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JavaOne India - May 8th and 9th - Hyderabad International Convention Center. Register Now and Save... Change is constant and Java is a remarkably dynamic platform. This comes through clearly in the JavaOne India sessions. Attend to get practical advice you can use now and inside information you can build on for the future. Key speakers include...

[04/10/2013]

The official schedule for JavaOne Russia 2013 is now posted. For the folks that are not yet aware, JavaOne Russia is to be held on 23-24 April at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow. As you can expect there are keynotes, technical sessions, hands-on labs and demos led by Java luminaries from Russia and across the globe. There's tons of good stuff on Java EE and GlassFish...

[04/09/2013]

We are excited to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 12.1 is finally out and available for download. IntelliJ IDEA 12 brought major improvements such as support for Java 8, Play 2, Android UI designer, a new compiler with double the performance, more database tools, and Darcula... This update improves on most of these features and adds some new ones. Support for JavaFX 2, Oracle’s new rich client platform for Java, now includes...

[04/07/2013]

The content is produced by developers for developers. The leading participants of the Java User Group took the most active part in creating the conference agenda. Till 5 April the ticket price is 1700 RUB. The Call for Papers (CFP) has been completed, and you can find a variety of the presentations from Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, Heroku, Atlassian, JetBrains, ZeroTurnaround, Odnoklassniki, DevExperts, JFrog, and active participants of the Java community. View a complete list of sessions in the Content Catalog...

[04/04/2013]

GlassFish 4 is under development now and will be released along with Java EE 7 in a few months. We need your help in testing the nightly and promoted builds of GlassFish. This is an opportunity to significantly influence the quality of GlassFish as well as to provide early feedback on stability, functionality, and usability through testing early builds. The complete list of features and the lightweight process to join FishCAT is explained here...

[04/03/2013]

The success of a software development project can be measured in many ways. But certainly one of the most important metrics for the users of open source software, is the quality of the software itself. And so it is fitting that the second interview in the series of NetBeans team interviews introduces Marián Mirilovič, NetBeans Quality Engineering Manager...

[04/02/2013]

If you keep an eye on either of our sister sites, NetBeans.org or Kenai.com, you may have noticed some downtime recently. The Kenai engineering team has been working on hardware upgrades across the board for all the sites that sit on their platform. Since we're the biggest, we're the last to go. I can't speak to any improvements you may expect in other places, but I can tell you what to expect here...

[04/01/2013]

Starting with Java SE 7 Update 21 in April 2013, all Java Applets and Web Start Applications should be signed with a trusted certificate.The April 16th, 2013 Critical Patch Update for Java SE (7u21) will change the launch behavior related to running Java Applets and Web Start Applications. Users will be presented with a dialog(s) that will provide additional information to the user who can choose to continue or terminate execution. For the best possible user experience...

[03/28/2013]

Lambda expressions are coming to Java 8, but are still encountering some resistance; not all Java developers are convinced of their usefulness. In particular they say it could be a mistake to add functional features to Java, because they fear that this could compromise its strong object oriented and imperative nature. The purpose of this article is to remove any further doubt and show clearly why it is not possible for a modern programming language to not support lambda expressions...

[03/27/2013]

Selected for their technical knowledge, leadership, inspiration, and tireless work for the Java community; three new Java Champions have been selected. They are Venkat Subramaniam, Toni Epple and Dan Allen. Congratulations, gentleman! Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston. Anton (Toni) Epple works as a trainer and consultant for JavaFX, Swing and the NetBeans Swing Application Platform at Eppleton. Dan Allen is an open source and standards advocate, community catalyst, author, speaker and innovator, and works at Red Hat as a Principal Software Engineer...

[03/26/2013]

JavaOne Russia returns to Moscow 23–24 April, and is being held this year at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. As always, the two days will be packed full with more valuable content than you’ll have hours in the day for, from keynotes to technical sessions to hands-on labs and demos. Java content tracks will include Core Java Platform; JavaFX and Rich User Experiences; Java EE, Web Services, and the Cloud; and Java ME, Java Embedded, and Java Card...

[03/25/2013]

The recent InfoWorld article on TomEE posed the question "Can TomEE save Java EE?" I want to say explicitly, we don't think Java EE needs saving. It's doing great. Java EE 6 has gained huge traction with developers. Java EE 7 is the first EE spec to be openly developed... Times have never been better for Java EE developers. We do, however, want to change the old debates that have persisted over the last 10+ years...

[03/24/2013]

As many of you noticed a couple weeks ago, starting in the April CPU we will be strongly encouraging signing of applets and web start code for the best end user experience. End users running unsigned applets will be presented with additional warnings advising caution.

We will be agressively promoting this message over the coming week, and appreciate any help you can provide with promotion and encouraging your peers to sign any applets and webstart code they may be distributing.

