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Blog Archive for editor during June 2012

The first JCP Executive Committee public meeting of 2012 took place on Tuesday, June 26. The meeting was open to any Java developer who wanted to attend, via Oracle's international phone network and the JCP's Webex account. I called in. I also tried the Webex option, but couldn't fully connect (I think due to my own system, which isn't yet fully operable after a recent disk crash). Most of the...
The JCP Program Office announced that 2012's first public JCP Executive Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 26, at 8:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (15:00 UT). You can participate by dialing in to Oracle's global intercall teleconference network; or, you can attend the meeting using the JCP's Webex account. If you've never heard of this type of global open JCP EC meeting, you're...
Martijn Verburg, of the London Java Community, announced on the Java.net JUG-Leaders mailing list that the Adopt OpenJDK program is seeking Java User Groups for a new Adopt OpenJDK Bugathon pilot training program. Martijn said: "We're looking for 3 JUGs to be part of the pilot for expanding the Adopt OpenJDK bugathons (hack days) to a global audience!" If you're not familiar with Adopt...
The results of the latest completed Java.net poll indicate that, in general, developers consider the addition of Lambda Expressions (closures) to Java (which will happen in Java 8) to be a good idea. However, opinion is not universally in this direction. A total of 401 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were: Is adding Lambda Expressions (closures) to Java a good idea...
Some interesting announcements from the Java.net Java User Groups Community have been posted recently on the Java.net JUG-Leaders mailing list, related to upcoming JUG events, JUG activities, and more. In this blog, I highlight four recent announcements. Cariri Java User Group JUG Community leader John Yeary congratulated Alday Pinheiro and the Cariri Java Users Group (CaJUG) on having...
In February, I reported on the half-day Java 7 and JavaFX 2.0 Virtual Developer Day that I had attended online earlier that day. The sessions from the online mini-conference are now available for download on demand. The screenshot below is one of several I captured as I was attending Virtual Developer Day sessions. The session section of the screen showed slides, and the audio was the...