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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]

Internal domain-specific languages (DSLs) are possible but cumbersome in the Java™ language because of its restrictive syntax. Other languages on the JVM are better suited to building them. This Evolutionary architecture and emergent design installment covers some of the capabilities you can exploit and issues you'll encounter when using Groovy to build internal DSLs...

[08/18/2010]

Over the years I’ve worked on a lot of open source projects. I’ve also worked on quite a few commercial projects. What a lot of them have in common is the need to market themselves to developers, but without any marketing budget. When I worked on JFXStudio my budget was 20$ a month from my own pocket. What you are about to read is an essay form of a presentation I gave at OSCON 2010 a few weeks ago...

[08/13/2010]

We've got over 30 Java Rock Stars returning for JavaOne 2010. These are the folks that love Java, really know their stuff, and give fantastic presentations. Here's the second third of our listing. To get the most out of JavaONE, make sure you attend some of these sessions. There's so much to learn from these rock stars!

[08/05/2010]

JFrog's Continuous Integration and Build Seminar "To Build or Not to Be", took place on July 1st, 2010 and was a big success. The sessions of Kohsuke Kawaguchi creator of Hudson and CEO of InfraDNA, and Hans Dockter creator of Gradle and CEO of Gradle Inc are now available online. Watch now the videos of "Gradle - A Better Way To Build" and "Doing More with Hudson". Enjoy!

[07/31/2010]

TechCast host Justin Kestelyn interviews Oracle's Alex Buckley, who explains why the JVM has been good not only for Java, but also for other languages -- and why JSR 292 will have a major impact on developers.

[07/24/2010]

It is finally here!! After many, many months of hard work, the Scala team is truly happy to announce the new, much-awaited stable release of Scala! The all-new Scala 2.8.0 final distribution is ready to be downloaded from our Download Page. The Scala 2.8.0 codebase includes a huge number of bug fixes with respect to 2.7.7, and an impressive amount of new features. Please read below for further details! ...

[07/16/2010]

I am please to announce that SwingX has released version 1.6.1.  We hope to have the release uploaded Maven central soon. Just a quick overview of some of the issues: * Added prompt support; * Added new Highlighters and HighlighterPredicates and improved the rendering API; * Lots of JXDatePicker and JXMonthView improvements...

[07/10/2010]

Me and other members of the team, Vikki and Todd, specifically, had a blast at ODTUG's Kaleidoscope conference earlier this week. That group knows how to run one, and the results show it: attendance was up 25% this year. Kudos to the organizers. (Incidentally, Oracle ACE Director Edward Roske is the conf chair for 2011, so ACE Directors will continue to have a strong presence there.) As always, it was good to see the usual suspects. What's more, we got a visit from the Java Bus (#javaroadtrip), which parked right next to the conference space at the hotel...

[07/03/2010]

The Java Road Trip spent an afternoon and evening in the parking lot at Oracle's Burlington, Massachusetts, USA office on Thursday, June 24. I had been working at the data center where I do most of my programming, and I pulled in beneath noisy skies, my car splashing through the puddles, as I strained to read the signs that identified each building and parking lot. Finally, I was in the right parking lot, and I saw the bus...

[06/27/2010]

With support for the JavaFX Composer, OSGi interoperability, PHP Zend, Ruby on Rails 3.0 and more, download NetBeans 6.9 today and discover the smart way to code! • NetBeans IDE 6.9 Features; • NetBeans IDE 6.9 Tutorials; • NetBeans Platform 6.9; • Videos of NetBeans IDE 6.9 in Action. NetBeans 6.9 is available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Japanese and Simplified Chinese...

[06/19/2010]