project, any developer can contribute to cover more formats, services and hosting systems. Standardization of protocols and procedures allows different companies to develop the same technology in their own way.

Oracle to Announce Java SE 11 & Java Development Kit 11

As reported, support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates
27 September 2018   543

Oracle developers announced the release of the Java 11 standard and its implementation of the JDK (Java Development Kit) with a long support period up to 2026. It is fully compatible with previous versions. Support for Java 8 will end in December 2020, and Java 10 won't receive any updates.

New in Java SE 11

  • Nest-Based Access Control system implemented
  • The .class format is complemented by the support for the CONSTANT_Dynamic forms, which are loaded by the creation of constants to the bootstrap method.
  • Added support for the latest version of the transport layer security protocol - TLS 1.3. It accelerates the loading of mobile web pages, and also filters out old, vulnerable cryptographic primitives, replacing them with more complex encryption algorithms.
  • Standardized support for the HTTP Client API, introduced in the Java 9 incubator.
  • Epsilon garbage collector is launched in a test mode.
  • The Java EE and CORBA modules are removed from the JDK and the Java SE platform, and the Nashorn engine and the Pack200 tools are declared obsolete.
  • The JavaFX module is excluded from the kernel and is shipped separately.
  • Existing APIs are updated to support the Unicode 10 format.
  • Added tools for streaming low-level data on errors and problems.
  • Added the ability to run single-file programs that contain the source code.

More information about the changes can be found on the Release Notes page of JDK 11.

The previous, intermediate version of the standard and JDK 10 came out in March 2018. A set of development tools has received three new variants of Java virtual machines, the sharing of application classes and the support of the experimental Just-in-Time compiler on Linux / x64.