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The jMonkeyEngine community is very happy to announce the latest release, jMonkeyEngine3 Beta! jMonkeyEngine.org is an open-source project released under the new BSD license. The goal of the jMonkeyEngine library is to provide a modern 3D game engine for Java developers...

[10/30/2011]

Three leading Java developers, Ron Goldman, Tony Printezis, and Kirk Pepperdine, share their insights about garbage collection. Part of the Developer Insight Series...

[10/25/2011]

Nearly two years ago (time flies), when Java EE 6 came out, I wrote a post about application servers where I did some micro benchmarking (basically, startup time). I had plenty of comments and recently I had many people asking for some updates. Witht Java EE 6 booming, with some cloud vendors moving to Java EE 6, it was time to update this microbenchmark and focus on Java EE 6 application servers...

[10/24/2011]

Cameron Purdy is the Vice President of Development at Oracle. In this interview he talks about his responsibilities, the product sets, and new investments that Oracle is making along with the community in Java EE development...

[10/21/2011]

The Executive Committees of the JCP have been busy for the past several months on some significant revisions to the Process. These changes have been specified through JSR 348: Towards a new version of the Java Community Process...

[10/18/2011]

Fabiane Bizinella Nardon is a computer scientist who is passionate about creating software that will positively change the world we live in. She was the architect of the Brazilian Healthcare Information System, considered the largest JavaEE application in the world...

[10/16/2011]

We invite you to submit a paper to present at the JavaOne Latin America 2011 conference. We are looking for content to present to the Latin American Java developer community within the following tracks. The call for papers will close on Monday, October 17 at 11:59 pm local time...

[10/13/2011]

Thanks for being a part of JavaOne 2011! Here are a few more things you can do to keep that Java buzz: Provide Feedback. Take the conference survey and session surveys. Register for Next Year. We know JavaOne 2012 will be bigger and better...

[10/10/2011]

The blogosphere is full of accounts of JavaOne 2011 and most of them are extremely positive. Peter Hendriks says of JavaOne 2011, "the Java vibe is back" and "Java is moving forward again." Cameron McKenzie says of JavaOne 2011, "Mark it up as a success." After one day at JavaOne 2011, Sean Landis stated, "There are good things happening" and "good things on the horizon." ...

[10/09/2011]

Finally, I get a chance to catch my breath. JavaOne has been extremely busy and while there are still a few hours of good talks to go here is a quick summary so far: General observations: The vibe is very positive. Attendance is significantly up over previous years and the show is well organized. Feedback from attendees has been very excouraging...

[10/07/2011]

This evening in San Francisco I was deeply touched to be recognized at the 9th Annual Awards Nominations of the Java Community Process. On behalf of the JSR 292 Expert Group, I accepted an award for Most Innovative JSR, and another for leading the Expert Group. These honors arise from a huge amount of teamwork. Together we introduced fundamentally new instructions and data types into the Java Virtual Machine, an undertaking that was both ambitious and complex...

[10/05/2011]

Tuesday's Strategy Keynote offered Oracle's long-term vision for investment and innovation in Java. The session offered a broad range of technologies, partners, announcements, and roadmaps -- from mobile and handheld devices, to the desktop, to the Cloud. The morning began with David Ward, CTO and Chief Architect, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks. Ward detailed the need...

[10/05/2011]

Whether you are attending JavaOne 2011 or not, you'll probably be interested in downloading slides used at the conference. They are starting to show up on the conference content catalog , so here are a few ones that are relevant to Java EE and GlassFish...

[10/05/2011]

There were lots of announcements at today's Java Strategy Keynote at JavaOne. Here are links to the Press Releases: Oracle Continues to Move Java Forward and Details Java SE 8 Roadmap; Oracle Highlights Java EE Momentum at JavaOne Conference; Oracle Releases JavaFX 2.0...

[10/04/2011]

It is difficult to say for certain which session of JavaOne 2011 I have most eagerly anticipated, but this JavaOne 2011 Strategy Keynote certainly would be one of the favorites for filling that role. Held in the same Hilton Grand Ballroom A/B that the JavaOne 2011 Technical (Opening) Keynote was held in yesterday morning at the same time, this Strategy Keynote began with an address from David Ward of Juniper Networks...

