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I announced the Starcraft 2 Coders Challenge at Devoxx in Belgium. This is a little off topic for my coding blog, but an interesting aside for anyone who enjoys Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming. As a genre, I find RTS games interesting for the following reasons: * Matches are online, testing your skills and wit against other human opponents...

[12/02/2010]

Interview with Bruno Souza and Fabinane Nardon, Brazilian Java Champions on Brazilian Open JDK Manifesto and JavaOne 2010. 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 Evangelist...

[11/29/2010]

I've often heard that Devoxx (formerly Javapolis) is one of the best Java-related conferences in the world. I've also heard it has the best speaking and viewing facilities (a movie theater) of any conference. When I was invited to speak earlier this year, I jumped at the opportunity...

[11/26/2010]

The NetBeans team is pleased to announce the availability of NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta. NetBeans IDE 7.0 Beta 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 ...

[11/18/2010]

I’m pleased to note the submission of four new Java Specification Requests
to the Java Community Process: JSR 334: Small
Enhancements to the Java Programming Language
, by Joe Darcy with help from Jon Gibbons, Maurizio Cimadamore, and many
others in Project Coin ...

[11/16/2010]

Oracle and Apple® today announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS® X. Apple will contribute most of the key components, tools and technology required for a Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X, including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical client...

[11/14/2010]

beta.java.net went live last night with a few projects from the GlassFish Community.  I've updated the help section to include information about the migration including a list of projects that have requested to be moved here. We started sending out email to all registered users yesterday with a temporary password that will allow you to login and reset your passwords on the new site.  Please note...

[11/10/2010]

Multithreaded programming is never easy, but it does help to understand how the JVM processes subtly different code constructs. Steven Haines shares five tips that will help you make more informed decisions when working with synchronized methods, volatile variables, and atomic classes...

[11/09/2010]

Interview with Steve Harris, Senior VP of Application Server Development on the Java Enterprise Edition, Glassfish, and integrating Sun into Oracle. 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 Evangelist...

[11/04/2010]

The time is finally here. 16 GlassFish projects have been locked down on CollabNet and are scheduled to go live on the new Java.net site next week. After that, the remaining 161 GlassFish projects are scheduled to go in another couple of weeks. Once the GlassFish community has moved, we'll begin to move the remaining Java.net projects...

[11/03/2010]

Interview with Mark Reinhold, Chief Java Architect, Java Platform Group on the future of Java SE. 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 Evangelist...

[10/29/2010]

The Oracle-IBM® alliance on OpenJDK has ripple effects across the entire Java™ industry, with some commentators divided on what it means for the health of the Java ecosystem. With this overview and commentary roundup, former JavaWorld Editor Athen O'Shea gets to the heart of the issue: what it means for Project Harmony, the JCP, and the future of open source, open standards-based development on the Java platform...

[10/28/2010]

Stephan Janssen, Devoxx founder, provides an overview of Devoxx 2010 in this video made exclusively for the Oracle Technology Network. As in previous years, Stephan and team have provided all the ingredients of a great Java conference for 2010.  There will be lots of Oracle participation, including keynotes, sessions and BOFs. Highlights include keynotes by Mark Reinhold (Java SE: The Road Ahead), and Roberto Chinnici...

[10/25/2010]

67 Java User Groups have registered as supporting DEVOXX this year. The java.net Java User Groups Community notes that the "official" annual Java User Group leaders networking BOF at DEVOXX is scheduled for November 18 at 20:00.

[10/24/2010]

The Visage Programming Language is moving forward, with Compiler Preview #1 available now.  This preview features Default Properties, which create a simplified syntax that makes it easier to read nested data structures.  A logo has also been chosen for the project as well...

[10/19/2010]

Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment...

[10/17/2010]

It is Election time again...the JCP program Executive Committee (EC) Elections are officially here. Every year five seats on each EC are open for election (ratified and nominated)...

[10/06/2010]

During Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and Oracle Develop the Oracle Technology Network team conducted three days of live interviews.Oracle Technology Network's Justin Kestelyn, Rick Ramsey, Tori Wieldt, Bob Rhubart, Sonya Barry and Yolande Poirier hosted dozens of community experts on the latest news and buzz.To see the replay go here! ...

