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Today I attended the Oracle Technology Network's Java Virtual Developer Day, a four-hour online event that takes a pretty deep dive...

Among the conferences I hope to attend some day is Jfokus, held annually in Stockholm, Sweden. In my view, Jfokus exemplifies an emerging trend...

I was surprised to read the JCP Program Office's recent ...

Michael Huettermann has been hard at work recently, updating...

We've just published Michael Bar-Sinai's new article "PanelMatic 101". The article introduces...

The NetBeans team announces that NetBeans Version 7.1 has been released:

The new year is always an excellent time to sit back and review the previous year. Even more fun is to then try to forecast what the coming year will bring.

Java.net is ending 2011 and starting 2012 with polls that give developers an opportunity to express what Java/JVM related events, news, or happenings they consider to have been the most important...

"The multicore challenge" is the challenge to developers of software products to write code that effectively utilizes modern multi-core / multi-processor computers. Two years ago, I...

Circa 400 A.D. or so, it was hard to believe that such a font of creativity and innovation could have fallen into such a state -- a never-predicted situation where innovation was nearly smothered...

I wasn't pleased (though I also wasn't surprised) to see that quite a lot of people think the reason Java desktop development receives so little publicity today is because sites like Java.net...

When I first heard that Oracle planned to start having JavaOnes on continents other than North America, I thought that was an excellent idea. This coming Tuesday through Thursday, the second...

Geertjan Wielenga's recent post What is Happening vs. What is Interesting immediately caught my interest. The...

One indicator of the recent history of Java is the fact that four and a half years elapsed between...

Last night I browsed the just released November-December issue of...

After the Monday keynote at JavaOne 2011, I attended a panel session titled "JCP and the Developer...

I was fortunate to be able to attend JavaOne this year. There I perceived a new energy, focus, and momentum within the Java community that hasn't been evident in many years. So, at JavaOne, I...

In his latest post, Dustin Marx points us to an article by Paul Krill which was originally...