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The JavaOne 2011 event catalog is now available with keynotes, sessions, hands-on-labs, BOFs, panels and user-group meetings is now available. While the schedule is not quite ready yet, this should give you a detailed view at this year's content which we hope is rated as good as last year's...

[07/20/2011]

JUGs around the world continue to celebrate and learn about Java 7. Here are a few highlights.  In Cairo, the Egyptian JUG celebrated the release of Java 7 with about 600 Java developers and students. Simon Ritter, Java Evangelist from Oracle, was the speaker and the event went well. Ahmed Hashim, EGJUG Leader, wrote...

[07/18/2011]

Submit your entry for new Java Innovation 2011 awards and get promoted at the world's biggest Java technology event, the JavaOne conference. Following in the tradition of Duke's Choice Awards, these awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the best and most innovative projects using the Java platform. Nomination deadline: Friday, July 29, 2011...

[07/14/2011]

Oracle is committed to Java: the technology, the community, the Java Community Process (JCP), and the entire ecosystem focused on moving Java forward. Watch this Webcast to find out more about the features of Java 7, hear from technologists at companies that use Java technology, and learn through a series of technical presentations and a panel discussion...

[07/13/2011]

Yesterday, I attended Java 7 launch party by Java User Group Nagpur. As it was my first User Group event, when I entered, I was just a curious guy. But as the event came to an end, we all understood how important this group is for both who are learning as well as expert in Java related technologies...

[07/11/2011]

It was a glorious global gathering of the Java community today (on July 7), when Oracle hosted multiple events and a Webcast to celebrate Java 7. With contributions from Java users around the world, Java 7 is a testament to the vibrancy of the Java community and to Oracle’s ongoing commitment to the language and technology...

[07/07/2011]

Interview with Michelle Kovac, Java Brand Manager, on the Java 7 Launch and surrounding events....

[07/05/2011]

Step Forward and Celebrate! As a member of the Java community, you played a critical role in building Java 7. You contributed great ideas for new features and new ways of working and collaborating to take the next step in development. And now, it's time to celebrate with a global gathering of the Java community—online and live...

[07/03/2011]

Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) gains more and more momentum. Remembering the time when I wrote the manuscript for my book "Agile ALM", almost nobody thought about enriching an ALM with Agile, or finding a pragmatic approach to ALM at all. Meanwhile, more and more tool vendors find it helpful to label their tools to be Agile tools or even Agile ALM tools. But what is Agile ALM?...

[06/29/2011]

Tonight at JAXconf 2011, the great journey of the JAX Innovation Awards nomination and voting process came to its conclusion at the Awards ceremony in the Hilton Convention Center, San Jose. After an intensive 3 month program of nominations, judging and community votes, which saw thousands of votes cast, the Awards were presented by judging panel chair, Sebastian Meyen, and Mark Hazell, of organizers S&S Media...

[06/27/2011]

Electric VLSI Design System is an open source VLSI CAD application used as a research platform for new CAD algorithms as well as the research flow for hardware test chips. Worldwide, Electric is used in academia and small industry. The CAD applications are time-consuming tools applied to very large data sets (circuit designs). With those important characteristics, plus the fact that Electric is fully implemented in Java, this framework has been the perfect environment to apply cutting edge parallel techniques on multicore processors in Java...

[06/16/2011]

Interview with Chuck Mun Lee, Java Evangelist, on porting PhoneME to Nintendo DS. 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...

[06/14/2011]

Duke's Choice Awards are now open for nominations! For the ninth year running, we are looking for most compelling implementations of Java technology. Duke's Choice Awards are part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, Java Innovation 2011 program. Winners get a Duke statue, a free JavaOne full conference pass, and their winning implementation will be showcased at JavaOne. Winners are announced at JavaOne. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 5:00 p.m. PT...

[06/06/2011]

JavaFX2.0 Beta is out. We’ve taken advantage of the language shift to extensively remodel the layout APIs based on a year’s worth of tire-kicking. This article (the first in a series) will introduce you to the basics...

[06/02/2011]

Earlier this month, the LJC, aka the London Java User Group (JUG) became the first JUG to be elected to an open seat on the Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition Executive Committee (Java SE/EE EC in short). In this post, we’ll explain what the forthcoming changes to the Java Community Process (JCP) mean and how the LJC intends to help with the process of reform at the SE/EE Committee level...

[06/01/2011]

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]