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Blog Archive for editor during August 2009

Java Champion Cay Horstmann is asking developers for a bit of assistance as he rewrites a Java book for beginners. His question is simple: "Are you using static import?": I am rewriting a Java book for beginners, and it seems to make so much sense to use [prettify]
import static java.lang.System.out;

public class Greeting
{
   public static...
Almost a third of the votes in this past week's poll about the beta Project Kenai were cast for the "I don't know" option. That says quite a lot in itself. A total of 246 votes were cast. The actual question and results were: What do you think about Project Kenai? 8.9% (22 votes) - It's a great new concept 4.4% (11 votes) - I use it and like it 10.1% (25 votes) - I plan to get involved...
Recently the java.net Mobility and Embedded Community published a Java Mobility Podcast 81: JDTF, in which Victor D'yakov talks about the community's new Java Device Test Framework Project. Having worked on lots of large (millions of lines of code) software engineering projects, I'm quite familiar with the difficulty of testing systems for robustness and reliability. So, today I decided to take...
I was talking with java.net former editor Chris Adamson this morning (via email), and our conversation got me thinking about the future of Java. Last week's poll, which asked "What's your view of the emerging JDK 7?", elicited an enormous volume of commentary. A fair amount of the debate was related to Scala. Scala is indeed receiving increasing attention, as the current Alexa graph for scala-...
It seems like NetBeans 6.7 is still brand new, but, as Ludovic Champenois reports, NetBeans 6.8 Milestone 1 has been released and is currently available for download. Ludovic highlights the most significant new feature in Version 6.8 Milestone 1 as being: Java EE 6 support with the latest GlassFish v3 (build 57). The bundle is only 132Mb and contains everything you need to start with Java EE 6...
The java.net Java Champions project is a page I've had bookmarked in my browser for a long time. The project page currently features a JavaOne slide show and a Java Champion and Community Leader slide deck, along with the topic of this blog post: the Java Champion Blog Feed. The Java Champion Blog Feed is a consolidated feed of the blogs of 37 of the Java Champions. I selected todays "Java...