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Blog Archive for editor during December 2007

Javapolis '07 opens It's mid-morning here in Atlanta, so accounting for a six hour time difference between here and Antwerp, it's late afternoon on the first day of the Javapolis '07 conference. The schedule shows today as being for BoFs, Quickies, and the Javapolis University, and looking at the university topic list, it looks like attendees are in for a deep dive to start the week, even...
Getting around to the Java conferences Next week is the very popular Javapolis conference, held at the MetroPolis movie theaters business center in Antwerp, Belgium. The sold-out conference is probably the most popular Java conference in Europe, certainly the most buzz-worthy, with many of our own bloggers and project leaders among the 3,200 attendees. If you take a look at our events...
Does open-source rob from the poor and give to the rich? One of the Big Ideas to come out of this year's JavaOne was Rich Green's claim that open-source is Robin Hood in reverse: steal from the poor and give to the rich: "It really is a worrisome social artifact... I think in the long term that this is a worrisome scenario [and] not sustainable. We are looking very closely at compensating...
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Should we try reviving the Book Club? In the early years of java.net, we had a Book Club forum, much in the style of other book clubs (yes, like Oprah's): we'd announce a book, anyone who was interested would go and get a copy, and then each week, group members would discuss one chapter of the book in the forum. As you can see, the titles we covered were: Hackers and Painters Tapestry in...
A rethink for the DWR/Spring Ajax connection Earlier this year, Eric Speigelberg set out to provide server-side validation of client-side HTML forms using Ajax. There are a lot of good reasons to do this, not the least of which is being able to keep validation in one place (the server) and in one language (Java), rather than having a whole separate validation code base to run in the browser...
Go for it: NetBeans 6.0 is final It's been a little less than two years since NetBeans 5.0 came out (in February 2006), and in that time, the IDE has made significant gains in adoption and mindshare. It's been undergoing constant development in that time, with 5.5 released in August of last year, and lots of people happily using the 6.0 preview releases as they've come along. We've...