If you keep an eye on either of our sister sites, NetBeans.org or Kenai.com, you may have noticed some downtime recently. The Kenai engineering team has been working on hardware upgrades across the board for all the sites that sit on their platform. Since we're the biggest, we're the last to go.
I arrived in Stockholm on Sunday morning and checked into my hotel which is directly connected to the conference center. It is hugely convenient to not have to go play in the snow if I need to run back to my room for something.
If you're a regular JIRA user you've probably noticed that things are different after we were offline for 24 hours earlier this week. As a compromise to get JIRA back up we've had to disable access for unauthenticated users and tweak some settings around attachments. We are working on a long term fix that will restore service completely but it won't be ready for a few weeks.
This week we launched the new JavaFX Community on Java.net. Jim Weaver and Gerrit Grunwald are running the show and have put together a fantastic set of resources for you. Please take a look and let us know what you think!
A week from right now I'll be wrapping up my first shift at the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Lounge at JavaOne. In a major return to our roots, we'll be right in the middle of the demogrounds in the expo hall this year.
Did you know this is the 10th anniversary of the Duke's Choice Award program? This year we moved the home site and nominations process to Java.net. If you know of a great innovative project please let us know! You can nominate as many as you like. Nine will be chosen by our judges and a tenth will be open to public voting for the Community Choice award via a poll on Java.net in a few weeks.