[10/04/2011]

NetBeans IDE 7.1 Beta debuts on the first day of JavaOne 2011 as the only IDE with support for JavaFX 2.0. Using 7.1 Beta and the JavaFX 2.0 SDK, developers can experience the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX applications...

[10/03/2011]

Jasper Potts, Developer Experience Architect at Oracle, talks about the release of JavaFX 2.0. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel is Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Developer Advocate; Tomas Nilson, Java SE Principal Product Manager; and Ashwin Rao, Netbeans Principal Product Manager...

[10/03/2011]

JavaOne 2011 appears to be very well attended. The Hilton San Francisco Ballroom A/B is standing-room only for the JavaOne 2011 Technical (Opening) Keynote and they have announced the overflow rooms as the Imperial and Yosemite conference rooms. As I type this, we are being told that there is more space devoted to JavaOne this year (as compared to last year) and that there is increased attendance...

[10/03/2011]

Watch JavaOne Live, including Keynotes and TechCast Live

[10/02/2011]

Imagine: You are at JavaOne and you forgot to print out your schedule! What do you do? Or, you know your next session but not how to find it. Here are some pointers: To find session times and locations while onsite at JavaOne: 1) At registration, you'll get a schedule overview 2) the JavaOne Mobile App is available for Blackberry, Android and iPhone, 3) you can use the Connection Centers in the Zone where you can look up schedule time and location...

[09/29/2011]

Project of the week - VisualLangLab - * If you are observing the crop of new languages springing up at present (like Kotlin, Ceylon, etc.) and think to yourself "I could do better than that", well, now's your chance. * VisualLangLab is a graphical tool for designing language grammars. * The tool gives you the ability to examine the resulting abstract syntax tree from a code snippet passed through your grammar, and helps you write the grammar you want...

[09/28/2011]

Join members of the NetBeans team; chat with local Java Champions, NetBeans Dream Team members, Java User Group Leaders and fellow NetBeans community members at JavaOne 2011, the destination to share best practices, proven solutions, code samples, and demos that show how to apply Java technology to real-world projects...

[09/26/2011]

Unit tests are fast and fine-grained. Integration tests are slow and coarse-grained. Instead of using arbitrary categorizations for unit and integration tests, such as “slow” or “fast,” to improve productivity, we could rely on their natural properties. Unit tests are finer-grained, so they should run first. You are usually writing small chunks of functionality, before...

[09/22/2011]

Less than two weeks to JavaOne 2011 in San Francisco … High time for my annual and (admittedly quite subjective) “Mobile & Embedded Show Guide”. Here it goes, part 1 (of 2): First off, JavaOne 2011 will see a number of changes to address some of the feedback we got last year. JavaOne will be...

[09/20/2011]

Since the release of Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) in December of 2006, a lot of improvements have been made to the client and desktop parts of Java. In this article, we take a tour of Swing, and then we dive into some of the support technologies that let developers make great client apps, such as installation, Java Web Start, applets, and graphics...

[09/14/2011]

Alvina O'Neal, the JavaOne Conference Lead, and Sharat Chander, the JavaOne Program Chair, discuss what attending developers can expect for JavaOne 2011 San Francisco with regards to the programming and logistics for the event. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel is Dalibor Topic...

[09/13/2011]

This performance puzzler showed up in my inbox and it's kind of interesting and so I asked the owner of this data if I might share it with you all. Here is some background. The JVM is running Tomcat with BlueDragon, a CFML engine installed. The application was previously calm but since the move to OS X Lion, the Java process would ramp up to 135% CPU utilization and then just sit there...

[09/07/2011]

After a few months of hard work, debugging and a lot of fun, the Jitsi team is proud to bring you our latest stable Jitsi build! Among the most notable changes this build brings we have: video calls to GTalk, calls to regular numbers via Google Voice, support for Skype’s SILK wideband codec and many more...

[09/05/2011]

What a month for Java 7. Articles about the new features all over and just at the release day, Apache issued a warning, not to use Java. That's a big meal for the press and German based S&S Media caught up on that quickly...

[09/04/2011]

The JavaOne Mobile App is now available! Keep connected on your BlackBerry, Droid, or iPhone while at JavaOne. You now have a flexible and convenient way to manage and organize your JavaOne experience. You can access Schedule Builder, exhibitor listings, daily updates, and more. Find out what's happening and where at JavaOne...

[09/01/2011]