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Blog Archive for editor during April 2009

The Open Enterprise Service Bus (OpenESB) project released Version 2.1 Milestone 2 on Tuesday: This milestone includes numerous bug fixes compared with the previous milestone. This milestone introduces an additional installer that will only install the runtime and design time components on top of an existing installation of GlassFish and NetBeans. The full installer now also supports AIX....
Despite the global economic downturn, activity related to mobile devices continues to grow. Indeed, the Google Trends graph for "mobile applications" shows an acceleration in search volume that started in the second quarter of 2008. Google's Early Look Android 1.5 release is garnering a lot of attention, for example, prompting Elliotte Rusty Harold to modify next week's schedule to make room...
In the past couple weeks we've featured lots of news about the scheduling of developer events at this year's JavaOne Conference. In today's blogs, Roberto Chinnici announces the JavaOne 2009 Script Bowl Call for Proposals. The actual session for the script bowl is PAN-5348, "Scripting Bowl 2009: A Scripting Languages Shootout." But what kind of script must you write if you participate? Finding...
NetBeans IDE 6.7 Milestone 3 was recently released and is now available for download. Key features in the new release include: Project Kenai integration Maven availability PHP code coverage and Selenium support Enhanced output window, update center catalog, and search performance Export profiling data into CSV, HTML, and XML file formats Easy host setup for remote C/C++ development Enhanced...
The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is applying Sun Microsystems software, including the Open Enterprise Service Bus (OpenESB), in constructing the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). finchannel, the open source information site, describes NHIN as "a secure, open technology platform to connect federal government agencies and health information exchanges in a...
Java.net project owners: the time to act is now! The long anticipated Java.net Projects infrastructure upgrades will take place in just two weeks, starting on April 24. Two of today's featured blogs, by Sonya Barry, introduce the changes, talk about what project owners need to be thinking about, and provide pointers to resources on how to get started. The Big Upgrade Part One: Have you done...
Successful technologies have a natural tendency toward feature bloat over time. This makes sense, because once a technology becomes widely used, the user community--a varied lot--submits requests for enhancements. The development team naturally wants to respond to the community's needs, and new features are integrated into future releases of the technology. Unfortunately, this can ultimately...
It's time to start your JavaOne planning, especially if you're involved in a Java-net project and you'd like to take advantage of the opportunity to talk about your project in a Community Corner Podcast. These podcasts will be replacing the mini-talks that have taken place at past JavaOne conferences. Sonya Barry, who's coordinating the Community Corner podcasts, had this to say in her recent...
The opencable project (known as tru2way in its consumer-facing branding) was featured last week in Business Week as a solution for making cable TV "as interactive as the Web." In his article Cable TV: Pushing to Become More Web-Like, Business Week Senior writer Tom Lowry writes: the cable guys are scrambling to make TV as interactive as the Web. For years they've tried and largely failed....
My O'Reilly Media MySpace page features a picture of a computer operator who sits in front of a panel in a room filled with very large boxes: a "computer room" from decades ago. Indeed, the earliest computers were very large devices that had a very tiny fraction of the power that's inside today's hand-held devices. In the 1990s I remember hearing that the computers in modern automobiles were...