[10/04/2010]

Now that JavaOne is done it’s time to reflect on the key takeaways for mobile and embedded. Both Thomas Kurian as well as Greg Bollella reiterated Oracle’s commitment to modernizing the Java ME platform. Highlights: * Updates to the CDC and CLDC configurations (project “Java ME.next”); * Integration of web technologies; * Adding new device APIs to access hardware and operating system features ...

[10/03/2010]

I am pleased to announce the Visage Language, a domain specific language (DSL) for writing user interfaces. http://visage-lang.org/. User interface developers have long been neglected and forced to deal with languages and tooling that are a poor fit for their craft...

[09/28/2010]

The last JavaOne Keynote kicked-off with renowned inventor and futurist, Ray Kurzweil, who offered mind-bending predictions for the future of technology, and the future of humanity. As the principal developer of such game-changing innovations as the CCD flat-bed scanner, optical character recognition, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition technology (among many other innovations), when Kurzweil predicts, people listen...

[09/27/2010]

JavaOne has been an opportunity for Oracle to recommit publicly to
GlassFish.
We presented the roadmap initially in March but repetition, some more details, and the bigger pulpit will spread the message more widely. The most visible messages came Monday afternoon, during
Thomas Kurian's
JavaOne keynote,
where GlassFish showed up multiple times.

[09/24/2010]

The Oracle Technology Network team has had a blast with you all in the Mason Street tent. Thanks for a great JavaOne and Oracle Develop. We made sure you got shirts, cool buttons, laptop skins, won prizes and partied at OTN Night. Stay in touch with us the rest of the year to take advantage of what we do the best: provide resources that will make your job easier if you are a Java developer, Architect , DBA, Sys Admin or Other ;-) . Here are things you can do...

[09/24/2010]

It’s been clear for some time that the most recent JDK 7 development schedule is, to put it mildly, unrealistic. We created that schedule over nine months ago, prior to the acquisition of Sun by Oracle. The post-acquisition integration process took longer than any of us anticipated, unfortunately, but we’re now ready and able to focus on this release with a larger (and still growing) staff which will continue to work in the open alongside other contributors. So, whither JDK 7? ...

[09/08/2010]

Time for some quiz fun!!!  Thought this was good for a Tuesday that feels like a Monday.  Correct answers for the NetBeans IDE quiz are: 1.c, 2.a, 3.d, 4.b and 5.b. Now lets see what you know about JavaFX ...

[09/07/2010]

You've read the blogs, you've consumed the tweets and Facebook updates. Now how about hearing from some live humans? Next Tuesday morning (Sept. 7, 10am PT), Oracle Technology Network offers you a JavaOne preview via a live video chat with Sharat Chandar and Tori Wieldt, two people intimately familiar with the content and community aspects of the conference. You'll get insights into the content contribution process, hear about particularly interesting technical sessions and BOFs, and get a sneak peek of the contents of the Mason St. tent, where Oracle Technology Network will host the community in all its glory...

[09/02/2010]

I'm excited about JavaOne this year.  It's going to be different in a lot of ways, but we are doing our best to ensure that the Java.net presence for the community is just as good if not better then previous years.  In years past Java.net has had a "community corner" booth in the JavaOne pavilion at Moscone... This time we'll be housed in the Mason Street tent, which will be a large comfortable space for people from all of the technology communities to hang out, pick up swag, watch the videocasts, and see some live events too...

[08/31/2010]

CloudBees announced the beta availability of their new Hudson-as-a-service "HaaS" today. I see this as yet another validation to Hudson, and as such, I welcome this new addition to the community and wish them well! — more companies betting on Hudson means we'll get more investment to the project, which is all goodness for Hudson users...

[08/26/2010]

java.net Community Manager Sonya Barry asks the java.net community, Tell me what you think: "For several years now I've been involved in on-again, off-again plans to do a major upgrade to the site. This time it's really happening. People are working on building out the new site now, and we're going to start rolling out the migration plan here once the first tests are complete. Our goal for migration..."

[08/24/2010]

In addition to the power packed "official" sessions of JavaOne and Oracle Develop, there will be an unconference that runs in conjunction with the main conference from Monday-Thursday at the Parc 55 hotel. If you want to lead a session, you can register your session in the currently open three tracks at the unconference website write an abstract to get others interested in your session...

[08/21/2010]