[03/22/2013]

The March/April issue of Java Magazine is all about community. A thriving community is vital to Java technology and the Java language. We give you a hands-on guide to Java citizenship--from taking the first steps to participation to taking on leadership positions and launching events. Learn how to host a hackathon, become a Java Champion, revive your JUG, and much more...

[03/21/2013]

This year, JavaOne runs from September 22nd to 26th, 2013 in San Francisco. The call for proposals is now open and ends on April 12th, 2013. This is a chance to share Java know-how with developers and visionaries at the biggest Java developer conference of the year. Submit impactful content for this year's tracks...

[03/20/2013]

Interview with Terrence Barr on the Early Access Release of of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 for Raspberry Pi for ARM11, Linux, and Early Access Release of Oracle Java ME Software Development Kit 3.3. Terrence, a Senior Technologist and Principal Product Manager for Oracle’s small embedded Java Products, has broad development and architectural experience on mobile and embedded systems and platforms including...

[03/19/2013]

This quick blog entry is just to advertise the availability of the Proposed Final Draft of JSF 2.2 (JSR-344). You may download the draft of the spec at http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/pfd/jsr344/index.html. You may try out the implementation by dropping this maven GAV into the modules directory of GlassFish 3.1.2.2: org.glassfish:javax.faces:2.2.0-m11. It will also work on Tomcat 7...

[03/18/2013]

At JavaOne 2012 Oracle announced its entry into the small embedded space: Java ME Embedded 3.2. Today we are announcing the availability of two exciting follow-up releases: Java ME Embedded 3.3 for Raspberry Pi (Early Access), and Java ME SDK 3.3 (Early Access). With these releases, Java developers can now develop feature-rich embedded Java ME applications and run them on the popular Raspberry Pi board. The new version supports a number of new or improved features...

[03/14/2013]

We have been working hard on the new Modena theme for JavaFX 8. I think we are really close so I wanted to share with you where we got to. I hope you like the progress and direction. We took a lot of the feedback from the last blog into consideration. Overall though I am really happy and feel that this is going to do as much as we can to make JavaFX applications look great out of the box...

[03/13/2013]

Interview with Chris Vignola of IBM on JSR352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform. Chris works for the IBM AIM Software organization and is the lead architect for WebSphere Systems Management. He is also the spec lead for JSR 352 Batch Applications for the Java Platform. He has over 28 years industry experience in architecture and development of software systems, including...

[03/12/2013]

Red Hat division JBoss have made the binaries for their Enterprise Application Platform available to developers within the community. The decision, detailed by JBoss Director Mark Little, means that once JBoss begin to commercialise each major community edition of JBoss Application Server, they will now release all relevant EAP builds to developers for free. The latest release is...

[03/11/2013]

I recently stumbled upon a nice framework that allows converting simple JUnit tests into micro benchmarks named JUnitBenchmarks. It also allows setting basic benchmark options and generating charts by adding some simple annotations and a test rule to your tests. One might argue if it is wise to mix the aspects of testing and benchmarking, and...

[03/10/2013]

A new OpenJDK proposal could help remove several boundaries Java developers face building on iOS. Previously, getting a Java application on an Apple device was a logistical nightmare. Though there are already workarounds for developers, such as Oracle ADF Mobile, the JVM is still effectively outlawed on iOS. However, a new Open JDK Java Enhancement Proposal...

[03/07/2013]

Is it ironic that it can be difficult to map the java.util.Map class in JAXB (JSR-222)? In this post I will cover some items that will make it much easier. Below is the Java model that we will use for this example...

[03/06/2013]

Java/Middleware/Core Tech Engineer Mark Heckler on JavaFx, JavaEE and Embedded Java in the government sector. Mark has worked with key players in the manufacturing, emerging markets, retail, medical, telecom, and financial industries to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Currently he works with large government customers using Java...

[03/05/2013]

The lastest issue of Java Magazine (a free digital publication by the community, for the community), now offers useful technical information for you to advance your programming expertise with Java Embedded. Topics such as "The Top 10 Reasons to use Java in Embedded Apps" as well as "Java on the Raspberry Pi" will help you in your exploration and learning of Java Embedded. Get the latest issue now!

[03/04/2013]

An update of the Java Tutorial has gone live. This March 1st, 2013 edition of the tutorial contains early access information on some upcoming Java SE 8 features: *Lambda expressionsare a feature being added to the JDK 8 release of the Java platform.... *The Annotations page has been moved and expanded to be a full Annotations lesson... *The lesson Service Providers for Internationalization includes the new section Installing a Custom Resource Bundle as an Extension... (New material currently available online only)...

[03/03/2013]

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[02/28/2013]

In this video, I talk to Product Manager for Small Embedded Java Terrence Barr at Embedded World. He gave presentations that included the slide that said "Stop Reinventing the Plumbing." I asked him what that means... In summary, Java already has the connectivity, manageability, interoperability, and back-end integration you need...

[02/28/2013]