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Blog Archive for editor during October 2010

The Silicon Valley Web Java User Group has postponed tonight's event featuring James Gosling. On the JUG's announce mailing list today, Van Riper reported: "James Gosling had to cancel his appearance at the last minute. We are working with him to reschedule it hopefully at our usual meeting time next month..." The SV Web JUG has tentatively rescheduled James's talk for their next regularly-...
The future of Java is the just-ended java.net poll and our new poll. The just-ended poll was based on Markus Eisele's September 30 blog post, Java SE 7, 8, 9 - The Road Ahead. The poll ran for two weeks; 454 votes were cast, with the following results: Free Java? Closed Java? Evolving JCP? What's the Most Likely Path? 24% (108 votes) - Free Java! (Forget the JCP, just create a free public...
Oracle and IBM have announced that IBM is joining the OpenJDK project: the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment. With today’s news, the two...
I spent much of today looking at resources that are available to Java User Groups on java.net and elsewhere. It seems to me that, while the major Java-related conferences (like JavaOne and DEVOXX) are very significant, a lot of the background activity that makes these conferences significant happens within the global network of Java User Groups. JUGs are a "grass-roots" network of...
Nearly have of the people who voted in our last poll consider JavaOne to still be the most important Java-centric conference. A total of 276 votes were cast, with the following results: Is JavaOne still the most important Java-centric conference? 44% (122 votes) - Yes 15% (42 votes) - No 17% (46 votes) - Maybe 1% (4 votes) - Other 22% (62 votes) - I don't know Of the people who expressed...
The JavaOne Latin America Conference Call for Papers ends this Friday, October 8. The conference, which will take place December 7-9 at the Transamerica Expo Center in Sao Paulo Brazil, will include both JavaOne and Oracle Develop. Arun Gupta and Dalibor Topic are already expressing their excitement about a JavaOne conference in Brazil. Despite its presence on the conference banner image, I...