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Blog Archive for editor during March 2010

The last week of winter in the northern hemisphere features three significant Java-related conferences: the Scandinavian Developer Conference (SDC) takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Goteborg, Sweden; the Java Posse Roundup runs all week, in Crested Butte, Colorado; and TheServerSide Java Symposium (TSSJS), in Las Vegas, Nevada, starts today and runs through Friday. James Gosling is be...
Sometimes there's just too much interesting news for me to be able to select just one story to write about. Too many items seem worthy of at least some attention, worthy of pointing out, before they slip away beneath the next day's headlines. Monday was that kind of day. In addition to the stories we're featuring in Tuesday's Java Today, there was a lot of other stuff that attracted my attention...
From the JavaOne team: Folks, Just in case daylight savings time got the best of you this weekend, we have extended the JavaOne Call for Papers by 48 hours. If you have not yet submitted a topic or have additional ideas, you have until 11:59pm Pacific Time on Tuesday, March 16th to get your abstracts in. Keep the submissions coming—this is looking to be the best JavaOne ever! Click here to...
This week's java.net Spotlight is on the GlassFish Jersey project. Jersey 1.1.5.1 was released last week, as reported by Paul Sandoz: We have just released version 1.1.5.1 of Jersey, the open source, production quality, reference implementation of JAX-RS. The JAX-RS 1.1 specification is available at the JCP web site and also available in non-normative HTML here. The key features in the new...
Two years ago, a java.net poll asked Have you tried Scala? At that time, 38% of respondants had no idea what Scala was. This past week's java.net poll suggests that recognition of Scala has grown considerably in the past two years. A total of 416 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were: What's your view of Scala's future? 17% (72 votes) - Scala will become a widely...
Prognostication is always fun, whether you're thinking up your own predictions, or reading someone else's. As apparently a great many people have noted, "prediction is very difficult, especially about the future." (Was that Yogi Berra? Niels Bohr? Einstein? Mark Twain? Is it an ancient Chinese proverb?) This reality does not faze Bruce Eckel, who just posted Programming in the Mid-Future. What's...
James Gosling sent out a reminder asking people to Submit your JavaOne abstracts! Yes, JavaOne is indeed happening, and if you want to participate via presenting a session, you only have until Sunday night (US Pacific time) to submit your proposal. In James's words: [In] case you hadn't noticed :-) despite the recent transition, JavaOne is indeed happening. The call for papers went out...
In his latest post at Pushing Pixels, Kirill Grouchnikov talks about what's New in Trident 1.2. The Trident animation library has as its objective providing "a powerful and extensible animation library for Java applications." The library is available under the BSD license. Java 6+ is required for using the library, both at compile time and at runtime. Here is Kirill's introduction to Trident 1...
By now, probably many people in the java.net community are aware that we have -- completely unexpectedly, and out of the blue -- lost one of the most enthusiastic, bright, and kind members of the java.net community: Felipe Gaúcho. Clearly, there are many people in our community who knew Felipe better than I did; and clearly there are many who never had any personal contact with him, but...
While a diverse range of views was expressed in comments posted to this past week's java.net poll, almost half of the voters considered five years to be the best duration for maintaining backward compatibility. This poll was submitted by java.net community member cowwoc (Gili Tzabari), and it was indeed a very successful poll: 562 votes were cast, and people took the time to post 11 comments....