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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]

There has been significant excitement about the beta release of NetBeans 7.2. In this post, I look briefly at what makes this release so exciting (including better performance, providing more hints, and integrating FindBugs). NetBeans 7.2 beta is available in the typical download bundles...

[05/28/2012]

NetBeans IDE 7.2 Beta 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...

[05/23/2012]

Quotes from a recent study by ZeroTurnaround: "Java 6 is the overwhelming version of Java, used by 88% of respondents. But more interesting and exciting is the fact that 23% of respondents are already using Java SE 7. This is amazing penetration, considering it came out less than half a year before the time of this survey"...

[05/22/2012]

The Java Community Process (JCP) Program Management Office (PMO) has relied on mature enterprises to form the backbone of the community. In recent years, to cultivate diversity the PMO has focused more on recruiting worldwide representatives from organizations and individuals in developer, academic, and user spheres. Now...

[05/15/2012]

JavaServer Faces 2.0 provides features ideally suited for the virtualized computing resources of the cloud. Here, in Part Two of a two-part article, we look at Ajax support, view parameters, preemptive navigation, event handling, and bookmarkable URLs...

[05/14/2012]

Like last year, JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2012 was organized and HICC on 3rd and 4th May 2012. The last time I attended such session was Tech Days when Oracle had just acquired Sun Microsystems. It was a two day program. This time the event was even larger...

[05/06/2012]

Over 2000 Indian developers were on hand to hear the opening keynotes at JavaOne in Hyderabad, India. The Nokia keynote provided an overview of the state of mobile technology and what it means for developers. The Java strategy keynote reminded the Indian Java community of the power and strength of Java and...

[05/04/2012]

This is an informal overview of the major proposed library enhancements to take advantage of new language features, primarily lambda expressions and extension methods, specified by JSR 335 and implemented in the OpenJDK Lambda Project. This document describes the design approach taken in the rough prototype that has been implemented in the Lambda Project repository...

[04/25/2012]

I attended my first Chennai Java Summit last weekend. The one-day conference had two parallel tracks. The conference was organized as part of AIOUG (All India Oracle User Group) and so there was a parallel track covering Oracle technologies as well...

[04/23/2012]

JavaOne Moscow has come and gone. I was one of the lucky people able to be there as a speaker, together with several others I've known for some years, including [Duke]. It was a great conference, extremely well attended, people walking around everywhere, going to sessions, booths, and long lines at lunch...

[04/19/2012]

This article, which is part one of a two-part series, focuses on using best practices for developing enterprise applications in JavaFX 2.0. To illustrate some best practices for enterprise application development in JavaFX 2.0, a sample application named TweetBrowser will be examined. As shown in Figure 1, this application contains the following...

[04/17/2012]

JSR 357, Social Media API, was not approved by the SE/EE EC to continue development in the JCP program. JSR 356, Java API for WebSocket, was approved by the SE/EE EC to continue development in the JCP program...

[04/12/2012]