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Blog Archive for editor during October 2009

The voting in this past week's poll suggests that the decision by JetBrains to offer a free and open source IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition was a good one. A total of 332 votes were cast, with the following resuts: Do you plan to use the new IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition? 5% (16 votes) - I use IntelliJ IDEA, but now I'll switch to the Community Edition 6% (20 votes) - I'll switch to...
The current JCP Executive Committee Election ends at midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT-8) on Monday, November 2. JCP members can vote by visiting the eballot site. The current election includes the Standard/Enterprise (SE/EE) Executive Committee and the Micro Edition (ME) Executive Committee. In each case, both ratified and elected seats are on the ballot. I myself am not among the...
As I write this, I'm following the end of TheServerSide Java Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic. The Java Tools Community is there, tweeting away, and I'm also following the twitter #TSSJS search feed. The conference is winding down, with several people on the search feed announcing that they have to skip the last session in order to catch the last flights out for the day. I myself have never...
Back in April, I reported on the National Health Information Network's (NHIN) application of OpenESB as a component of its new software infrastructure. In his Aquarium post yesterday, peligri provided an update on the progress that's being made. Sun's Bill Vass posted Sun's Open Source Curing Health Care Woes the day after Barack Obama was inaugurated, noting: The key to any eHealth reform...
The Netbeans team has announced that NetBeans 6.8 Beta is now available for download. Highlights of the release include: support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in web applications, RESTful web services, and GlassFish v3. The IDE's integration with Project Kenai, a collaborative environment for hosting open-source projects, now offers full support for...
The results of this past weeks poll reflect the uncertainty of the Java community regarding the impact of Oracle's acquisition of Sun. The poll drew a total of 394 votes. The exact question and results were as follows: Is Oracle good for Java? 21% (81 votes) - Yes, Oracle recognizes Java's importance 22% (88 votes) - Probably, but it will require adaptation by Oracle 32% (126 votes) - I have...
John Ferguson Smart's new java.net article and his latest blog post both investigate aspects of the upcoming Version 3 of Apache Maven. Maven, in case you're not familiar with it, is a "software project management and comprehension tool." At the core of Maven's application to a specific software project is the project object model (POM). The POM file provides information on the basic structure...
At Oracle OpenWorld, in a conversation regarding Oracle's acquisition of Sun, it was stated that "Java speaks for itself." This statement has drawn the scrutiny of quite a number of people (along with the question that was displayed during another of the keynotes, "Is Oracle good for Java?"). This week's java.net poll lets you voice your view on Is Oracle good for Java?. The statement "Java...
The java.net Java Tools Community has just published the 204th edition of the JavaTools Community Newsletter. Among the lead stories in this issue is the upcoming ServerSide Symposium 2009 in Prague: JavaTools will be at TheServerSide Symposion this year in order to bring you the latest news. TheServerSide Java Symposium is a 2 day conference with 4 tracks on Frameworks, Architectures,...
This week's java.net Spotlight is an "Interview: André van Kouwen and the GMVC Project". A few weeks ago, I featured the GMVC project in a Java Today entry. Subsequently, I had some conversations with the project's founder, André van Kouwen, and we decided to do an interview, to get the word out on what André is working on. First of all, GMVC stands for Generic MVC, with the MVC being the...