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Get the latest information about Java without leaving your desk! The Oracle Technology Network is sponsoring free virtual developer days, where you watch technical sessions and participate in hands-on-labs supported by live, moderated chats with Oracle's technical staff. At these FREE online events you will learn...

[01/19/2012]

JavaOne Russia and JavaOne India are regional events that allow learning about all aspects of Java--from better programing with the new features of Java SE 7 to using other languages on the JVM. Learn from the experts how to use Java better, about the Java roadmap, and how to choose and use tools in the Java ecosystem for your development work...

[01/17/2012]

Last year, with the release of version 2.0, JavaFX finally started to gain attention at the big conferences and there seemed for the first time to be a shift in developer perception now that Oracle addressed the issues that kept Java developers from using this new UI technology. There's the following issues that have now been resolved...

[01/16/2012]

Last year, with the release of version 2.0, JavaFX finally started to gain attention at the big conferences and there seemed for the first time to be a shift in developer perception now that Oracle addressed the issues that kept Java developers from using this new UI technology. There's the following issues that have now been resolved...

[01/16/2012]

Interview with Geertjan Wielenga, Principal Product Manger in Oracle Developer Tools on NetBeans 7.1 release. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel are Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador and Daniel deOliveira, Java Champion and DFJUG Leader...

[01/10/2012]

Since Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6), interfaces are no longer required by the container in order to realize common use cases. Transactions, security, custom aspects, concurrency, and monitoring are also available for plain classes without any interfaces. Java EE 6 made interfaces meaningful again...

[01/09/2012]

With over 3 billion devices and counting, Java on mobile devices is enjoying growth and huge adoption in many key markets around the world. In the meantime, developers are pushing to build richer and more interesting applications, both from a functional as well as a user interface perspective. New use cases in mCommerce, social networking, location-based services...

[01/08/2012]

Ok, hokey title. Jonathan wrote up a really great retrospective on 2011 for JavaFX, and it inspired me to want to write a post detailing the plans and goals I have for JavaFX in the new year (and I'm sure Jonathan and Jasper would concur). Without further ado, my top 10 list of goals for 2012...

[01/03/2012]

 

 

It’s another year already! I hope everyone had a great start to 2012. Because I published last weeks links roundup a few days late, there aren’t too many links this week, but the links I do have below are all of a very high quality. Enjoy...

[01/01/2012]

After 323 posts here on TheAquarium, 2011 is coming to an end. Let's look back at what we had hoped to achieve and how the GlassFish team (and others) delivered on the promises...

[12/29/2011]

It's back! After a long hiatus and seemingly endless dithering by Sun, Oracle has officially given Java the kick in the pants it needed. The language that took five revisions just to get generics is no longer the odd language out...

[12/26/2011]

Rod Johnson is the father of Spring, which grew out of his influential book, “Expert One-on-One J2EE Design and Development,” which initiated the “lightweight” transformation of enterprise Java. Rod co-founded SpringSource, where he served as CEO until its 2009 acquisition by VMware, where he is now a Senior Vice President...

[12/24/2011]

I've started drafting an overview of the current state of our work
on Project Jigsaw. Ultimately this will be a fairly long
document, but in order to start getting feedback as early possible I've
published the first part on its own. This initial installment covers
design principles, basic definitions, and module declarations; still to
come are...

[12/21/2011]

Join us for a new breed of free, hands-on virtual developer workshops at Oracle Technology Network's Virtual Developer Day. Java Developers and Architects can attend live moderated sessions and hands on labs at the event, where you will learn about how Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and Oracle Coherence are the foundation for modern, lightweight development...

[12/20/2011]

In this part, we continue rewriting the Pet Clinic application, once again fully taking advantage of the Java EE tooling available in NetBeans. We develop Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.1 session beans that act as our Data Access Objects (DAOs), as well as JavaServer Faces (JSF) 2.0 managed beans and pages...

[12/18/2011]

JavaOne Latin America was last week and there were lots of videos and podcasts recorded there. Here are some of the highlights (add your favorites in the comments, please)...

[12/13/2011]

At the recently concluded JavaOne Latin America, I had the opportunity to talk with Juliano Viana from Logicstyle about Java EE 6 and their love for GlassFish. Watch the brief interview (in English) below...

[12/12/2011]

The scenario that's taken JavaOne Latin America by storm is this JavaFX application, hooked up to MySQL and deployed to GlassFish...It really speaks to the imagination, doesn't it? It's a sales application with lots of JavaFX gadgets...

[12/09/2011]

"JetBrains rolls out its annual IntelliJ IDEA update with a brand new cross-platform UI, Play framework support, Gradle integration, CoffeeScript editor and numerous productivity boosters." See What's New in IntelliJ IDEA 11? for details...

[12/07/2011]

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]