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JSR 355, JCP EC Merge, passed the JCP EC Final Approval Ballot on 13 August 2012, with 14 Yes votes, 1 abstain (1 member did not vote) on the SE/EE EC, and 12 yes votes (2 members were not eligible to vote) on the ME EC. JSR 355 posted a Final Release this week, moving the JCP program version to JCP 2.9. The transition to a merged EC will happen after the 2012 EC Elections, as defined in the Appendix B of the JCP (pasted below)...

[08/26/2012]

Interview with Java Champion Johan Vos, who started to work with Java in 1995. He was part of the Blackdown team helping port Java to Linux. With LodgON, the company he co-founded, he is mainly working on Java based solutions for social networking software. Because he can't make a choice between embedded development and enterprise development...

[08/21/2012]

The "Heroes of Java" series has a run these days. Sacha took some of his precious time and joined as no. 19. Most of you know him from his JBoss time. He founded the European headquarters for JBoss and, as GM for Europe, led the strategy and partnerships. In 2005, he was appointed CTO of JBoss, Inc. and as such, oversaw all of the JBoss engineering activities...

[08/19/2012]

I created this basic Java desktop infrastructure with Arabic display texts in about 15 minutes, though the RTL parts took a bit longer to get exactly right in the end, but were solved thanks to two sources discussed further down in this blog entry... Notice that the application has a window system with undockable components, as well as a menu bar and a toolbar...

[08/16/2012]

With this release, Oracle is providing full availability of Java SE 7 Update 6 on Mac OS X, including the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the Java Development Kit (JDK), as well as the JavaFX 2.2 rich client platform and JavaFX Scene Builder...

[08/15/2012]

Today I have an interview with Daniel Zwolenski, a developer who has been involved with JavaFX, both from a commercial point of view, and as part of the open source community. He is active in openjfx-dev mailing list discussions, as well as running a very popular blog on using JavaFX in enterprise environments...

[08/12/2012]

Brian Goetz has just published a one question survey where you can indicate your preference on the syntax to be used for default methods in Java 8. Default methods will be used to allow an interface method to provide an implementation used as default in the event that no concrete class provides an implementation for that method. The choice presented is fairly subtle...

[08/08/2012]

Staying strong, the "Heroes of Java" series reaches the 18th edition. This time it is about Çağatay Çivici who is the inventor and lead developer of my favorite JSF component library Primefaces, a member of JavaServer Faces Expert Group, and PMC member of open source JSF implementation Apache MyFaces...

[08/06/2012]

Here's your chance to be in the Java Music Video for 2012! With your webcam, phone or camera, film yourself doing walks, spins, or drinking (ahem) Java. Watch this video to see samples and where to upload... Now show us what you got and FREESTYLE!

[08/01/2012]

The "Heroes of Java" series continues. Interview 17 came a long way from the tropical island of Curaçao. Bauke Scholtz (more commonly known under his nickname "BalusC") took the time to answer my questions and I am happy to have him joining the series! With nearly 12k answers on stackoverflow.com and a quite impressive contribution to the JSF community whenever possible...

[07/31/2012]

OSCON was an interesting conference again this year. Unlike last year there was no Java sub-conference. Instead, there was a Java/JVM track as part of the main conference. I thought this worked out better; it felt like part of something bigger. This year the emphasis was on open source community...

[07/29/2012]

The JavaOne conference brings together Java experts and enthusiasts for an extraordinary week of learning and networking focused entirely on all things Java. With more than 400 sessions covering topics that span the breadth of the Java universe, you can't afford to miss it! September 30 - October 4, 2012, San Francisco. Register now! With a full conference pass, you get...

[07/26/2012]

NetBeans IDE 7.2 provides a significantly improved performance and coding experience, with new static code analysis capabilities in the Java Editor and smarter project scanning. The release also includes notable features such as integration with Scene Builder for visually creating JavaFX forms; support for multiple PHP frameworks; updated Groovy support; and many other enhancements...

[07/24/2012]

Werner Keil has worked for more than 18 years as project manager, software architect, analyst and consultant on leading-edge technologies for Banking, Insurance, Telco/Mobile, Media and Public sector. He develops enterprise systems using Java, JEE, Oracle or IBM, does Web design and development using Adobe, Ajax/JavaScript or dynamic languages like Ruby, PHP...

