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Blog Archive for editor during January 2014

The results of the most recently completed Java.net poll suggest that Java EE 7 is finding increasing use, impacting more projects and the daily work of more and more developers over time. This is one more indicator that the Java EE 7 release has to be considered a major success: the release occurred less than a year ago, yet the impact is already considerable. A total of 149 votes were cast...
When I spoke with Java Champion and Jfokus founder Mattias Karlsson (@matkar) at JavaOne 2012, my first question was something I'd wondered about for years: why in the world would someone hold a major Java conference (i.e., Jfokus) in the middle of the Swedish winter? I'm guessing Mattias may have heard this question before, because his first response was a broadening smile... after which he...
In a Java.net poll that straddled the end of 2013 and the start of 2014, developers indicated that they consider it a good thing that many technology conference sessions are eventually made available online today. Since it was holiday season for most nations, the vote total was fairly small: just 66 votes were cast. Still, it's clear from the results that developers appreciate what's happened in...
In my view, Parleys.com is a game changer in the world of technology communication. When I first started out as a technology blogger back in 2006 ("Web 2.0" was among the latest widely-discussed/debated topics back then), the world -- and the Web -- were changing rapidly. Actually, it's hard to remember a time in our lifetime when rapid technological change hasn't been the norm, isn't it? In...