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Blog Archive for editor during June 2009

QuickCheck for Java is an automated software testing tool that tests programs by generating specified randomized input data sets and running them through the application. The software applies the techniques implemented in the Haskell QuickCheck tool to Java applications. QuickCheck for Java Version 0.4 was recently released. QuickCheck is a lightweight specification based test tool. Each...
This week's java.net Spotlight highlights the Sun Developer Network article "The Java NIO.2 File System in JDK 7", ("NIO" = "New I/O") by Janice J. Heiss and Sharon Zakhour. The Java NIO.2 file system is an OpenJDK implementation of JSR 203. While the JCP currently lists JSR 203 as "inactive", work on the JSR is actually ongoing, under the leadership of Sun's Alan Bateman. Janice and Sharon...
Last week's java.net Poll asked "What was most significant about JavaOne 2009?". A total of 180 votes were cast, as follows: What was most significant about JavaOne 2009? 11.1% (20 votes) - The Java Store announcement 33.3% (60 votes) - Larry Ellison's appearance 1.6% (3 votes) - Mobile and embedded sessions 16.1% (29 votes) - RIA and JavaFX sessions 5.0% (9 votes) - Cloud Computing sessions...
The O'Reilly InsideRIA site has published an interesting series of articles by Haining Henry Zhang titled "Writing the Pac-Man Game in JavaFX." This is yet another illustration of the power of JavaFX, exemplifying the richness and variety of capabilities the framework provides. To date, four JavaFX Pac-Man articles have been published. The current version of the application can be run in Part...
The NetBeans team is inviting the community to assess whether the current NetBeans 6.7 (Release Candidate 2) is ready for FCS release. The team has created a Community Acceptance Survey, where NetBeans 6.7 users can provide the development team with their assessment of RC2: Is NetBeans IDE 6.7 ready for FCS release? If you have already downloaded and tested the latest Release Candidate build,...
In his post-JavaOne blog post, James Gosling talks about Sun's early concerns regarding attendance at this year's conference: ... between the Oracle situation, the global meltdown, and the financial situation, [JavaOne 2009] was very different. Early on, we were really concerned (==nearly paniced) that no one would show up. Almost every company that usually sends a crowd of people to JavaOne...
This week's java.net Spotlight points you to the page that lets you view the JavaOne 2009 general sessions. This is one of the many opportunities that will be available for people to review the key events from last week's conference. Just before I checked out of my hotel, I watched James Gosling's Toy Show online, as it was streamed live. James featured many interesting projects that...
The java.net community will be busy through late Friday afternoon, on the final day of JavaOne 2009, with three more JavaOne technical sessions: 1:30 PM, Matt Warman et al. (jfrets project): PAN-5388: Making Music with the Javaâ„¢ Programming Language - Musicians and software developers are kindred spirits. Developing algorithms and implementing them seems to be quite similar to developing a...
Thursday, Day 3 of JavaOne 2009, brings more contributions to JavaOne 2009 by the java.net community. Again, there will be JavaOne sessions, BOFs, and java.net Community Corner events. JavaOne sessions and BOFs The java.net community's day gets started with a 9:30 JavaOne technical session, so I'll provide the technical sessions and BOFs schedule first: 9:30 AM, OpenESB team: TS-4839...
I haven't really said much about Oracle in my java.net Editor's blogs. There are several good reasons for that, among them the fact that I know nothing more than what's out there publicly already; also, I don't consider fanciful speculation to be a fundamental element in my job role as java.net editor. However, when Larry Ellison came to the stage as the climactic speaker in this year's JavaOne...