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Blog Archive for editor during June 2009

When Java Tools Community Leaders Toni Epple and Fabiane Nardon invited the SQE (Software Quality Environment) Project team to participate in the Java Tools SQE Roundtable podcast at this year's JavaOne, they weren't planning on the Duke's Choice Awards being among the topics of conversation. But that was before the Duke for "Java Technology in Network Solutions" was awarded to ND SatCom for the...
The first of many Community Corner podcasts that were recorded at JavaOne 2009 has been released: the Java Tools SQE Roundtable. Now that I've got the process of producing and publishing the podcasts down pat, I intend to produce and post the remaining podcasts as quickly as I can over the coming week or so. In each of my daily blogs, I'll announce which podcasts have been newly published. In...
A significant majority of participants in the latest java.net poll would like to see increased project and community content on java.net. In particular, the poll participants would like to see more project demos and tutorials. A total of 188 votes were cast. Here are the final results: Which project and community (P/C) content would you like to see more of on java.net? 11.7% (22 votes) - P...
Harold Carr attended Alois Reitbauer's session "Why applications do not scale" at Jazoon09, and posted detailed notes in his blog. If you haven't done much work with scaling systems, some of the points Alois made might surprise you. For example: Scalability does not improve performance Increases complexity and degrades performance Slower in single user mode performance is still an issue...
Jazoon09, the international conference on Java technology, is completing its second full day of sessions. Monday was community day, with two all-day events: GlassFish Community Day and OSGi DevCon Europe Community Day. Tuesday featured the formal opening session, with keynotes by Christian Frei and James Gosling. As of right now (Wednesday morning, Eastern U.S. time), the conference front page...
Felipe Gaucho attended the 2009 JCP Program Awards ceremony, and provides some videos of the event in his recent blog post. The awards ceremony took place during JavaOne. I wasn't able to attend this event, so I did some reasearch on the award categories and winners. Here they are, with some links to help you get to know a bit more about the people and JSRs that won the awards in each category...
Josh Marinacci has been secretly working on a project that became one of the major announcements at this year's JavaOne: the Java Store. Last week he published The Java Store, a Q&A, as a supplement to the Java Warehouse FAQ. Regarding the Java Store, Josh notes: I'm especially proud of it because I've been secretly working on the project for the past few months. Since the announcement I'...
A majority (57%) of respondants to this past week's java.net poll expect there to be a JavaOne conference in 2010. The specific question and results were: Will there be a JavaOne Conference in 2010? 57.4% (189 votes) - Yes 10.3% (34 votes) - There will be a similar conference with a different name 12.4% (41 votes) - Probably not 7.2% (24 votes) - No 12.4% (41 votes) - I don't know; other...
NetBeans IDE 6.7 Release Candidate 3 is now available for download. Check the updated release notes for the latest information about RC3. As I reported last week, NetBeans IDE 6.7 includes integration with Kenai, native support for Maven, GlassFish and Hudson integration, enhanced support for Java, PHP, Ruby, Groovy, C/C++, and more. The NetBeans IDE 6.7 RC3 Release Information provides...
GlassFish ESB v2.1 has just been released. The new release features improved scaling through clustering, AIX 5.3 support, the new Intelligent Event Processor (IEP) Service Engine, and the new Scheduler Binding Component (BC). I looked at the release notes to get a more detailed view of what's new and improved. Robustness and platform support stand out to me, along with the two highlighted new...