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Blog Archive for editor during January 2010

Voting in this past week's java.net poll did not reveal a strong consensus that one particular aspect of the Java EE 6 enhancements stands out in significance compared with other Java EE 6 enhancements. Exactly 300 votes were cast in the poll. Here are the results: Which Java EE 6 enhancement is most significant? 7% (22 votes) - Profiles 5% (16 votes) - Pruning 28% (84 votes) - Contexts and...
Kirill Grouchnikov talks about the origins of his series of animations posts and looks ahead in his latest post Animations - footnotes. First, how did the series come about? The animation series that was published on this blog last week has been largely the product of reworking the animation layer in Substance look-and-feel and replacing it with the Trident animation library. So, when some...
The JCP Program Office wishes us a Happy New Year, and has posted the JCP 2010 Event Calendar. The December JCP Newsletter is also available, if you haven't taken a look at that yet. I see that the newsletter mentions my recent interview with Adam Bien -- another thing to check out, if you haven't yet done so. The Program Office's happy new year message begins with a brief wrap-up of 2009:...
Kirill Grouchnikov completed a week-long six-part series of posts on animation with Animations - the big picture. The earlier posts were: Animations 101 – from point A to point B: Movement is all around us in the physical world. We take it for granted since we see it from the... Animations 102 – changing direction: The examples in the previous entry talked about moving from point A...
Fkieviet points out the new whitepaper on GlassFish ESB High Availability and Clustering: Mike Somekh, Mark Foster, Rastislav Kanocz have published an in-depth 42 page whitepaper on High Availability with GlassFish ESB. This whitepaper goes beyond just describing how to implement an ESB in a development environment: it covers how to move the ESB into mission-critical, high volume production and...
The latest java.net poll shows that expectations for the technology / software engineering economy in 2010 vary greatly. However, a majority expect the outlook to be improved as 2010 proceeds. A total of 266 votes were cast in the non-scientific survey. The exact question and results were: What's your outlook for the technology / software engineering economy in 2010? 22% (58 votes) - 2009...
Earlier this week we published John Ferguson Smart's new article, Maven Repository Managers for the Enterprise. In this article, John outlines the need for a repository manager in the enterprise environment, then describes how the most established Maven repository managers perform the required functions. John starts out with an analogy: If you use Maven, or even if you just use Maven...
John O'Conner has published five Geeky predictions for 2010, and his provocative forecasts are eliciting quite a response! It's not all good news (if the predictions come true). I'll also venture to say that, in my opinion, in many of the forecasts John is intentionally going out on a limb: predicting something that certainly could happen, but which many people probably consider unlikely. I think...
You'd think it would be easy to go from point A to point B. And in a virtual world, it is -- especially if you don't care about having your animations look realistic. In our lead Java Today story, Animations 101 - from point A to point B, Kirill Grouchnikov takes out pencil and notebook to demonstrate the mathematical complexity that lies behind getting from here to there in the real world....
In this week's java.net Spotlight, Geertjan Wielenga has some predictions for NetBeans in 2010, in 2010: The Year of Documented Reference Material for the NetBeans Platform. Geertjan's post is a follow-on to his late-2008 prediction that 2009 would be The Year of Documented Business Scenarios for the NetBeans Platform. Looking back on 2009, Geertjan indeed finds many examples of major...