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Blog Archive for editor during October 2011

My previous post (Is Java Really Losing Popularity Among Developers?) elicited a voluminous and varied response, particularly on reddit (489 comments as I write this), and also in the comments posted on the blog itself. In this post I'll touch on a few of the comments, talk a bit more about what TIOBE plots might actually mean, and return to JavaOne 2011 (which I think has great significance as...
In his latest post, Dustin Marx points us to an article by Paul Krill which was originally posted on InfoWorld, titled Survey: Java losing popularity among developers. The article is subtitled: "If recent trends continue, C could supplant Java as the most popular programming language by next month." Being a student of numbers and graphs and statistics and mathematical modeling of all types of...
The JCP Program Office has annouced that the 2011 Executive Committee elections are under way. Thursday morning at 8:30 AM (US Pacific Daylight Time) there will be a "Meet the Candidates" conference call. Heather VanCura, from the JCP Program Office, commented: This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates, listen to their qualification statements and ask questions. In other words, this...
The results of our recent poll that overlapped JavaOne 2011 indicate that news from JavaOne 2011 related to Java 8, JavaFX, and Java EE was considered most significant by the developers who chose to vote in the poll. A total of 50 votes were cast, with the following results: The most important news from JavaOne 2011 will be / was related to: 34% (17 votes) - Java 8 4% (2 votes) - Non-Java...
It's clear that I'm not the only one who considers JavaOne 2011 to have been momentous in many ways. If you weren't there (and, of course, that means more than 99.9% of Java developers), or if you were there and missed more than you saw (was anything else possible?), you can (re-)experience some of the key technical sessions by visiting the JavaOne 2011 section on Parleys.com. During the...
The very last thing JUG-AFRICA founder Max Bonbhel did at JavaOne 2011 was to spend a few moments with me chatting about Java User Groups in Africa and the unique problems they, and African developers in general, face. Despite the obstacles, growth of the Java community in Africa is surging. Check out the video: Immediately after that last scene, Max was literally running to where he had...
The end of JavaOne 2011 is approaching. Yes, officially only 2 days of a 4 day conference have been completed -- but it feels like most of the headline news has already broken. Then also, some of us have been here since late last week (the java.net Community Leads meeting was on Saturday, Oracle ACEs had events before that, etc.). Today is my last full day at JavaOne, I'll be printing my...
Tuesday morning at JavaOne, I spoke with London Java Community leader Martijn Verburg about the LJC's decision to seek a position on the JCP's Executive Committee, the JCP.next (JSR 348) effort, the outlook for JUGs and the JCP, JavaOne, Java, ... all this in under 3 minutes! Check out the Oracle Media Network for more JavaOne 2011 videos (click on the "Newest" tab). More Java One News...
If you regularly visit java.net's Java news tab, you'll be accustomed to seeing blog posts by Dustin Marx featured there. Dustin is here at JavaOne 2011, and he's putting together an excellent collection of what this year's JavaOne is all about (in its core aspects) on his blog, Inspired by Actual Events. As I write this, Dustin has already posted 13 JavaOne 2011 entries (several of which I've...
The blur phase of JavaOne 2011 has started for me. I quickly realized this morning how brief 30 minutes between sessions is, when during that time I want to check out the best JavaOne related blog posts on java.net and elsewhere, update the java.net site, and post some blogs of my own. It's simply not possible. That said, JavaOne 2011 thus far is very interesting, very good, in my opinion. I...