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Blog Archive for editor during August 2013

One of the most interesting things about JavaOne is the announcements. Some years, there isn't a single big announcement, while other years something of enduring significance is announced or released during JavaOne. While we won't know what surprise announcements or releases this year's conference will include, a look at the conference agenda, the keynotes, the tracks, and the sessions, can give...
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, a large majority of developers stated that they have not yet done any development using JavaFX. Java.net polls are not scientific, of course, but it's unusual for the polls to produce such a decisive result. Participation in the poll was high: 2120 votes were cast, and three comments were posted. The exact question and results were: Have you done...
John Pavley, CTO of the Huffington Post (a pretty major USA political news/opinion site), has announced major infrastructure changes at the site: Huffington Post will be switching from an architecture based on PHP and MySQL to one based on Scala and MongoDB. This news came out in John's recent blog post, Sneak Peek: HuffPost Brings Real Time Collaboration to the Newsroom. In that post, John...
In the recently completed Java.net poll on Continuous Integration (CI), a majority of voters declared that they don't know what Continuous Integration is. A total of 280 votes were cast in the poll, which ran for two weeks. The exact question and results were: Does your company utilize Continuous Integration (CI) in its software development projects? 30% (85 votes) - Yes 9% (25 votes) - CI...
Introduction Larry Fernandez is a Principle Software Developer at Amway Corp in Ada, Michigan. He has been in IT software development since 1981, and was named an IBM Champion in 2012 and 2013. Larry's team is currently working on its second major Java/J2EE application using WebSphere Application Server technology. In this fifth Java.net "Lightning Interview" we ask Larry to share some of the...