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As we mentioned in the last episode of the Java Spotlight podcast The JavaOne Content Catalog is now live. This year there are 9 sessions with OpenJDK in their title or abstract...

[08/27/2011]

If you have more curiosity and ambition than time, here’s the solution: The JavaOne Discover Plus and Discover Passes. The Discover Plus Pass―Only US$895* Get these exclusive benefits, PLUS all Discover Pass benefits listed below: * Attend any three technical sessions...

[08/25/2011]

Welcome NetBeans User! The NetBeans team is interested in feedback about your experience using NetBeans IDE 7.0 or its update release, NetBeans IDE 7.0.1. With each NetBeans release, we strive to deliver an IDE that gives you the best coding experience available. Your survey responses will let us know if we are on target, and also alert us to features or enhancements to consider for future releases. Please take a moment to answer the questions below...

[08/23/2011]

JavaOne Schedule Builder is live at last!  Don’t get shut out – go to Schedule Builder NOW to reserve your space in the must-attend sessions on your list.  See recommendations for sessions that might be of interest to you, find the partners you want to hear and the demos you want to see...

[08/21/2011]

Discussion with Gleydson Lima (Diretor de Systemas) along with Richardo Wendell explain the three integrated systems developed at Universidate Federal Do Rio Grande Do Norte (UFRN). Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel is Dalibor Topic...

[08/16/2011]

There are two documents that define how the JCP is organized and how it does its work: the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA), which is a legal contract between members and Oracle, addressing Intellectual Property grants and the terms under which the Spec, RI, and TCK should be licensed, and the Process Document, which defines...

[08/14/2011]

Discussion with Chen Fishbein on the LWUIT 1.5 release. Joining us this week on the Java All Star Developer Panel is Dalibor Topic, Java Free and Open Source Software Ambassador...

[08/11/2011]

The JDK 7 Updates Project in OpenJDK is now up and running. We've spent some time in the past couple of weeks discussing processes, finalized them, and started accepting changes destined for JDK 7 Update releases. Changes going into a JDK 7 Update are typically bug fixes, coming to JDK 7 Updates through JDK 8...

[08/09/2011]

I had an opportunity to read Java: The Good Parts by Jim Waldo which was included in my Java 7 Launch Party Kit. I was not sure what to expect from the book. I was pleasantly surprised to discover it is a really good book. There are a number of great quotes in the book...

[08/07/2011]

The NetBeans Team has released NetBeans IDE 7.0.1, with full support for the official release of the Java SE 7 platform. An update to NetBeans IDE 7.0, this release includes the following notable changes: Full JDK 7 support...

[08/05/2011]

Facelets offers a powerful way to organize and streamline JSF development. When a cat is thrust into the air, it magically lands upright and safely on its feet. Sadly, this is not always the case with software especially when tinctured with aggressive timelines and insufficient requirements. Facelets is to JSF what the magic is to the cat...

[08/03/2011]

After nearly five years of collaboration within the worldwide Java community, Java SE 7 has been released and is ready for download! With Project Coin, the new Fork/Framework, the New File System API (NIO.2), and more. Java SE 7 is an important step in Java's evolution. Download Java 7!

[07/28/2011]

OSCON 2011 is going on at the moment. One of the conferences I would have loved to visit. This did not work out this year, but today I stumbled upon a video of Steven G. Harris Java Keynote there. The title is a theme we had back in the days of the beginning merger...

[07/27/2011]

This week insideHPC is providing live streaming coverage from the OSCON open source conference in our home town of Portland, Oregon...

[07/26/2011]

The Eclipse Foundation, in collaboration with Oracle, is pleased to announce the Java 7 Summit, to be held at the upcoming EclipseCon Europe in Ludwigsburg, Germany on November 2-4, 2011. The Java 7 Summit offers Java developers and architects an opportunity to gain in-depth technical education on the new innovations...

[07/21/2011]

The JavaOne 2011 event catalog is now available with keynotes, sessions, hands-on-labs, BOFs, panels and user-group meetings is now available. While the schedule is not quite ready yet, this should give you a detailed view at this year's content which we hope is rated as good as last year's...

