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Blog Archive for editor during January 2012

I was surprised to read the JCP Program Office's recent announcement that AT&T, Samsung, and SK Telecom have all lost their Executive Committee (EC) voting rights. The reason? Well, the JCP EC meeting held earlier this month was the second held under the new JCP 2.8 EC Standing Rules. Under those rules, if an Executive Committee member misses two consecutive meetings, they lose their voting...
Yesterday, Jonathan Giles announced that the JavaFX 2.1 Developer Preview, build 09, is available for Windows, Mac and Linux! Jonathan says, "From here on out we'll be putting out developer preview builds for all three platforms." That this is news that a lot of people have been long awaiting is shown by the immediate response (seven comments) to Jonathan's brief (three sentences) announcement...
The latest Java.net poll suggests that NetBeans users have been quick in their adoption of the NetBeans IDE 7.1 Release. A total of 802 votes were cast in the poll, with the following results: How soon do you plan to start using the just-released NetBeans 7.1? 50% (405 votes) - I'm already using it 8% (65 votes) - Within the next month 6% (45 votes) - I'll upgrade eventually 2% (19 votes) -...
We've just published Michael Bar-Sinai's new article "PanelMatic 101". The article introduces PanelMatic, an open source project that provides Swing developers with methods to easily construct common user interface panels. Michael introduces PanelMatic by expressing the problem it was developed to solve: Every Swing developer knows this feeling: you've got the design of a UI panel. It's the '...
Lots of people wanted to express their expectations for 2012 in the most recent java.net poll. A total of 856 votes were cast in the poll, and one comment was posted. Here is the exact question, and the results: The most important Java/JVM news/event/happening in 2012 will be related to: 12% (106 votes) - The Cloud 17% (142 votes) - Java EE 18% (152 votes) - Java SE / OpenJDK 10% (89 votes...
The NetBeans team announces that NetBeans Version 7.1 has been released: NetBeans IDE 7.1 introduces support for JavaFX 2.0 by enabling the full compile/debug/profile development cycle for JavaFX 2.0 applications. The release also provides significant Swing GUI Builder enhancements, CSS3 support, tools for visual debugging of Swing and JavaFX user interfaces and support for Oracle WebLogic...
The new year is always an excellent time to sit back and review the previous year. Even more fun is to then try to forecast what the coming year will bring. Undoubtedly, more Java/JVM 2012 forecasts remain to be published (including the final results of our java.net New Year's poll, which ends this Friday) -- but, enough 2012 forecasts have already been published for us to get a feel for what...