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Embedded Java is in billions of places most people don’t every realize. E-Book readers, VOIP phones, printers/copiers, Blu-ray players, TVs and set-top boxes, embedded servers, network equipment, smart meters, kiosks … and, of course, mobile devices and smart cards. Oracle is building on the success of embedded Java with new binary products targeting popular embedded platforms and operating systems...

[05/30/2011]

The much-anticipated JavaFX 2.0 beta release is now available for download - which means you can take advantage of all the new benefits that JavaFX 2.0 brings to the Java platform. This release is the latest development in Oracle’s long-term commitment (roadmap) to making JavaFX a premier rich client platform...

[05/26/2011]

NetBeans Community News with Geertjan and Tinu: * Calendar: Java Performance Tuning with Kirk Pepperdine, and NetBeans Day in Munich; * New Java Magazine is looking for female contributors; * Congratulations to Jan Goyvaerts, the winner of Podcast Puzzler #54. NetBeans 7.0 Feedback...

[05/25/2011]

Part one of a two part interview with Henrik Ståhl, Senior Product Director, on Java Platform Development. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador, and Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Developer Advocate...

[05/23/2011]

Most articles about Garbage Collection ignore the fact that the Sun Hotspot JVM is not the only game in town. In fact whenever you have to work with either IBM WebSphere or Oracle WebLogic you will run on a different runtime. While the concept of Garbage Collection is the same, the implementation is not and neither are the default settings or how to tune it...

[05/16/2011]

JavaOne is the premiere conference for you to share your Java programming expertise with fellow community members. Only 1 week left to submit your sessions for the JavaOne Call for Papers. We encourage you to submit innovative proposals that demonstrate your passion for using Java technology in real-world scenarios or leading edge use-cases. Don’t delay — the call for papers closes May 23, 2011.

[05/15/2011]

The results are in...the 2011 JCP EC Special Election has officially concluded, and final results are available on jcp.org. Thank you to all of the nominees for your interest and participation in the election and congratulations to the new JCP EC Members! SE/EE EC Ratified seats: Goldman Sachs, SouJava (both ratified) - term ends 2013. Open Seat Election: London Java Community...

[05/10/2011]

Smartphones get a lot of attention these days, but feature phones running Java ME outsell smartphones by a 5x-10x margin and have an installed based measured in the billions, not millions. So, as an application developer or ISV, if you are going for the big markets, Java ME really needs to be part of your platform story...

[05/08/2011]

It’s long been taught that we should avoid performing repeated calculations in a loop. In this installment of Benchmark’s Gone Wild, I’ll examine this performance tip to see the impact it has on the performance of a simple calculation. The first thing we need is some code to benchmark. I’ve chosen the following methods...

[05/03/2011]

The popular Spring framework complements and facilitates development on the Java EE platform by providing a modular, object-based programming model. Whereas Java EE is OOP (object-oriented programming) based, Spring is AOP (aspect-oriented programming) based; in fact the AOP framework is one of the main components of Spring. AOP complements OOP...

[05/02/2011]

The 2011 JCP EC Special Elections are now underway! ... In this special election, two ratified seats are up for the SE/EE Executive Committee, one open elected seat is up for SE/EE Executive Committee, and one open elected seat is up for the ME Executive Committee...

[04/27/2011]

Tori Wieldt announces JavaOne 2011: After receiving tremendous constructive input and support from the community, we are pleased to announce that JavaOne 2011 will be held October 2-6, 2011 in San Francisco. With increased investment and significant improvements, Oracle is committed to making JavaOne a success again this year and into the future...

[04/25/2011]

Further demonstrating its commitment to the NetBeans community, Oracle today announced a major new version of the NetBeans integrated development environment (IDE), NetBeans IDE 7.0. Allowing developers to take advantage of latest developments in Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE), NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for the upcoming JDK 7 release...

[04/20/2011]

Live from JavaOne Russia. Interviews with DEMOGrounds staff at the Java booths at JavaOne Russia. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador...

[04/16/2011]

Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 brought dependency injection (DI) with Convention over Configuration to Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0. Java EE 6 introduces the flexible and powerful @Inject dependency injection model (JSR-330 and JSR-299) in addition to the already existing @EJB annotation. So when should you use what?