[07/20/2011]

JUGs around the world continue to celebrate and learn about Java 7. Here are a few highlights.  In Cairo, the Egyptian JUG celebrated the release of Java 7 with about 600 Java developers and students. Simon Ritter, Java Evangelist from Oracle, was the speaker and the event went well. Ahmed Hashim, EGJUG Leader, wrote...

[07/18/2011]

Submit your entry for new Java Innovation 2011 awards and get promoted at the world's biggest Java technology event, the JavaOne conference. Following in the tradition of Duke's Choice Awards, these awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the best and most innovative projects using the Java platform. Nomination deadline: Friday, July 29, 2011...

[07/14/2011]

Oracle is committed to Java: the technology, the community, the Java Community Process (JCP), and the entire ecosystem focused on moving Java forward. Watch this Webcast to find out more about the features of Java 7, hear from technologists at companies that use Java technology, and learn through a series of technical presentations and a panel discussion...

[07/13/2011]

Yesterday, I attended Java 7 launch party by Java User Group Nagpur. As it was my first User Group event, when I entered, I was just a curious guy. But as the event came to an end, we all understood how important this group is for both who are learning as well as expert in Java related technologies...

[07/11/2011]

It was a glorious global gathering of the Java community today (on July 7), when Oracle hosted multiple events and a Webcast to celebrate Java 7. With contributions from Java users around the world, Java 7 is a testament to the vibrancy of the Java community and to Oracle’s ongoing commitment to the language and technology...

[07/07/2011]

Interview with Michelle Kovac, Java Brand Manager, on the Java 7 Launch and surrounding events....

[07/05/2011]

Step Forward and Celebrate! As a member of the Java community, you played a critical role in building Java 7. You contributed great ideas for new features and new ways of working and collaborating to take the next step in development. And now, it's time to celebrate with a global gathering of the Java community—online and live...

[07/03/2011]

Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) gains more and more momentum. Remembering the time when I wrote the manuscript for my book "Agile ALM", almost nobody thought about enriching an ALM with Agile, or finding a pragmatic approach to ALM at all. Meanwhile, more and more tool vendors find it helpful to label their tools to be Agile tools or even Agile ALM tools. But what is Agile ALM?...

[06/29/2011]

Tonight at JAXconf 2011, the great journey of the JAX Innovation Awards nomination and voting process came to its conclusion at the Awards ceremony in the Hilton Convention Center, San Jose. After an intensive 3 month program of nominations, judging and community votes, which saw thousands of votes cast, the Awards were presented by judging panel chair, Sebastian Meyen, and Mark Hazell, of organizers S&S Media...

[06/27/2011]

Electric VLSI Design System is an open source VLSI CAD application used as a research platform for new CAD algorithms as well as the research flow for hardware test chips. Worldwide, Electric is used in academia and small industry. The CAD applications are time-consuming tools applied to very large data sets (circuit designs). With those important characteristics, plus the fact that Electric is fully implemented in Java, this framework has been the perfect environment to apply cutting edge parallel techniques on multicore processors in Java...

[06/16/2011]

Interview with Chuck Mun Lee, Java Evangelist, on porting PhoneME to Nintendo DS. 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...

[06/14/2011]

Duke's Choice Awards are now open for nominations! For the ninth year running, we are looking for most compelling implementations of Java technology. Duke's Choice Awards are part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, Java Innovation 2011 program. Winners get a Duke statue, a free JavaOne full conference pass, and their winning implementation will be showcased at JavaOne. Winners are announced at JavaOne. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 22, 2011 @ 5:00 p.m. PT...

[06/06/2011]

JavaFX2.0 Beta is out. We’ve taken advantage of the language shift to extensively remodel the layout APIs based on a year’s worth of tire-kicking. This article (the first in a series) will introduce you to the basics...

[06/02/2011]

Earlier this month, the LJC, aka the London Java User Group (JUG) became the first JUG to be elected to an open seat on the Java Standard Edition/Enterprise Edition Executive Committee (Java SE/EE EC in short). In this post, we’ll explain what the forthcoming changes to the Java Community Process (JCP) mean and how the LJC intends to help with the process of reform at the SE/EE Committee level...

[06/01/2011]