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Interview with Joe Darcy, Project Coin Lead, on the JDK 7 changes coming from Project Coin. 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 Developer Advocate...

[04/10/2011]

Steven G. Harris, Oracle's Senior VP of Application Server Development, who oversees product development for Java EE, gave a talk on January 24 at the International Oracle Users Group Community (IOUC) Summit. Harris ... presented a clear and incisive overview of the state of the Java platform, the challenges it currently faces, and Oracle’s vision of Java’s future...

[04/04/2011]

The JAX Innovation Awards celebrate the culture of innovation that epitomises the Java Ecosystem. Our mission is simple: Reward those technologies, companies, organizations and individuals that make outstanding contributions to Java. YOU nominate the individuals, companies and technologies whom you think deserve recognition...

[04/04/2011]

We are looking for a few good bugs. Actually, we are looking for a few great developers who are willing to take Java SE 7 on a test drive and report bugs... If you report a bug in the JDK 7 developer preview before April 4th, you will be listed on the Java SE 7 Honor Role. PLUS...we will send you some Java swag...

[03/31/2011]

NetBeans IDE 7.0 introduces language support for development to the Java SE 7 specification with the JDK 7 platform. The release also provides enhanced integration with the Oracle WebLogic server, as well as support for Oracle Database and GlassFish 3.1. Additional highlights include Maven 3 and HTML5 editing support...

[03/29/2011]

This article is the first part of the three parts series to present a new project http://java.net/projects/open-icom in java.net to incubate a JPA framework for developing integrated collaboration environments. The first part explains the advantages of the JPA programming model, which embodies the design patterns that are well-suited for managing integrated collaboration object model (ICOM)...

[03/21/2011]

Just a reminder that JDK 7 is nearing the endgame and now is the right time to grab the latest JDK 7 build and give it a test drive. Once it goes beyond the end of March then the release will start to get locked down and it will get harder to get fixes or changes in (don't leave it too late). The important thing is to make sure that your existing code works well...

[03/15/2011]

Expert-in-Tech is an online software consulting service providing technical support in a variety of programming languages, web servers, application server, application frameworks, operating systems, and even cloud computing. You can file a ticket for support on any part of your software stack...

[03/13/2011]

Interview with Pete St Pierre, Member of Technical Staff working on the Sun SPOT program under Oracle Labs, on the new SunSPOT Rev 8 release that is now available at the Oracle Store. Joining us this week is Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE Developer Advocate...

[03/09/2011]

In this third part of my four part series I'll explain strategy number two of using Coherence with EclipseLink and GlassFish. This is all about using Coherence as Second Level Cache (L2) with EclipseLink. General approach. This approach applies Coherence data grid to JPA applications that rely on database hosted data...

[03/05/2011]

Java.net, the home of  Java community projects, has been re-launched with a new look and new tools for developers.  The move from CollabNet to the Kenai infrastructure offers more flexibility for developers who want to host or contribute to community projects.  Instead of the large, fixed infrastructure per project (for example, several mailing lists per project), Kenai's ala carte features allow users to take only what they need...

[03/01/2011]

It has been possible to use XQuery, the query and programming language for manipulating XML data, from JDBC code since the release of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, when XQuery first appeared in Oracle XML DB. However, using the XQuery and XML DB features that first became available with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 -- like extension-expression pragmas and indexing unstructured XML content – can now significantly improve the efficiency of your JDBC code making XQuery queries...

[03/01/2011]

The JDK 7 Developer Preview (a.k.a. Milestone 12) builds are now available for download. This milestone is intended for broad testing by developers, deployers, and end users. We’ve run all tests on all supported platforms and haven’t found any glaring issues. We’ve also fixed 456 bugs since reaching the Feature-Complete milestone back in January. If you’ve been watching JDK 7 development from the sidelines then now is a great time to download a build and take it for a spin...

[02/25/2011]

NetBeans Community News with Geertjan and Tinu; NetBeans Dream Team member and Computer Science professor Andreas Stefik discusses SodBeans, a programming development environment for visually impaired developers; Jarda Tulach and the API design tip of the podcast: Dependency Injection...

[02/21/2011]

In this second part of my four part series I'll explain strategy number one of using Coherence with EclipseLink and GlassFish. This describes the steps you have to take to configure a JPA backed Cache with Coherence and how you could use it from within GlassFish as a high performance data store...

