The results of this past week's poll indicate that people who regularly visit the java.net home page spend most of their time on java.net reading content (blogs and articles). The actual poll question and results were:
Which aspect of java.net occupies the most of your time?
18% (31 votes) - Projects
2% (4 votes) - Communities
5% (9 votes) - Forums
69% (117 votes) - Content (blogs and...
One of the things that make software engineering a challenging endeavor is the fact that many problems seem to have an almost innate ability to hide themselves from the view of any number of developers. "Why doesn't this work?" or "Why is this so slow?" are questions that have been asked as I have stared at code that I'm working on, or stared at code that another developer has asked me to look...
Josh Marinacci has announced a new JFXStudio Challenge: Small is the New Big. JavaFX developers will have from September 8 through September 30 to develop an interesting application in 30 or fewer lines of code (3000 characters maximum), all contained in a single JavaFX file.
Josh announced the contest on August 31, to give people time to "play around with different ways of building compact...
Shai Almog posted "Great Looking Flickr Viewer Demo": "A J2ME Developer just wrote to me with this really great looking demo of using LWUIT to communicate with flickr. The demo shows off lots of the ways in which LWUIT can be easily customized, backgrounds, transitions, theme and menu are all very easy to customize..."
At the Aquarium, P G Binod has posted "GlassFish Plugin For Eclipse: Improved SIP Support": "There are multiple IDE options for developing sip servlet applications in sailfin. Netbeans plugin is available for SIP Servlet development and for full fledged IMS service creation environment, Ericsson SDS can be used..."
Joe Darcy posted Project Coin: The Final Five (Or So) late last week. Joe also posted the content of this blog on the coin-dev mailing list, which Remi Forax references in his insightful post The seven small languages changes that will be in JDK7.
Here are the changes accepted for inclusion in JDK 7:
Strings in switch
Automatic Resource Management
Improved Type Inference for Generic Instance...