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Blog Archive for editor during September 2010

Masoud Kalali is giving away three copies of his new book, GlassFish Security (published by Packt Publishing). To be among the winners, you have to successfully complete a five question quiz that's based on the content of Chapter 3 of the book, "Designing and Developing Secure Java EE Applications." Masoud says he'll "give away some copies of the book to 3 lucky winners who answered all 5...
Due primarily to JavaOne, the last java.net poll, which asked "What's your view of Java on the desktop?" ran for 11 days instead of the standard one week period. I was quite busy during JavaOne, and people were continuing to vote and post comments to the poll, so I let it stay open. The poll drew 578 votes, much more than most recent polls. And 7 interesting comments were posted. The final...
Larry Ellison presented Oracle's vision of hardware and software fusion this afternoon, talking about servers, Solaris, Linux, Java, MySQL, and much more. Ellison said Oracle's research and development budget will exceed $4 Billion, "and why stop there?" The objective is to deliver complete, integrated systems, utilizing the host of components that are now are growing under the Oracle...
Tori Wieldt interviewed Mark Reinhold (Chief Architect of the Java 7 Platform) this afternoon, in a talk that was streamed on Oracle Technology Network Live. Mark reiterated that "Plan B" is the Java 7 plan going forward -- a reduced Java 7 feature set, but an earlier Java 7 release. The features that are close to complete will be included in Java 7, which will be released mid-2011. Remaining...
If you haven't been able to catch all the Oracle Technology Network Live streamed events that you've wanted to see, you can find archives of the live streams at the Oracle Media Network page. Click on the "Newest" tab, and as you scroll to the subsequent pages you'll find keynotes; Kohsuke Kawaguchi's talk with Tori Wieldt; java.net Community Manager Sonya Barry's conversation with Java...
It seems like, overall, the reception for this year's JavaOne among attendees is quite positive and enthusiastic. I thought the new design, which separates more "corporate" type presentations from the purely developer-centric content would produce a more interesting and exciting JavaOne conference for developers. This indeed seems to be happening. As java.net editor, my problem is that there...
So, what will the Monday night Oracle Open World / JavaOne / Oracle Develop keynote tell us? Intel and Thomas Kurian will provide the answer, which I'm watching on the Oracle Technology Network Live videostream. So, I work in an Oracle/Sun data center. I guess you could say I'm biased, because we made that decision and it has turned out great for us. But, we are building a new data center, a...
Java.net Community Manager Sonya Barry interviewed JUG leader Bruno Souza and Java Tools Community leader Fabiane Nardon this afternoon. Both Bruno and Fabiane are from Brazil. I watched on the OTN Live videostream. Bruno started out, saying JUGs are going strong. He and Sonya pointed out the new java.net infrastructure improvements, and and Bruno talked about the value of java.net as a...
The Oracle Technology Network Live streamed Tori Weldt's interview with Kohsuke Kawaguchi about Hudson. Kohsuke had just given his JavaOne session Getting More Out of Your Hudson, in which he covered some of the most useful Hudson extensions. Kohsuke talked about the Join extension and Selenium support. Looking to the future, he said extended localization support is needed for Hudson, in...
A brief review of Monday morning's JavaOne keynote, which I watched on the Oracle Technology Network Live videostream. It was a two-part keynote, with Fujitsu leading off and John Fowler following. Fujitsu's presentation opened with a video production that talked about the craftsmanship and attention to detail that is an important aspect of Japan's history--basically a Fujitsu commercial that...