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Blog Archive for editor during April 2014

Java User Groups have been active in the JCP.Next effort from the start. In recent years, JavaOne has featured a JCP Panel discussion that features JCP leaders as well as JUG leaders who are actively participating in the JCP, and working toward the JCP.next objectives. Just recently, JCP.Next.4 has launched. This is JSR 364: Broadening JCP Membership. In her recent post, And then there were...
Every now and then I see an article that cites the recently close "race" for "most popular programming language" between Java and C, according to the TIOBE Index -- almost inevitably followed by remarks about Java's long and painful decline. TIOBE uses a somewhat complicated formula for computing its ranking; but the core component of the method seems to be search statistics for the name of each...
The past two completed Java.net polls and the current poll all celebrate the formal release of Java 8. The first poll asked for your view of the significance of Java 8, while the second poll asked when you plan to download Java 8. A total of 262 votes were cast in the first poll, which completed two weeks ago. The exact question and results were: How significant is the Java 8 release? 21...
If you missed the Java 8 Launch Live Webcast, or if you'd like to re-review the webcast, or if you'd like to view more in depth presentations about specific areas of Java 8 (including Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, Java ME 8, and the Internet of Things and The Enterprise) -- then, you'll want to visit the Java 8 Launch site that Oracle has put together. The site is an excellent collection of...
Recently I was wandering the aisles of a Barnes and Noble bookstore (the last big chain bookstore in the United States), and I was surprised to see a selection of 6 or 7 books about the Raspberry Pi! Perhaps this shouldn't have surprised me, but it did. Just now, I went to the Barnes and Noble web site and searched for "Raspberry Pi" books, and 70 books were returned, all of them genuinely about...