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Blog Archive for editor during July 2011

A few days ago, I received my email announcing that the premiere edition of Java Magazine is now available. The magazine is published bi-monthly in digital and mobile formats, and subscriptions are free. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from Java Magazine. I contributed some of the community-related content in the "Java Nation" section, but I didn't have any inside information on what the...
We've just published a new article by Nadine McKenzie titled Streamline JSF Development with These 3 Facelets Must-Knows. Facelets is a java.net project that resides within the GlassFish realm. Nadine must have a cat or two, and she also clearly enjoys word-play, because she begins her article with: Facelets offers a powerful way to organize and streamline JSF development. When a cat is...
Leading up to the Java 7 launch (end of this month), java.net has been running Java 7 related polls. The first poll, which ended this past Friday, asked What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future? The poll drew 84 votes and 6 comments. Here are the results: What impact will Java 7 ultimately have on Java's future? 7% (6 votes) - It makes Java the clear first choice among...
The first OSCON Java takes place next week, Monday through Wednesday. Browsing the full schedule indicates to me that the conference has every likelihood of becoming an enduring part of OSCON -- provided enough people have signed up to attend. I hope the attendance is great (the program deserves that); unfortunately I won't be there myself to cover it in person this time. The program itself is...
After writing about the Egyptian JUG's Java 7 Celebration (which took place as large but peaceful protests were happening across Egypt), I invited JUG leaders to point us to photos of their Java 7 Launch events. So far, the response has been great! Below are selected pictures from Java 7 events in South America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. PBJUG, João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil I'll start out with...
On the OpenJDK's Discuss mailing list this past Thursday, SAP's Volker Simonis posted a message titled "SAP Joins the OpenJDK." Going into the details of what has actually happened, Volker explained: I'm really happy that as of today, SAP has signed the Oracle Contributor Agreement (OCA). This means that with immediate effect the SAP JVM developers can officially join the discussions...
On a day when hundreds of thousands of protesters and activists filled Tahrir Square and other city squares across Egypt, the Egyptian Java User Group held its Java 7 launch event. From 11:00 AM through 5 PM on Saturday, July 9, approximately 600 developers and students participated in sessions and celebrations centered on Java 7, at American University of Cairo. Oracle technology...
Java User Group Community Leader John Yeary recently announced the graduations of two Java User Groups from the java.net project incubator: JUG Cergy (France) and Sibiu JUG (Romania). Cergy, France is a suburb about 28 km to the northwest of Paris. In his announcement, John specifically congratulated Kaesar Alnijres "for successfully completing the requirements for graduation from the...
While Thursday's Java 7 Celebration Webcast, broadcast from Oracle's offices in Redwood Shores, California, was the signature Java 7 event that took place on 7/7/11, Java was also receiving significant attention at another location not too far up the California coast. On that day, the O'Reilly Radar site featured three new Java-related posts by Ed Dumbill: Seven Java projects that changed the...
Java User Groups around the world are preparing to celebrate the Java 7 launch this week and in the coming weeks as well. Oracle is sponsoring a global event on Thursday, July 7, a 4.5 hour mini-conference that will be broadcast live on the Web: Introducing Java 7 Webcast: Moving Java Forward. But the live celebration won't only be happening in Oracle's offices. A great many Java User...