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JavaServer Faces 2.0 provides features ideally suited for the virtualized computing resources of the cloud. Here, in Part One of a two-part article, we look at @ManagedBean annotation, implicit navigation, and resource handling...

[04/11/2012]

As I explained in this blog last year, we use the Process to change the Process. The first of three planned JSRs to modify the way the JCP operates (JSR 348: Towards a new version of the Java Community Process) completed in October 2011. That JSR focused on changes to make our process more transparent and to enable broader participation...

[04/08/2012]

Hi all. I’m currently sitting in a hotel room in Tokyo, but I’ve been waiting to publish this interview until Jim and Steve made their announcements this week. Now that the news of their employment at Oracle is out, here is the interview. Enjoy!...

[04/05/2012]

Work on JDK 8 is well-underway, but we thought this late-breaking JEP for another language change for the platform couldn't wait another day before being published. Title: Goto for the Java Programming Language...

[04/02/2012]

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience with NetBeans IDE 7.1 or the update release NetBeans IDE 7.1.1. Question 1. Are you providing feedback for NetBeans IDE 7.1 or the update release 7.1.1? ...

[03/30/2012]

Jersey 2.0 milestone 2 is now available. It builds upon the first milestone and adds several new features such as server-side asynchronous processing, server-side content negotiation, improved JAX-RS parameter injection, and several others...

[03/29/2012]

This year Jitsi is participating in GSoC under the umbrella of the XMPP Standards Foundation. To all students: check our the Jitsi project ideas and Apply Now!. You can also check the other cool XMPP projects particpating with the XSF. Waste no time, deadline is April 6!

[03/27/2012]

The JCP.org calendar has been updated to include Public EC Meeting Teleconferences, as required by JCP Program version 2.8 (as defined in JSR 348)--dates are Tuesday, 26 June and Tuesday, 20 November. The second hour of these JCP EC Teleconferences will be open to the public...

[03/25/2012]

In this note, we propose a definition of value types in terms of a design pattern for Java classes, accompanied by a set of usage restrictions. We also sketch the relation of such value types to tuple types (which are a JVM-level notion), and point out JVM optimizations that can apply to value types. This note is a thought experiment to extend the JVM's performance model in support of value types...

[03/21/2012]

If you have an interesting presentation idea for JavaOne 2012, we want to hear from you! The Call for Papers is open now through April 9, so don't delay. To help ensure successful submission, please take the time to review the General Information...

[03/14/2012]

#JDC2012 (http://jdc2012.egjug.org), the biggest and most important meeting place for software developers in Middle East and Africa, here in Cairo is turning out to be a cool place to try out my Arabic. Part of the presentations are in English, so I've attended a keynote by Oracle's Mike Keith and Vaadin's Joonas so far...

[03/11/2012]

This series of interviews spotlights Java Champions, individuals who have received special recognition from Java developers across industry, academia, Java User Groups (JUGs), and the larger community. Jonas Bonér is a husband, dad, programmer, teacher, speaker, author and Java Champion...

[03/07/2012]

When? May 3-4, 2011; Where? Hyderabad International Convention Center, India; What? Technical keynote,technical sessions, exhibitor halls, hallway conversations, biryani, etc...

[03/04/2012]

What was your first computer? It was a Prologica CP200 S, with a Z80 chip and 16K RAM. This was a domestic Brazilian computer that was sold in the 80s. How did you start with programming? What was your first "Hello World"? When my parents gave me my first computer, I thought it was like a video game, but then I realized that it would not do anything unless...

[03/01/2012]

This article shows you how to use the layout capabilities of JavaFX 2.0 to make nodes in the scene graph appear where you want them to be and be the appropriate size as the window is resized...

[02/29/2012]

Zoran Sevarac presents "A Java Community Song"! Zoran says, "I wrote the lyrics under the impression of JavaOne 2011 conference, talking about Java Community, open source and free software movement"...

[02/27/2012]

It’s a well known fact that Java’s prevalence in the software development industry is encouraged by the innovation that surrounds the JVM, and the languages that are built on top of it. Today I’d like to start a poll on what alternate languages you use (or would like to use!) on the JVM...

[02/23/2012]

Akka 2.0 message passing throughput scales way better on multi-core hardware than in previous versions, thanks to the new fork join executor developed by Doug Lea. One micro benchmark illustrates a 1100% increase in throughput! The new 48 core server had arrived and we were excited to run the benchmarks on the new hardware, but it was sad to see the initial results. It didn't scale...

[02/20/2012]

We've just recently announced the release of the "javafx-ui-common" project into OpenJFX. The name may be a little underwhelming, but the content is absolutely core to JavaFX. For most developers interested in contributing to JavaFX and in understanding how the system works, javafx-ui-common and javafx-ui-controls will be the two most important projects...

[02/19/2012]

This series of interviews spotlights Java Champions, individuals who have received special recognition from Java developers across industry, academia, Java User Groups (JUGs), and the larger community. 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, and he is a member of the JCP...

[02/16/2012]

Four noteworthy features in GlassFish add agility to Java EE application deployment. Deploying and managing Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) applications seems like a fairly established activity. Applications can be deployed, undeployed, and upgraded through a combination of deployment and undeployment. Applications use various types of resources, such as...

[02/14/2012]

Each issue of Java Magazine includes a "Fix Me" page that presents a problem that challenges a Java developer's coding skills. The Java Magazine team is seeking Java Code Brainteasers for future issues. Here's a chance for you to contribute to Java Magazine!

[02/11/2012]

Java 7 has been available for a while now, and according statistics that Jelastic ran, it's market share is growing, albeit slowly. The article states that Java 7 accounts for 17% of the market while Java 6 still holds 83%.  With Java still holding it's own on the latest TIOBE index, there's no doubt that it's not losing it's appeal to developers and corporations...

[02/09/2012]

After years of development, refactoring, brainstorms, projects, fun, more refactoring,... we open-sourced the DaliCore code. DaliCore creates the core for the social networking applications that we developed with LodgON over the past years. Some code and documentation is now available...

[02/07/2012]

Coming soon (Feb 14 in the Americas, Feb 28 in Europe/Russia/Africa): Java Virtual Developer Day, a half-day virtual mini-conference of technical sessions and hands-on labs, covering Java SE 7, JDK 7, JavaFX 2.0. Register now!

[02/05/2012]

Following the upgrade to the JCP 2.8 Program, the Program Office has made available the following materials for Spec Leads on the Multimedia page of jcp.org: -Transparency (December 2011 call) -JCP 2.8 Overview (October 2011 call)...

[02/01/2012]

I was experimenting today with extending AreaChart to do curve fitting for some example code I was hacking on. It is also a example of what can be done with styling JavaFX charts with CSS. Here is the result...

[01/29/2012]

The annual International Oracle User Group (IOUC) Leader's Conference was held this week in at Oracle in Redwood Shores, California. The conference provides three days of learning, networking, sharing, and collaboration about user groups. It also fosters better communication between user group leaders...

[01/25/2012]

The 11th part of my "Heroes of Java" interview series. Thanks for following it! Stay tuned for the next parts! Trisha is a developer at LMAX, the London Multi Asset eXchange. She's been working in financial markets for the last 5 years or so...

[01/23/2012]

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]