A couple of weeks ago, I went to Abaporu, one of the technical conferences organized by Soujava (a Top 25 Jug) in Brazil.
During the keynote, my friend Manoel Lemos was invited to talk about the the National Health Card Project, which has won the Duke's Choice Award in the Massive Scale category, during the last Java One. So, when he was called onstage, he brought the Dukie in one hand and a...
Yesterday was really a "release day". Not only JWSDP and JDeveloper had new releases, but also JDK 1.4.2.
Acording to the release notes, most of the changes are bug fixes. And even though these bugs don't affect the applications I'm using, I'm downloading it anyway (as I said earlier, it's time to move on :-).
Oracle has relased today JDeveloper 188.8.131.52, a maintenance release for its IDE.
It has dozens of bug fixes, most of them related to BC4J (its MVC framework).
There's been a lot of talk lately about how Tiger (J2SE 1.5) is going to make Java easier to develop with, bringing it to the masses (or as Sun call it, to the "corporate developers"). I have no doubt that this promise *will* be fullfilled. My question is: *when* will that happen?
I'm not even talking about Tiger's release schedule here - although I'm also afraid it's is a little bit late...