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Blog Archive for editor during October 2009

Voters in this past week's poll expect GlassFish to be an important application server for a long time to come. A total of 479 votes were cast. The exact question and results were: What future do you foresee for GlassFish? 15% (74 votes) - GF will ultimately become the predominate app server 35% (167 votes) - GF will be a major player long term 14% (67 votes) - GF will hold its own 24% (116...
Yesterday we published two new java.net articles: Sweeping the File System with NIO-2, by Manish K. Maheshwari (his first java.net article), and Working with Maven in NetBeans 6.7.1, by John Ferguson Smart. We also published a new Java Mobile podcast, Java Mobile Podcast 89: David "Left" Schlesinger on Open Source. Sweeping the File System with NIO-2 Manish's article provides a comprehensive...
Masoud Kalili has been thinking recently about competition as it applies within the open source realm, versus how it applies within the corporate business realm. In his recent blog post Competition is good but to what extent and at what expense... Masoud begins by saying: It is always said that competition between different producer and companies producing similar products is good for the end...
I had planned to attend Oracle Open World 2009. Not that anyone had suggested that my duties as java.net editor might require that. I was just thinking, over the summer, that a confluence of many different strands of my past and present career seemed to point to me attending Oracle Open World this year. For example, I've worked with fairly high-end Sun servers in a data center environment...
In this week's java.net Spotlight, we're featuring Java Champion James Weaver's new contest, the JavaFXpert RIA Exemplar Challenge. The contest challenges teams consisting of a developer and a graphic designer to: Create an application in JavaFX that exemplifies the appearance and behavior of a next-generation enterprise RIA (rich internet application). The contest is a follow-on to a...
This past week's java.net poll suggests that Eclipse and NetBeans lead the way among IDEs, and are about equally popular. A total of 528 votes were cast. The exact question and results were: Which IDE do you use? 39% (207 votes) - NetBeans 41% (216 votes) - Eclipse 8% (42 votes) - Another IDE 7% (38 votes) - Multiple of the above 4% (21 votes) - I use a text editor 1% (4 votes) - Other...
These days, we're accustomed to hearing bad news on the economic front. However, GlassFish has just recorded a record-setting September in terms of downloads, registrations, and admin pings. The GlassFish downloads graph is indicative of a "breakout" for GlassFish within the application server market sphere. In ancient (i.e., when I used to trade) stock chart watcher's parlance, a "breakout"...
Some years ago, on a technology publishers mailing list, I questioned whether Google's "Don't be evil" slogan had any real meaning. I was immediately rebuked once it was discovered that I hadn't even tried out some of the Google services that were under discussion. But, among the reasons I hadn't tried all the services was that I was wary of the massive agglomeration of information of all types...
The winner of last month's JFXStudio Challenge, on the theme of time, was recently announced by Josh Marinacci. Contestants submitted a JavaFX application that consisted of 30 or fewer lines, or 3000 or fewer characters. The application had to be somehow related to time. There were eight entries. The winning entry was Mark Nankman's Pacman Clock (pictured below). All eight entries are posted...
Our spotlight this week is the Second JavaFX Survey. Danny Coward notes that the survey provides an opportunity for you "to rate the current feature set and rank the importance of new features the team's working on: tooling, more controls, performance." Terrence Barr also wrote about the survey: Today, I am asking you to participate in our 2nd JavaFX developer survey: This one is about your...