[04/10/2011]

Interview with Joe Darcy, Project Coin Lead, on the JDK 7 changes coming from Project Coin. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador, and Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Developer Advocate...

[04/10/2011]

Steven G. Harris, Oracle's Senior VP of Application Server Development, who oversees product development for Java EE, gave a talk on January 24 at the International Oracle Users Group Community (IOUC) Summit. Harris ... presented a clear and incisive overview of the state of the Java platform, the challenges it currently faces, and Oracle’s vision of Java’s future...

[04/04/2011]

The JAX Innovation Awards celebrate the culture of innovation that epitomises the Java Ecosystem. Our mission is simple: Reward those technologies, companies, organizations and individuals that make outstanding contributions to Java. YOU nominate the individuals, companies and technologies whom you think deserve recognition...

[04/04/2011]

We are looking for a few good bugs. Actually, we are looking for a few great developers who are willing to take Java SE 7 on a test drive and report bugs... If you report a bug in the JDK 7 developer preview before April 4th, you will be listed on the Java SE 7 Honor Role. PLUS...we will send you some Java swag...

[03/31/2011]

NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for development to the Java SE 7 specification with the JDK 7 platform. The release also provides enhanced integration with the Oracle WebLogic server, as well as support for Oracle Database and GlassFish 3.1. Additional highlights include Maven 3 and HTML5 editing support...

[03/29/2011]

This article is the first part of the three parts series to present a new project http://java.net/projects/open-icom in java.net to incubate a JPA framework for developing integrated collaboration environments. The first part explains the advantages of the JPA programming model, which embodies the design patterns that are well-suited for managing integrated collaboration object model (ICOM)...

[03/21/2011]

Just a reminder that JDK 7 is nearing the endgame and now is the right time to grab the latest JDK 7 build and give it a test drive. Once it goes beyond the end of March then the release will start to get locked down and it will get harder to get fixes or changes in (don't leave it too late). The important thing is to make sure that your existing code works well...

[03/15/2011]

Expert-in-Tech is an online software consulting service providing technical support in a variety of programming languages, web servers, application server, application frameworks, operating systems, and even cloud computing. You can file a ticket for support on any part of your software stack...

[03/13/2011]

Interview with Pete St Pierre, Member of Technical Staff working on the Sun SPOT program under Oracle Labs, on the new SunSPOT Rev 8 release that is now available at the Oracle Store. Joining us this week is Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Developer Advocate...

[03/09/2011]

In this third part of my four part series I'll explain strategy number two of using Coherence with EclipseLink and GlassFish. This is all about using Coherence as Second Level Cache (L2) with EclipseLink. General approach. This approach applies Coherence data grid to JPA applications that rely on database hosted data...

[03/05/2011]

Java.net, the home of  Java community projects, has been re-launched with a new look and new tools for developers.  The move from CollabNet to the Kenai infrastructure offers more flexibility for developers who want to host or contribute to community projects.  Instead of the large, fixed infrastructure per project (for example, several mailing lists per project), Kenai's ala carte features allow users to take only what they need...

[03/01/2011]

It has been possible to use XQuery, the query and programming language for manipulating XML data, from JDBC code since the release of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, when XQuery first appeared in Oracle XML DB. However, using the XQuery and XML DB features that first became available with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 -- like extension-expression pragmas and indexing unstructured XML content – can now significantly improve the efficiency of your JDBC code making XQuery queries...

[03/01/2011]

The JDK 7 Developer Preview (a.k.a. Milestone 12) builds are now available for download. This milestone is intended for broad testing by developers, deployers, and end users. We’ve run all tests on all supported platforms and haven’t found any glaring issues. We’ve also fixed 456 bugs since reaching the Feature-Complete milestone back in January. If you’ve been watching JDK 7 development from the sidelines then now is a great time to download a build and take it for a spin...

[02/25/2011]

NetBeans Community News with Geertjan and Tinu; NetBeans Dream Team member and Computer Science professor Andreas Stefik discusses SodBeans, a programming development environment for visually impaired developers; Jarda Tulach and the API design tip of the podcast: Dependency Injection...

[02/21/2011]

In this second part of my four part series I'll explain strategy number one of using Coherence with EclipseLink and GlassFish. This describes the steps you have to take to configure a JPA backed Cache with Coherence and how you could use it from within GlassFish as a high performance data store...

[02/15/2011]