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Blog Archive for editor during December 2009

Ever since Mark Reinhold's announcement at DEVOXX that Java 7 will include closures, I've found myself thinking a lot about where we are headed with respect to desktop computers, how Java fits into that, how the cloud fits in, etc. It makes sense that the future will include many-core processors, which will be available even in budget-priced systems. What will we do with all those processor...
Today's lead Java Today item is Jeff Friesen's "Happy Holidays" post, in which he describes the code behind his JFXStudio Holiday Challenge winning JavaFX application. The application was created with JavaFX 1.2 (via NetBeans IDE 6.5.1) on top of Java SE 6u16. Here's Jeff's description of his app: Happy Holidays presents a scene where snowflakes fall into a snowbank while "Let It Snow! Let...
Part 2 of Ed Ort's latest "Deep Dive" production, Deep Dive: Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 with Arun Gupta, covers "What's New and Cool in GlassFish v3." See my post from yesterday for an overview of Part 1 of the deep dive, "What's New and Cool in Java EE 6." Part 2 begins with Ed noting that GlassFish v3 is the reference implementation for Java EE 6. Then, Arun gets into some of the...
Today's lead Java Today story is Ed Ort's latest two-part "Deep Dive" production, Deep Dive: Java EE 6 and GlassFish v3 with Arun Gupta. Arun is a Sun Technology Evangelist who is deeply involved in the GlassFish project. "Part 1. What's new and cool in Java EE 6" runs just over 19 minutes. After introducing Arun, Ed brings up the ease of use improvements in Java EE 6. Arun sums up the primary...
The latest java.net poll suggests that NetBeans users are moving quickly to the new NetBeans IDE 6.8 release. This poll was interrupted by the recent java.net outage, so the earliest votes were not counted (unless the people revisited the poll after the outage and voted again). A total of 318 votes were cast after the poll was reopened. The final pattern of voting was close to the pattern before...
We've just published Jeff Friesen's new article, Reading Newsfeeds in JavaFX with FeedRead. This article is a follow-up to Jeff's recent article Learn about JavaFX's APIs for Reading RSS and Atom Newsfeeds. The earlier article provides an introduction to JavaFX's newsfeed capabilities; the new article shows how to take those capabilities and apply them to create a snazzy little JavaFX feed reader...
At this time of year, with so many of the world's cultures celebrating holidays, winding down their daily work schedules, it's natural to think about the past year, try to gain a little more perspective on what actually happened and its import, then look forward to the coming year... As 2009 comes to a close, for me there are some events and trends that stand out, that I believe will affect...
Today's lead Java Today item is Geertjan Wielenga's recent interview with Dale Thoma, of Saab Systems Grintek (SSG), in South Africa. Dale supervises application development within the tactical communications environment. The team applies NetBeans as the foundation in their strategy for helping the South African National Defense Force to accomplish its broader objectives. Dale describes his...
In this week's java.net Spotlight, we're featuring Ed Ort's new three-part article series, Introducing the Java EE 6 Platform. Ed Ort is a Sun Developer Network staff writer; he's written extensively about database, programming, and web services technology. Part 1 of the series looks at the goals of the Java EE 6 platform. These include: More flexible technology stack Enhanced extensibility...
I first met Java Champion Adam Bien at JavaOne, where we made a podcast titled Real World Java EE Patterns: Rethinking Best Practices. With Java EE 6 having just been approved, I thought now was a good time to reconnect with Adam, and get his view on the latest news in Java. So, last week we did an interview, which I've just published. Java Champion Adam Bien As I've said before, I learned a lot...