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Blog Archive for editor during August 2009

I don't think it will surprise too many people that, on the first day when large segments of new underlying infrastructure are brought live on a relatively large and complex web site, a few unanticipated issues reveal themselves. Indeed, what would be surprising would be if someone expected the launch of a project that occupied months of work by a development team and associated contributors to...
As I wrote yesterday, this weekend java.net is transitioning to a new infrastructure. All content that has been hosted on O'Reilly servers is being migrated to new systems. It's a big task, as you might imagine, given that java.net has been around for more than six years. The transition begins today at 5:00 PM U.S. Pacific time (which I believe is Midnight GMT, August 22). The site will will...
If you work on or closely follow any java.net projects, you've probably noticed the banner that has been displayed on project pages for the past couple days: java.net will migrating to a new CMS platform this weekend and will begin the shutdown at 5pm Pacific Time on Friday August 21st. The site will be inaccessible until early morning Pacific Time, Monday August 24th. Please plan your work...
Last week I started a series on interesting Kenai projects, inspired by Adam Bien's recent blog post. Adam points out five interesting Kenai projects he's discovered, and I'm taking a closer look at some of those projects. Today, I'm looking at the Sun Cloud APIs project. Adam describes this project as follows: explains and demonstrates the REST-APIs to the Sun's cloud. Interesting and...
Joe Darcy has posted an interesting analysis titled JDK Release Types and Compatibility Regions, in which he uses a three-dimensional graph to represent different "axes" of compatibility between different JDK versions. In fact, this compatibility analysis could realistically be applied to many different software platforms that undergo sequential modification over time, but Joe talks specifically...
Sun's opening JavaOne 2009 presentation featured the debut of Java Store, "a global marketplace for cutting-edge Java applications." That was two and a half months ago. So, now seems like a good time to take another look at the Java Store (where people can conveniently buy Java software) and the associated Java Warehouse (the repository for software developers would like to sell through the Java...
The results of this past week's java.net poll were fairly clear, and suggest that, at least within a Java-centric community like java.net, Java-based feature phone platforms are considered to provide the greatest capability. A total of 422 votes were cast in the poll. The actual poll question and results were: Which feature phone platform offers developers the greatest capability? 20.3% (86...
Aaron Houston, Program Coordinator for JUGs and Java Champions, recently pointed me to the NetBeans Dream Team Blog Feed. This was after I had discovered and started following the Java Champions blog feed a few weeks ago. Today's lead Java Today item is from the Dream Team feed, Caoyuan Deng's Scala Plugin for NetBeans - Rewrite in Scala #2: Supports Java/Scala Mixed Project. Like the Java...
Adam Bien points us to some interesting Kenai projects in his latest blog. While our recent poll on Kenai seemed to indicate that Project Kenai is not yet well-known, Kenai clearly is attracting the attention of some highly accomplished Java developers. So, I've decided to take a closer look at Project Kenai myself, starting with the projects Adam points out. The first Kenai project Adam...
The java.net Mobile and Embedded Community is one of the most actively communicative communities on java.net. Terrence Barr just published a new Mobile and Embedded Community News Update, which is featured in today's Java Today. We're also featuring two of the items in Terrence's update in Java Today: news about a Free "Summer Camp" courses introduce students to Java, JavaFX!, and a pointer to...