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Blog Archive for editor during September 2009

Danny Coward has posted Selling Applications, an update of the progress being made with the Java Store and the Java Warehouse. Danny says "the warehouse is really taking shape now," pointing us to the Java Warehouse video series. I included these in my August Java Store update, Revisiting the Java Warehouse and Java Store. Noting that the Java store front "smells of new paint," Danny thanks...
In my tenure as java.net editor, I've come to realize that NetBeans is much more than simply an IDE. Geertjan Wielenga has undertaken a research project to discover interesting applications that have been developed using the NetBeans platform. He's finding so many that he's invented the acronym YANPA (Yet Another NetBeans Platform Application). In today's Java Today I'm featuring the latest...
When a farmer in Musita, Uganda has questions regarding a decision he must make, he's likely to go visit Michael Malime, the village mobile phone operator, and connect via text message to the Farmer's Friend service. Sending a text message like "rice aphids" or "tomato blight" will result in either a return text message with relevant information, or a phone call from a human (if the database...
Many people who voted in this past week's java.net poll think the hype surrounding 'the cloud' may be a bit overblown. The poll was submitted by Geertjan Wielenga, and it was a good one, drawing 347 votes and four thoughtful comments. The exact poll question and results were: What's your opinion of 'the Cloud'? 13% (45 votes) - It's the future: gradually all apps will move to the Cloud. 6...
Jevgeni Kabanov has reported the results of a survey on Java EE Containers, focusing specifically on redeploy and restart times. The survey results most prominently feature information about the following Java EE containers: Jetty Apache Tomcat GlassFish JBoss Oracle Weblogic IBM WebSphere In fact, the containers line up in that order in terms of how much time is spent redeploying (in...
A few days ago, the JRecordBind project released Version 2.3 (see the Java Today entry below). JRecordBind, which is led by Federico Fissore, is a member of the Java Tools Community. The project is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). JRecordBind Version 2.3 adds support for xs:choice. JRecordBind provides two services that are applicable to business applications, in...
Kohsuke Kawaguchi has created an OpenID provider service for java.net users. Kohsuke talks about his creation in his featured blog post, Project of the day: OpenID for Java.net. If you're unfamiliar with OpenID, the Wikipedia definition provides a good introduction: OpenID is an open, decentralized standard for authenticating users which can be used for access control, allowing users to log...
In her lastest article, Janice Heiss interviews Java Champion Kirk Pepperdine on Performance Tuning and Cloud Computing. I was in the java.net booth at this year's JavaOne when Kirk gave a presentation on Java performance tuning (you can listen to the podcast). While "the cloud" was a significant topic at JavaOne, Kirk's java.net Community Corner presentation did not include that. Early in the...
Some voters in this past week's java.net poll questioned whether the question could be answered, but the result showed that a plurality of voters considered Europe to be region where Java has the greatest market share among competing technologies. A total of 268 votes were cast. The exact question and response options and results were: In which region does Java enjoy the greatest market...
On the Artima Developer site, Andy Dent recently posted today's lead Java Today item, Why Learn New Languages? Being Outlived by C++. Andy is 46 years old, considers himself to have about 20-25 years of full-time work remaining in his career, plans to remain in software engineering, and says "I'm seriously contemplating giving up learning new languages." Would this be a good plan in the case...