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Blog Archive for editor during April 2011

The Brussels Java User Group will be celebrating their first anniversary at their Thursday, April 28 meeting. The discussion topic for the meeting is Java EE 6, GlassFish and OSGi. Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine will be the guest speaker for that topic: "Most of you certainly know Alexis. He is a member of the GlassFish team and has been acting as the ambassador for the project for the past couple...
The Oracle Technology Network will be presenting four free Virtual Developer Days in the next five weeks, with schedules tuned for the Americas, Europe/Russia, and Asia/Pacific. The title is "bringing JSF to the next level," with a focus on Rich Enterprise Applications. Here's Pieter Humphrey's introductory description: JSF developers won't want to miss this virtual event about Rich Enterprise...
Last week, on April 12th and 13th, JavaOne Russia was held at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. A few days (April 16-17) and about 5500 km (~3500 miles) away in the time-space continuum, the first ever Chennai Java Summit took place. Oracle's Sharat Chander has uploaded a JavaOne 2011 - Moscow, Russia web album onto Picassa. If you'd like to listen to some interviews that took...
NetBeans IDE 7.0 was released today. The Oracle announcement describes Version 7.0 as the "first integrated development environment to offer support for the forthcoming JDK 7 release" and says the "enhancements enable faster and more efficient application development." You can download NetBeans 7.0, and to help you get started, several screencasts are available. In addition to providing...
This past Friday, Ramiro Rinaudo wrote about his experience in Starting a Java User Group in Argentina. According to its Meetup-based web site, Java User Group Argentina was founded on February 9. Their first meeting was on March 17, and the next will happen next Thursday, April 28. The Meetup group currently has 120 members. So, how did JUG Argentina come to be? Here's Ramiro's description...
In a session that was much tweeted about at JAX London today, the new site try-clojure.org was introduced. The session, titled Getting started with Clojure, and presented by John Stevenson (@JR0cket on Twitter), aimed to introduce: the essential things you need to get going with Clojure; why use Clojure; the essential Language concepts; calling Java from Clojure; Clojure frameworks; IDE...
As Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine noted on Saturday, April is Java month around the world -- that's definitely the case this year, anyway. Alexis points out seven pretty major events happening this week (including JAX London, JavaOne Russia, and CONFESS 2011), and more to come next week. Today, JAX London's Pre-Conference Day is under way. It features tutorials and also Agile Day. If you look at...
NetBeans IDE 7.0 is much in the news right now. Release Candidate 1 has been available for some days now. For example, our latest java.net poll, designed in response to that news, asks "When do you plan to start using NetBeans 7.0?". Voting ends on Monday. Also of note, DZone has released an updated edition of its NetBeans RefCard, NetBeans Platform 7.0: A Framework for Building Pluggable...
The 200th NetBeans Screenshot Contest is a competition celebrating the diversity of applications that have been developed on the NetBeans platform. Currently there are 198 screenshots in the NetBeans Platform Showcase. Looking ahead to the 200th screenshot, last month Geertjan Wielenga organized a contest. The contest was originally scheduled to run through March 31, but Geertjan has just...