Solow Model : Adopt a JSR

Solow growth model shorty tells us that if there is no innovation then in the long term you can’t sustain your growth. It means that you have to invest in research and development so that you can improve your technology and make difference against your competitors.


Solow growth model is used in economics generally but what I discovered that also Oracle is using this model in Java User Groups . I want to recall the Solow Growth Model

If there is no innovation then in the long term you can’t sustain your growth.

Of course this model doesn’t always reflect the reality but it can help us to make more accurate estimations. Oracle knows that Java needs new ideas, new innovations so Oracle supports Java User Groups , nurture them and try to get new ideas from them (which is good)

For instance if you are not happy with Date class in Java then you can request a new version of Date class to the Oracle via Java User Group channels. If community would support your request then you can make evolution in Java API.

By the way above story comes true for London Java Community.  Their Date Time API proposal first took place as Java Specification Request and now with Java 8 it will come as a standard.


By default all software experts should know English but in reality it is not true. Oracle knows this reality and started to translate Adopt-a-JSR pages into other languages. Also as Istanbul Java User Group we supported Turkish translation process. Here is the Turkish version of the Adopt-a-JSR pages. Oracle’s goal is to reach as many software developer as possible in order to adopt their new ideas and put them into Java.

I don’t know if Oracle collect the ideas and sell them but one thing is very clear; java is evolving . Java user groups are working very hard, they are contributing to the future of the Java which has never done before. So far Oracle’s effort seems great for me. What do you think ?

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