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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during January 2006

Kirk Pepperdine, guru of Java performance, recently praised Sun and the Java team for their open bug database and questioned the labelling of enhancements as 'bugs'. At the same time, someone at Sun made a tough decision to slip JDK 6.0. Personally I thought the schedule was never going to fit, it has been a tough time for engineers at Sun and google is a tempting new home for many, so I applaud...
Java is the programming language of the year according to the Tiobe index http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm. Although the index is purely an quantitative web based count of activity , it does also mean it is free from any editorial or company bias. The award is quite unusual as it measures the percentage growth. So that means even if you are bottom of the class you have a chance to win. If you are...
Geronimo 1.0 was released last week. Apache Geronimo is a new, open source, J2EE 1.4 certified application server. It is built from many established open source projects, like OpenEJB, Tomcat and the Derby database so it already has some pedigree. The more I think about it, Java developers are in a great position. There is a great choice of open source J2EE app servers, Geronimo, Jonas, JBoss...