English text:Gluon Announces Full Java 9 Mobile Initiative
As a complete OpenJDK implementation, the company said Gluon VM will becomeGluon mobile Follow-up on the basis of the new version, so that enterprise developers can benefit from the latest Java 8 and Java 9 development work.
18 months ago published Gluon mobile provides the main IDE for Java plug-ins, Android and iOS platform development of Java applications can be through a code base. According to the company's co-founder John Vos alleged, Gluon Mobile abstract the underlying hardware, providing a common API for accessing hardware and building dynamic user interface.
To execute Java code on the mobile device, the device must be able to resolve the Java byte code, but the rub here. Gluon Mobile currently deployed on Android devices can be bundled manner optimized for Android and JavaFX developers of applications, and can run the Dalvik or ART when it is converted to the native Android code. iOS Deployment is another way to achieve, through RoboVM AOT compiler and libraries all application files into a native iOS code. Both cases were used in the already retiredApache HarmonyThis is a portable version of Java SE, and only a subset of the Java 7. This means that developers can not use Java 8 and Java 9 latest API and language features, such as lambdas, streams, and modules.
Vos mentioned to InfoQ:
Xamarin was acquired RoboVM, and after subsequently acquired by Microsoft, all development work on RoboVM have been stopped.
Due to the lack of follow-up development and RoboVM can continue to use has been abandoned in the Apache Harmony project, Gluon decided to do something. Then Devoxx UK this week announced Gluon VM project.
Complete library Gluon VM provided by official OpenJDK project to replace the obsolete Apache Harmony API.
Vos mentioned to InfoQ:
Gluon VM also takes full advantage of the OracleOpenJDK Mobile projectThe results. Gluon VM can be pre-compiler (ahead-of-time compiler), time compiler (just-in-time compiler), or runtime interpreter (runtime interpreter) running the way you can ignore specific platform achieve very high performance .
Gluon also the founder and senior members of the JavaFX mobile platform.
According to Vos's description:
Gluon Gluon co-founder of the company and a team of engineers talented highly respected in the Java world, from VM to develop JavaFX Mobile and even Java EE, Java on all aspects of the ecosystem has made great contributions. Not long after the establishment in, Gluon been through contributions to the Java ecosystem has won the Duke & rsquo activities at JavaOne 2015; s Choice (Duke's Choice Award) title.
Gluon Mobile post-release version of the update quickly, many companies are already actively deploying Android and iOS applications through a single code base, under the premise of a substantial cost savings to start developing internal applications, while in the case without the aid of external consultants & ldquo; win their future & rdquo ;, fast iteration.
Vos told us, Gluon VM has kept pace with the development of OpenJDK, released simultaneously planning and Java 9. He said there is no plan on Java backporting 8, but will be released after Gluon VM preview available.
Vos also explained:
Gluon eager to work with partners interested in cooperation, thereby helping you in your own applications cultivators used successfully Gluon VM (and Gluon Mobile), or for the VM to achieve cooperation.
The product pricing and licensing details were not disclosed. According to Vos's description:
Our goal is to want to automate everything from desktop to mobile, to a variety of devices embedded environments through a single code base to create attractive, feature-rich, high-performance application developers to create the best environment. We will provide commercial support and consultancy services, as well as adhere to open-source approach proud.