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Blog Archive for editor during August 2010

Last week, I announced my plan to start taking virtual trips to "GlassFish Outposts" -- regions of the world that are fairly isolated, remote from where most of us live. Thanks to the internet, however, these places are just as connected as any of us. And, as the GlassFish Usage Map shows us, there are plenty of developers in these places. Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada Today I'm...
According to this past week's java.net poll, developers expect to hear details of the strategy and direction plans for a broad spectrum of Java technologies at the "Java Strategy and Directions" JavaOne keynote. The keynote, at 5:45 PM Pacific Time on Monday, September 20, will feature Thomas Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Development, at Oracle. Here's the keynote description:...
Two news items attest to the traction Hudson is gaining in the automated build market. Our latest java.net Spotlight is the Hudson Labs announcement CloudBees announce Hudson-as-a-Service. What's CloudBees? Here's the vision statement from their Welcome to CloudBees blog post: At CloudBees we think that the cloud is the new platform, where applications will shift to over time. Yet, for this to...
While looking at the latest GlassFish map Monday night, I started wondering about some of the dots that appear in fairly remote locations on the globe. (My apologies to those who live in these locations -- of course, they're not "remote" to you!) In fact, I see quite a lot of dots in places I've long wanted to visit, like the Arctic, islands in the Pacific Ocean, the Carribean Islands, Africa,...
What do you think of the java.net site? java.net's Sonya Barry asks that question in her latest Community Manager blog post, Tell me what you think, which I'm currently featuring as a java.net Spotlight. From Sonya's post: For several years now I've been involved in on-again, off-again plans to do a major upgrade to the site. This time it's really happening. People are working on building out...
The topic for this week's new poll is the "JavaOne Strategy and Directions" Keynote, which will feature Larry Ellison and Thomas Kurian. Our poll asks: Which area will receive the most attention in the JavaOne "Java Strategy and Directions" keynote? The poll will be open for the next week. Last week's poll result The poll that just closed asked Will you be attending JavaOne 2010?. A total of...
The news on java.net this past week covered a broad swath. Surprisingly, there wasn't much news related to JavaOne, even though that's now less than a month away. Perhaps everyone who will be presenting at JavaOne is hard at work on their presentations. Then, too, many people (including several people who blog on java.net) found their attention drawn to the new Oracle lawsuit. If you didn't get...
A majority of voters in this past week's java.net poll consider technical sessions the most valuable type of technical conference session. A total of 111 people voted in the poll, which asked What type of technical conference sessions are most valuable? Here are the full results: 5% (5 votes) - Keynote addresses 3% (3 votes) - Panel sessions 59% (65 votes) - Technical sessions 10% (11 votes...
Java tools and IDEs were the leading news topic on java.net this past week, with conferences close behind. If you didn't get a chance to visit java.net on a daily basis in the past week, read on, and you'll find all of the week's Java Today news items, a selection of java.net blog posts, and the week's java.net spotlights and polls. This week's index: Conferences, JUG Meetings, Seminars (6...
This week's new java.net poll asks What type of technical conference sessions are most valuable? Voting will be open for the next week. Last week's poll was intended to assist java.net with future planning. The poll asked "Which of the following describes your java.net user account(s) and account-related email addresses?" A total of 281 votes were cast - thanks for voting! The final...