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Blog Archive for editor during January 2010

This past week's java.net poll indicates that two of the biggest java.net projects, OpenJDK and GlassFish, are considered most important among all java.net projects, as we head into the future. A total of 416 votes were cast. The exact question and results were: What's the most important java.net project going forward? 29% (119 votes) - GlassFish 8% (34 votes) - Hudson 0% (2 votes) - OpenDS...
Yesterday, I watched the Oracle + Sun Strategy Update Webcast. It was certainly a surprising event -- surprisingly positive for the future of Sun and Java/JVM technologies, in my view. The promises Larry Ellison made at last year's JavaOne have been effectively redoubled in a way I myself could not have expected. The plan and expectation really is that Sun will quickly become a very profitable...
Late last night, after I posted new content on the java.net home page, I was wandering the corridors of the java.net projects space. On the one hand, I was looking for tools that I might be able to bring into an experimental project I've been considering, a kind of reinvention of the financial mathematical modeling that has occupied varying amounts of my spare time since 1986. I'd build the...
Today I had some trouble selecting just one topic to blog about, so I'm giving in and highlighting two items on today's java.net home page: Joe Darcy's What is the launcher? and Ramesh Parthasarathy's REST'ing @ SailFin CAFE. Lately, I'm finding interesting documentation of how things work "under the hood" -- for example, Adam Bien's description of the address space utilized by JavaFX, in his...
Adam Bien is well-known for his Java EE expertise -- but, that doesn't mean he refrains from exploring technologies that are emerging in other tiers within the Java world. This is proven by his just-published interview with SDN technology writer Janice Heiss, "Java Champion Adam Bien on JavaFX". We're featuring the interview as this week's java.net Spotlight. Janice starts the interview by...
This past week's java.net poll, which was somewhat playfully suggested to me by Java Champion Adam Bien via Twitter last week, had the result that I expected: NetBeans is developers' favorite Oracle/Sun supported IDE, with JDeveloper trailing by a long margin. In case you don't know, Adam Bien really likes NetBeans. In September he wrote a post, Why Oracle Should Continue to Push NetBeans, that...
The java.net Java Tools Community has announced Issue 209 of the Java Tools Newsletter, the first issue in 2010: A new edition of the newsletter is available, with news, new projects and tips! If you want to receive the newsletter by email, please subscribe the announcements mailing list - or read the current issue here. This edition leads with news about two conferences that will be...
In a recent article on JavaLobby, scalemania asks When Will Java Web Start be Production Quality? The article starts out with a folksy portrayal of what Java Web Start (JWS) offers: Java Web Start (JWS) has always had great potential. With this deployment platform I can reach users such as mom-and-pops who would otherwise have to call their son (me) when they need to download and install...
I came across an interesting demonstration and analysis of the Java "code too large" error in a post by Dustin Marx, Reproducing "code too large" Problem in Java. In the post, Dustin describes his effort to intentionally produce the "code too large" error. Why would someone do this? In this case, it is because I always understand things better when I tinker with them rather than just reading...
In this week's java.net Spotlight, we're highlighting Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine's recent post, Testing with the GlassFish Maven plugin and JavaDB Embedded. Alexis begins by referring back to some of his earlier posts, and showing how they're related to his current discussion: Having GlassFish v3 usable in embedded mode made it easy to create a maven plugin with multiple goals (see this previous...