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Blog Archive for editor during July 2012

JavaFX has certainly come a long way in the past 18 months or so. But, will its momentum continue to the point where it eventually displaces most other platforms that are used for developing Java client/desktop applications? Our recently completed Java.net poll asked the community for its views on the future of JavaFX. A total of 660 people cast votes in the poll. The exact question and results...
Who do you believe is this past year's most outstanding JSR spec lead? What's been the most significant JSR over the past year? And who would you select as the JCP member/participant of the year? There's still time to register your views. The JCP Program Office has announced that the nomination period for this year's JCP Awards is extended until next Tuesday, July 31. Last year's winners...
Our JavaFX poll, which was temporarily closed (while the Duke's Choice Award poll was live), has resumed. The poll will remain open until this coming Friday, July 27. Specifically, the poll asks "How long will it take for JavaFX to become the most widely used development platform for Java client/desktop apps?" Thus far, more than 460 votes have been cast. If you didn't yet register your view,...
The 2012 edition of the Open Source Convention (OSCON) is under way this week in Portland, Oregon, US. This means that what used to be called OSCON/Java is now also under way. I think it's a good thing that Java and the JVM are no longer a somewhat separate "mini-conference" within OSCON, but instead they're now a "track" within the mainstream conference. The former separation of Java (and also...
The winners of the 2012 JAX Innovation Awards were announced this past week. The objective of the awards is simply stated: "Reward those technologies, companies, organisations and individuals that make outstanding contributions to Java." There are three categories of JAX award: Most Innovative Java Technology, Most Innovative Java Company, and Top Java Ambassador. In addition to a winner in each...
Our recently completed poll about the Adopt OpenJDK project suggests that the project is gaining some visibility among Java developers, but there's a large group that isn't all that familiar with the project. A total of 428 votes were cast. The exact question and results were: What's your view of the Adopt OpenJDK project? 17% (74 votes) - It's a great idea - I plan to participate 7% (29...
Our most recently completed Java.net poll did not reveal a clear consensus among developers regarding a specific Java DB improvement or new feature they consider to be most important. A total of 212 votes were cast in the poll, and three comments were posted. The exact question and results were: 20% (42 votes) - More performance monitors 3% (6 votes) - User-defined aggregates 10% (22 votes) -...