Java™ Standard Edition Products on z/OS

The Java products for z/OS are full function, have passed the Java compatible test suites and carry the Java compatible logo.

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Java Technology Edition, Version 8

Java Technology Edition, Version 7 Release 1

Java Technology Edition, V7.0.0

Java Technology Edition, V6.0.1

Java Technology Edition, V6.0.0

Java 2 Technology Edition, V5

Effective September 30, 2013, neither IBM 31-bit SDK for z/OS Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N98) nor IBM 64-bit SDK for z/OS Java 2 Technology Edition, V5 (5655-N99) is no longer in support.

Continuing Interest

The IBM SDK for z/OS, Java 2 Technology Edition, V1.4

Build Level: February 12, 2013
(PTF UK91894/APARs PM82201 and PM82202/SDK1.4.2 SR13 Fixpack 15)
This level of the product is a regular service update.

Note: This product is no longer orderable and is now out of service, effective September 30, 2011.

The IBM SDK Diagnostics Guide are available

The IBM SDK Diagnostics Guide are available

Diagnostic guides for SDK6, SDK5, SDK1.4.2, 64-bit, and SDK1.4.2 are available. These guides include a description of IBM-specific facilities and their use.

Java Security on z/OS - The Complete View, SG24-7610-00.

This IBM Redbooks publication describes and explains which z/OS security services can be exploited by Java stand-alone applications executing on z/OS. It is intended for experienced z/OS users with a moderate knowledge of Java, and experienced Java users with some knowledge of z/OS.

Information on fonts for z/OS Java product.

There have been occasional questions about usage of customer provided fonts with the z/OS Java product. This information is being added to provide some guidance.

Java Stand-alone Applications on z/OS, Volume II, SG24-7291-00.

This IBM Redbook is the second in a series of two about using Java stand-alone applications on z/OS. This book explains some topics in more depth and provides information about JZOS, a newly integrated function in the z/OS SDKs that can be used to run Java batch jobs and perform I/O. (December, 2006)

Java Stand-alone Applications on z/OS, Volume 1, SG24-7177-00.

This IBM Redbook is about using Java on z/OS to develop, deploy, and run stand-alone and batch applications. (May, 2006)

Information about Sun security alerts

Guidance on updating Java SDKs and JREs for Daylight Saving Time (DST)

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-58) was passed by the United States Congress. This law changes the time-change dates for Daylight Savings Time in the United States. Beginning in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. To guide you through the changes you need to make see Guidance on updating Java SDKs and JREs for Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes. Specifically for z/OS, for more information about related PTFs and various SDK service levels, see Daylight Saving Time: Java on z/OS SDK Products .

System z Application Assist Processors (zAAP)

Today IBM announced a lower cost alternative to general purpose zSeries processors. Customers can lower the cost of computing for z/OS Java-based applications by executing them transparently and without change on a zAAP. Running Java applications on a zAAP will depend on the SDK1.4 z/OS Java product in conjunction with IBM eServer zSeries 990 (z990) or zSeries 890 (z890) running z/OS 1.6. (April 7, 2004).

z/OS Java API extensions and cookbook now available on alphaWorks for evaluation

A set of JZOS-related APIs and cookbook is available on alphaWorks for download. These APIs are intended for evaluation and non-production testing under the alphaWorks guidelines. The JZOS Cookbook 1.0.7 download contains

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