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Blog Archive for editor during July 2009

This past week's java.net poll about the emerging JDK 7 drew 488 votes and almost 2000 words of commentary and debate by the voters (in 16 comments). The specific poll question and results were: What's your view of the emerging JDK 7? 10.4% (51 votes) - It's a major step forward 30.3% (148 votes) - It includes some important features 16.3% (80 votes) - It's a typical JDK release 41.5% (203...
Janice Heiss has just published her recent interview with Java Champion Adam Bien on the Sun Developer Network. Adam is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns -- Rethinking Best Practices. He was named a Java Rock Star for his JavaOne 2009 session "Energy, CO2 Savings with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition and More: Project GreenFire". Project GreenFire is a java.net project that aims to...
Janice Heiss has just published her recent interview with Java Champion Adam Bien on the Sun Developer Network. Adam is the author of Real World Java EE Patterns -- Rethinking Best Practices. He was named a Java Rock Star for his JavaOne 2009 session "Energy, CO2 Savings with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition and More: Project GreenFire". Project GreenFire is a java.net project that aims to...
The Java Tools Community has reached a milestone with the publication of the 200th issue of the Java Tools Community Newsletter. That's quite a testament to perseverance and desire to share information with the broader community by the newsletter team. It takes a lot of time to decide what information is relevant and might be of interest to a community, then collate it into a publishable form. I...
Juggy, leader of the java.net Java Finch Project, visited the java.net booth during this year's JavaOne, and spoke with (sometimes "at") Java Tools Community leaders Fabiane Nardon and Toni Epple in a wide-ranging discussion. We recorded the conversation as a java.net Community Corner 2009 podcast. Juggy opens the questioning by asking Fabiane to describe the Java Tools community. She noted...
I don't spend much time watching videos on the web. However, "A Brief History of Java and JDBC", which Jonathan Bruce pointed out a few days ago, is an interesting and entertaining way to spend four minutes and thirteen seconds of your time. The video starts with the beginning of Java in 1991. Then, it was named "Oak." Duke was apparently around from very near the beginning. And, well, the...
The results of this past week's java.net poll were both not surprising and highly surprising to me. I expected to find that most developers use open source tools in their daily work, but I did not expect the prevalence of open source to be as complete as the poll results suggest. A total of 440 votes were cast. Here's the actual question, and the results: Do you use open source software (OSS...
The java.net Mobile and Embedded Community pointed out an interesting new article by Bruce Hopkins, Faster Data Transfer With Bluetooth and Contactless Communication. Bruce is the author of Bluetooth for Java. The article was published on the Sun Developer Network. Bruce starts out with some basic facts about data transfer speed: Bluetooth technology allows two devices near each other to...
At JavaOne, in the java.net booth, Jim Wright interviewed Pavel Suk (Director of the Prague Engineering Center) and Jakub Podlesak (head of the Prague JUG) in a java.net Community Corner podcast. Pavel and Jakub are also both members of the Open Source User Group (OSUG) in Prague. Jim starts out by noting that Prague is a beautiful city, wondering why Pavel and Jakub left there to visit San...
Development of the SailFin project, which provides high-availability and clustering capability for SIP servlets (JSR 289), is proceeding toward a scheduled October release for Version 2. Binod P G just posted a summary of the latest SailFin news in the Aquarium: Diameter support in SailFin is progressing well. Venu has blogged about steps to use Sh api for updating user profile information in...