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Blog Archive for editor during April 2013

Based on the results of the last-completed Java.net poll, this year's JavaOne in San Francisco, CA is going to be a huge success. Of course, Java.net polls aren't scientific, but it's still surprising when developers overwhelmingly select a single option in a poll. A total of 2146 votes were cast in the poll, making this one of the more popular polls in recent months. The exact question and...
Ahmed Ali leads the very active Egyptian Java User Group (EGJUG). EGJUG recently organized Java Developers Conference 2013, the largest Java conference in the Middle East. The conference was, once again, a huge success. In this second Java.net "Lightning Interview" I asked Ahmed the same questions I asked London Java Community (LJC) co-leader Martijn Verburg (@karianna) in the first Lightning...
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, developers overwhelmingly considered the HTML 5 related enhancements in Java EE 7 to be the most important. The poll highlighted five of the many areas of enhancement that will be included in Java EE 7, and provided a "Something else" option as well. The 1631 votes that were cast represent one of the highest totals for recent Java.net polls. The...
This is the first of what I hope will become a series of interviews with members of the Java community. By calling them "lightning interviews," I mean that they'll be brief and to the point, "short takes" focused on a specific topic that's relevant to the broader Java/JVM community -- the interview equivalent of Lightning Talks. I'm hoping that by making the interviews brief (three questions...
Last week, JFrog's online software binaries repository Bintray was made available to the public. What's Bintray? JFrog's announcement calls it "the first social platform for developers to publish, download, store, promote, and share software libraries (binaries) across a unified community." One way of looking at Bintray is that it's a "GitHub for binaries." Bintray already has some major...