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Blog Archive for editor during February 2011

This Thursday, March 3, the Oracle Technology Network will be hosting an OTN Developer Day titled You are the future of Java in Boston, Massachusetts (US). The all-day event includes a keynote address ("Java, the Language of the Future") and four separate tracks (Server, Desktop, Java SE Platform, and Embedded). Each track includes five one-hour sessions and/or hands-on labs. Here's a...
In my last post, I briefly introduced Rickard Öberg. In this post, I look at some of Jonas Bonér's accomplishments and interests, completing my profile series on our two new Java Champions. Like Rickard Öberg, Jonas Bonér hails from Sweden. So, it was appropriate that Rickard and Jonas were announced as being the two newest Java Champions at this week's Jfokus conference in Stockholm. In the...
As I was following Jfocus 2011 on Twitter, I was surprised to see that two new Java Champions were recognized at the conference. But when I realized that the new champions, Rickard Öberg and Jonas Bonér, both hail from Sweden, it made much more sense that the announcements happened at Jfokus. In today's post, I look at some of Rickard's accomplishments, and his goals for the future....
I came across the Morocco Java User Group when their Facebook page showed up in a Google Alerts search I have set up. The Group was founded by Badr Elhouari, Faissal Boutaounte, and Ayoub El Abbassi. The JUG describes itself as follows: The Morocco Java User Group MoroccoJUG aims to provide a platform for all Java enthusiasts to network, exchange ideas, share knowledge and help each other in...
Today I was browsing news related to Java User Groups -- something I like to do in part as a means of assessing the directions where the interest of the Java community is trending, at the developer level (rather than at the big public announcement level). I'm sure there will be more than six JUG meetings in the next week, but the meetings listed below are the ones my news and blog search...
A plurality of voters in last week's java.net poll believe that increased involvement by Java User Groups will improve the JCP -- but, a closer look at the numbers suggests a fairly tepid degree of confidence that more JUG involvement can make a difference. The poll was stimulated by the recent news that SouJava, the Brazilian JUG based in São Paulo, has been nominated for the JCP Executive...
This week's new java.net poll was inspired by John Yeary's recent blog post "Dynamic Languages on the JVM... Growth or Demise". John begins his post by saying: Like most of you I saw the TIOBE Index this week. Java still holds the top slot, but the press is grinding out our slow inevitable demise. I looked at the TIOBE report myself a couple weeks ago, and noted with interest the trends...
In the Northern Hemisphere's mid and northerly latitudes, for some of us it's been a record-setting winter (most snow ever recorded in a single month, where I live, in Connecticut, US). So, what would you say if you were invited to take a nice cruise across the icy Baltic Sea, at night, a couple weeks from now? It turns out that if you live in Finland, and you're planning to attend Jfokus 2011...
A plurality of developers who voted in last week's java.net poll consider Java on the desktop to be the area that most desperately needs attention in 2011. A total of 611 votes were cast, and the poll inspired a discussion that included 11 posted comments. The exact poll question and results were: Which area of Java/JVM technology most desperately needs serious attention in 2011? 7% (44...