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Blog Archive for editor during May 2014

In the just-completed Java.net poll, most Java/JVM developers who voted indicated that, where they live, work opportunities for Java/JVM developers are plentiful, or at least stable. A total of 203 votes were cast in the poll, which ran during the May 16-30 period. The exact polling prompt and results were: Where I live, work opportunities for Java/JVM developers are: 22% (44 votes) -...
In the most recently completed Java.net poll, more than 75% of the developers who chose to vote found there to be good reasons for using a non-Java JVM language. A (perhaps surprising?) 19%, however, considered there to be absolutely no good reason to use anything but Java on the JVM. A total of 181 votes were cast in the poll, and one comment was posted. The exact poll prompt and results were...
Not too long ago, I actually was planning to attend this year's geecon conference, in Krakow, Poland. But, various events intervened, and I had to cancel. So, I'll have to just pretend it's the third leg of the Java conference hopping trip across Europe that I wish I could have taken this year (the first two stops were Jfokus and JavaLand). geecon's workshops actually happened earlier today;...
While looking at the bar graph from most recently completed Java.net poll about Java 8 implies a fairly strong consensus, in actuality I think this poll implies that there's quite a lot of disagreement on which aspect(s) of Java 8 are most important for Java/JVM developers going forward. A total of 245 votes were cast in the poll, and two well thought out comments were posted. The exact question...