[02/15/2011]

LWUIT is a user interface library designed to bring uniformity and cross mobile interface functionality to applications developed using Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME). To make applications designed using Java ME look consistent across different platforms is a big task, and LWUIT lives up to that challenge with a clean interface and a plethora of UI goodies...

[02/13/2011]

Join us for a special live conversation with Ajay Patel, Vice President of Product Development for Application Grid Products and Justin Kestelyn, Director of the Oracle Technology Network. Justin and Ajay will discuss the changes that have come to Java and Oracle since the Sun acquisition, just over a year ago...

[02/09/2011]

The Smart Grid is one of the most significant evolutions of our utility infrastructure in recent history. This innovative grid will soon revolutionize how utilities manage and control the energy in our homes—helping utilities reduce energy usage during peak hours, improve overall energy efficiency, and lower your energy bills...

[02/06/2011]

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at building a CRUD-based application in minutes with Roo. Here in Part 2, we will extend that application to a full-fledged enterprise application by adding features such as Spring security, email support, and many others...

[02/01/2011]

We caught up with Oracle’s Java Language Architect, Brian Goetz, to get his thoughts on concurrency, Java SE 7 and 8, developments in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), and more...

[01/27/2011]

Spring Roo is a lightweight productivity tool for Java™ technology that makes it fast and easy to develop Spring-based applications. Applications created using Spring Roo follow Spring best practices and are based on standards such as JPA, Bean Validation (JSR-303), and Dependency Injection (JSR-330). Roo offers a usable, context-aware, tab-completing shell for building applications...

[01/25/2011]

I was recently asked the question, "Is it possible to create a modular JSF application, where JAR-files act as plug-ins and allow xhtml views, images, css, navigation rules, and managed beans to be added as modules to the application?" The answer to this question is, "of course," but there is no pre-set way of accomplishing such a task, so you’ll have to be a little creative. I’ve come up with a conceptual architecture...

[01/19/2011]

Interview with Adam Bien, Java Champion, consultant, lecturer, speaker, software architect, developer, and author of Java books, on just about everything related to Java. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel is Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Java EE evangelist...

[01/13/2011]

Typically the JUG members are identified by subscribers on a mailing list. This however does not provide enough information about the members to the JUG leaders. The Ceará Java User Group (CEJUG) in Brazil is trying to change that by formalizing the notion of a JUG member and created an application to manage all the activities associated with it...

[01/10/2011]

The introduction of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5, in 2006, did a lot to simplify enterprise application development. Java EE 6, released in 2009, simplifies design and architecture tasks even further. Java EE 6 is a good choice for building small situational applications quickly and without any overhead...

[01/04/2011]

Are you playing around with the shiny new 3.1 EJBs? Using Maven for your Java projects? Need an easy way to write and execute tests for your EJBs that depends on an Java Application Server?  No problem using Maven Archetypes, the Maven EJB Plugin and the GlassFish embedded Application Container...

[01/01/2011]

The JavaUserGroupChennai Daily is an online news site that is maintained and updated by members of JUG Chennai (India). Recent headlines included New Year's Eve wishes, a 2011 Android wish list, an article on SOA and MDM, and "Java EE Productivity Report 2011."

[01/01/2011]

By studying concurrency bug patterns, you both increase your general awareness of concurrency programming and learn to recognize coding idioms that don't, or might not, work. In this article, authors Zhi Da Luo, Yarden Nir-Buchbinder, and Raja Das unpack six lesser-known concurrency bugs that threaten the thread-safety and performance of Java™ applications running on multicore systems...

[12/21/2010]

After many months of hard work SIP Communicator becomes the first open source project to offer support for XMPP Jingle on Windows, Linux, and Mac. This includes video calls, conferences, call transfers, call recording and basically all the features that we’ve already had with SIP. So go ahead and start using that Jabber/GMail account for something more than just texting...

[12/19/2010]

I spoke recently with Ed Burns, who is a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff at Oracle and specification lead for JavaServer Faces, the standard Web Application Framework for Java EE. Q: JSF is more than six years old now -- is it still relevant? A: Yes, for two reasons: first, because of the new features introduced in JSF 2.0...

[12/14/2010]