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This week we published a news feature discussing why Java User Groups (JUGs) are joining the JCP community. Over the past few years, the PMO has made it a priority to recruit JUGs into the JCP program. JUGS are joining now...

[12/05/2011]

Want to be "almost famous"? For the March/April 2012 issue of Java Magazine, we need interview candidates for a cover story tentatively entitled "The New Java Developers". For each candidate selected, we will publish a short bio/profile and photo. What's the catch? You must be between 18 and 25 years of age and, naturally, passionate...

[12/01/2011]

The seventh part in my Java interview series: "The Heroes of Java". Andrew Lee Rubinger is a senior Software Engineer at JBoss by Red Hat. He is primarily tasked with development usability in Enterprise Java. He is the author of "Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1" from O'Reilly Media...

[11/28/2011]

As part of the openness and transparency rules the London Java Community (LJC) and SouJava worked for under JSR-348, the JCP Executive Committee now has a public discussion list where anyone in the community can voice their questions, comments and concerns!...

[11/27/2011]

Welcome Michael Levin to Java Champion community! Michael is a JUG leader involved with Orlando, FL OrlandoJUG, the Gainesville, FL GatorJUG, the West African JUG SeneJUG and the New Orleans, LA CajunJUG...

[11/21/2011]

Live from Devoxx 11, an interview with Ben Evans and Martijn Verburg from the London JUG along with  Yara Senger from the SouJava JUG on the JCP Executive Committee Elections, JSR 248, and Adopt-a-JSR program...

[11/20/2011]

You can subscribe to Java Magazine for free. The November/December 2011 issue feat
ures Java Nation (news, events, happenings), articles by Max Bonbhel, Michael Huettermann, Adam Bien, Alex Buckley, Vikram Goyal, and more...

[11/15/2011]

Michael Hüttermann is a developer and coach on Java/JEE, SCM/ALM, SDLC-Tooling and agile software development. A Java Champion, he is certified as SCJA, SCJP, SCJD and SCWCD, a member of the JCP and Agile Alliance, java.net JUGs Community Leader and founder of the Cologne Java User Group...

 

[11/13/2011]

This major release of Artifactory introduces the following new features and changes: YUM Repositories and RPM Provisioning - Artifactory can now act as a fully-featured YUM repository, including auto-updating repo metadata and RPM detailed view directly from the Artifactory UI...

[11/10/2011]

If you want to know the most likely contents of Java 8 and beyond, the JEP process is the best place to look. JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) are the simple descriptions of the tasks that are being considered for Java 8. Here is Brian Goetz's take...

[11/07/2011]

This program is intended to encourage members of the LJC to get involved in a JSR and to evangelise that JSR to the wider LJC community in order to increase grass roots participation. We hope to turn this into a worldwide JUG lead program. How to get Started...

[11/02/2011]

The 2011 Fall Executive Committee Election process is now complete. The ballot closed on 31 October 2011 at midnight. Congratulations to Ericsson AB, Intel, SAP, Azul Systems, Twitter, Inc., IBM, Nokia, SK Telecom, ARM Limited and Werner Keil...

[11/01/2011]

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]