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Blog Archive for editor during February 2010

I suppose that title doesn't say a whole lot, but it was the best thing I could think of as a brief phrase for describing the results of this past week's java.net poll, without saying something totally misleading. Take a look at the breakdown of the 312 votes that were cast, and you'll probably understand what I mean: Does your company use an enterprise repository manager for development? 41...
Our lead Java Today story is JAX-RS with Jersey: An Introduction, by Dustin Marx. I found this intersting, because a few weeks ago I spent some time studing Jersey, as I thought about resurrecting an old project of mine, and redeploying it using GlassFish, Jersey, and other current Java technologies. Dustin begins his introduction with: The JAX-RS (JSR 311: The Java API for RESTful Web...
Somehow, in my meanderings yesterday, I came upon Darryl K. Taft's presentation on eWeek, titled Application Development: 15 Ways Oracle Can Make Java Better (and Improve Its Stance with Developers). The first slide from this presentation that came up on my browser was the last, Slide 16, which is titled "Really Treat Java as 'One of the Crown Jewels'." When I went back and reviewed the entire...
The Hudson team has launched Continuous Blog, the official Hudson weblog. R. Tyler Ballance introduced the blog in his Welcome to Continuous Blog! inaugural message: Hello and welcome to "Continuous Blog", the official Hudson weblog! If you don't mind me saying so, I think its arrival is long overdue. Since Hudson started in November of 2006, there hasn't been a central "voice" for the project...
Our java.net spotlight this week is the announcement by Oracle's Ted Farrell about the future of Kenai.com and its infrastructure. Prior to Ted's announcement, all that was known publicly was that Kenai was going to be closed down. It turns out that, while that's true with respect to the domain name, it's not true that the Kenai infrastructure and project contents will be eliminated. Here's...
This week's new java.net poll asks Does your company use an enterprise repository manager for development? A month ago we published John Ferguson Smart's article, Maven Repository Managers for the Enterprise. The larger the developer team, and the more diverse the products the team produces, the greater the benefits of using a repository manager become. As John says: A correctly-configured...
Louis Botterill attended the European RoadShow 2010 event in London this past Tuesday, and posted a very detailed set of notes titled GlassFish v3 and Java EE 6 Sun-Oracle roadshow - key notes. Thanks to Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine for pointing this out on Twitter yesterday. Louis starts with a list of "key takeaways": GlassFish v3 continues to be developed and supported, as the Java EE 5...
Our lead Java Today items both yesterday and today were Terrence Barr's Oracle+Sun: Java News Round-Up series. If you watched last week's "Oracle + Sun Product Strategy Webcast" (now available as a series of webcasts that are partitioned by topic), you may have felt like so much was said that it was difficult to step back and recall the most important statements related to your own interests. As...
Now that the Oracle acquisition of Sun Microsystems is complete, java.net is seeking new growth for our community: bloggers and article authors, along with people who want to participate in our java.net communities and projects. The uncertainty that has existed for virtually the entirety of my tenure as java.net editor has now reached an initial resolution. By "initial" I mean that the...
The JCP site has published a new article, Agility: Definitions, Principles, and Practices for Today, written by Susan Mitchell. The article focuses on the agile methods that are being employeed by three JCP Spec Leads: Ronald Toegl - JSR 321, Trusted Computing API for Java Ed Burns - JSR 314, Java Server Faces 2.0 Emmanuel Bernard - JSR 303, Bean Validation At first glance, it might seem...