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Blog Archive for editor during November 2010

This past week's java.net poll suggests that there is little agreement on the current pace of Java 7 / Java 8 development. At least, that's the case among the 239 people who chose to cast a vote. The exact poll question and results were: What do you think about the current pace of Java 7 / Java 8 development? 16% (38 votes) - The pace is accelerating, and that's great 30% (71 votes) - A lot...
Earlier this week, some people who don't happen to live in the United States were tweeting reminders that for them this isn't a holiday weekend, that they'll be working just like normal on Thursday and Friday. And work they did, creating more newsworthy items than I can fit in today's Java Today section. For those who don't know what the U.S. holiday this weekend is, it's Thanksgiving. The...
Josh Marinacci has announced that Ruby Red is Here! Ruby Red is the first full release of Leonardo Sketch, an innovative open source drawing program written entirely in Java. The Leonardo home page describes Leonardo as: an open source drawing program for the 21st century. It focuses on common tasks like mockups, sketches, and presentations with a clean and consistent user interface. Leo is...
A majority of people who voted in last week's java.net poll consider the Oracle and Apple Announcement regarding an OpenJDK Project for Mac OS X to be "great news" both for Java and for the OpenJDK. A total of 284 votes were cast, with the following results: What's your view of the OpenJDK for Mac OS announcement? 56% (159 votes) - It's great news for Java and for the OpenJDK 22% (63 votes...
Last year, I was Following the Tweets from DEVOXX, and finding that a difficult way to follow a conference you're not attending in person. But there was no choice, since so few people were writing blogs about the conference. It was as though Twitter had taken over the role formerly occupied by blogging in covering conferences. This troubled me immensely! At the time I wrote: So, today, we...
A high-level schedule for JDK 7 development has just been announced. The schedule calls for a release candidate build in May 2011, and general availability of JDK 7 at the end of July 2011. Here are the announced dates: 2010/12/16 Feature Complete 2011/04/12 Rampdown start: P1-P3 bugs only 2011/04/28 API/interface changes: Showstoppers only 2011/05/11 All targeted bugs addressed; First...
Last week's java.net poll produced a clear result: the majority of people who took part in the poll do not believe the JCP is an independent standards organization. A total of 78 votes were cast. I'm guessing the reduced number may have been related to the ongoing changes to the java.net site, but I'm not sure. Anyway, the verdict was clear. Here are the exact question and results: Is the JCP an...
The latest GlassFish Podcast (an interview with the Play Framework's Nicolas Leroux) has just been published. As I checked this out this interesting podcast, I also noticed the three preceding GlassFish Podcasts that I'd missed: a two-part interview with my friend and Java Champion Adam Bien, and an interview with GlassFish Security author Masoud Kalali. It may seem strange that I hadn't...
The JCP has pretty much never not been a topic of considerable discussion among Java developers. I mean, even if we don't think about the Java Community Process every day, almost all of us have interest in particular JSRs. And so, throughout its history, a lot has been said and written about the JCP -- and not only at election time. With the acquisition of Sun by Oracle, the JCP has come into...