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Blog Archive for editor during December 2013

A recently completed Java.net poll indicates that, excepting one big forecasting mistake, 2013 turned out pretty much aps Java/JVM developers expected, when it came to their own work. This past January, a poll asked developers to predict which category of new Java/JVM technology developments will affect their own work most in 2013. The just-completed poll tested the accuracy of those predictions...
It's the end of the year, and many are writing blogs and articles highlighting the top news of the year. I thought about that for a while, then decided that in a sense the most important present day news for Java/JVM developers is actually the current state of Java, compared with where we worried we might have been just a few years ago. It's close to five years now that I've been Java.net...
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, developers suggested that, yes, they're aware of "Big Data" and its implications, but overall they're not all that surprised at what they're seeing in that area. A plurality of votes went to "It was bound to happen, given today's powerful computers, it's no big surprise"... A total of 135 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results...
I was very pleased to see the JFrog team take me up on my suggestion early this year that "Maybe the JFrog team will consider giving a presentation on how they put all this together at JavaOne this September". Unfortunately for me, the session (Building a Massively Scalable Cloud Service from the Ground Up) was already filled to capacity as I walked up to the door, so I was unable to attend....