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Blog Archive for editor during December 2011

Java.net is ending 2011 and starting 2012 with polls that give developers an opportunity to express what Java/JVM related events, news, or happenings they consider to have been the most important in 2011, and what they predict will be most important in 2012. The first poll (about 2011) closed this past Friday, with 520 votes being cast. The exact question and results were: The most important...
"The multicore challenge" is the challenge to developers of software products to write code that effectively utilizes modern multi-core / multi-processor computers. Two years ago, I wondered if the multicore challenge was still relevant. In part, I was thinking about how applications were moving from the desktop into the cloud. So, if the apps people are running are running in a browser, does it...
Circa 400 A.D. or so, it was hard to believe that such a font of creativity and innovation could have fallen into such a state -- a never-predicted situation where innovation was nearly smothered. Once predominant, it was now under attack from all around, its store of wealth largely dissipated. Indeed, its very survival was questionable. The resulting loss to Western Civilization was immense...
I wasn't pleased (though I also wasn't surprised) to see that quite a lot of people think the reason Java desktop development receives so little publicity today is because sites like Java.net ignore the desktop. Well, maybe other sites do that, but I'm pretty sure that I pay close attention to desktop development. I'd have chosen a different option had I voted in the poll! A total of 481 votes...
Java User Groups Community leader John Yeary noted that the Algeria Java User Group recently held its first meeting. The meeting was held in conjunction with Software Freedom Day, an international celebration of free and open source software. Algeria JUG members posted pictures from the event on Facebook. The Algeria JUG describes itself and its objectives as follows: Algeria JUG is the...
When I first heard that Oracle planned to start having JavaOnes on continents other than North America, I thought that was an excellent idea. This coming Tuesday through Thursday, the second JavaOne Latin America will take place in São Paulo, Brazil. The "Quick Links" box on the JavaOne Latin America site interestingly has Java Users Group as the second item. Clicking that brings you to a page...