[07/23/2012]

If you attend JavaOne to expand your knowledge and expertise in Java, then why not add a day of in-depth Java training to your itinerary so you can really get the most from your week in San Francisco. This year’s Java University preconference training event will be held on Sunday, September 30th from 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. We’ve taken your feedback to make this year’s event even better and...

[07/18/2012]

The aim of Project Jigsaw is to design and implement a standard module system for the Java SE Platform, and to apply that system to the Platform itself and to the JDK. Jigsaw is currently slated for Java 8. The proposed development schedule for Java 8 expects work on major features to be finished by May 2013, in preparation for a final release around September. Steady progress is being made, but...

[07/17/2012]

Interview with Geoff Morton, Group Vice President, Worldwide Java Sales at Oracle , on Java embedded. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador and Arun Gupta, Java EE Guy...

[07/10/2012]

There has been a lot of interest in Java Embedded @ JavaOne since it was announced a short while ago (see my previous post). As this is a new conference we did get a number of questions regarding the conference. So we put together a brief Q & A...

[07/08/2012]

The Groovy development team and SpringSource are happy to echo the announcement of the release of Groovy 2.0, the highly popular dynamic language for the Java platform. The key highlights of this important milestone are...

[07/03/2012]

This month was pretty busy for me, I wrote a lot of JavaFX tutorials and few other articles. I had a lot of visits this month on this blog. So, I decide to share top 5 JavaFX 2 tutorials for this month...

[07/01/2012]

The 10th JCP Annual Awards Nominations are now open until 16 July 2012. Submit nominations to pmo@jcp.org or use form here. The Java Community Process (JCP) program celebrates success. Members of the community nominate worthy participants, Spec Leads, and Java Specification Requests (JSRs) in order to cheer on the hard work and creativity that produces ground-breaking results for the community and industry in the Java Standard Edition (SE), Java Enterprise Edition (EE), or Java Micro Edition (ME) platforms...

[06/26/2012]

A while back I did a little blogging on a system called JPRT, the hardware used and a summary on my java.net weblog. This is an update on the JPRT system. JPRT ("JDK Putback Reliablity Testing"...is a build and test system for the JDK, or any source base that has been configured for JPRT...

[06/24/2012]

Leverage the power of the FX Markup Language to define the UI for enterprise applications... One of the advantages of JavaFX 2.0 is that the code can be written in the Java language using mature and familiar tools. This article focuses on using the capabilities of FX Markup Language (FXML), a facility that comes with JavaFX 2.0, to quickly define the user interface for enterprise applications...

[06/21/2012]

In this series of posts, based on a "cutting room floor chapter" of Spring Roo in Action, we'll explore how Spring Roo does (and does not) integrate with various technologies. We'll start by discussing Roo and Spring Web Flow, and we'll write two custom tags to help make them work better together...

[06/19/2012]

In a series of innovative blog postings, Downstream's Senior Java Architect Daniel Zwolenski explores ways to build applications in JavaFX 2.0 -- from Spring to controller injection to client servers. In this article he performs a direct port of Richard Bair’s FXML+Guice dependency injection example into Spring...

[06/17/2012]

Learn to use LightView to convert REST services into a bindable set of properties. JavaFX 2 is targeted as an official Swing successor with a focus on business and enterprise applications. In this three-part series, I would like to show you the “enterprisey” side of JavaFX with a minimal amount of animations, effects, and transitions and a focus on structuring the presentation logic and...

[06/12/2012]

As I've previously reported in this blog, we planned three JSRs to improve the JCP’s processes and to meet our members’ expectations for change. The first - JCP.next.1, or more formally JSR 348: Towards a new version of the Java Community Process - was completed in October 2011...

[06/10/2012]

Interview with Martijn Verburg, who co-leads the London JUG (a JCP EC member), and runs a couple of open source projects. He's become a regular speaker at conferences on Java, open source and software development and has recently published his first Manning title - "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" with his co-author Ben Evans....

[06/06/2012]

The 2012 JVM Language Summit (July 30–August 1 at Oracle Corporation: Santa Clara campus) is an open technical collaboration among language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. We are sharing our experiences as creators of programming languages for the JVM...As space allows, we are open for registration at registration.jvmlangsummit.com...

[06/05/2012]

Everything you wanted to know about Java including Java SE 7, Java FX 2.0 and the roadmap to Java SE 8. Discover how Java can help you reduce your project risk and build more advanced, more portable desktop clients...

[05/31/2012]