If you look really hard at www.oreilly.com, no keep scrolling down and down, you will see that OSCON is this week in Portland, Oregon.
We launched two new free open source projects over the weekend. The first is a simple automatic Java boundary testing tool, called Testgen4J http://www.spikesource.com/projects/testgen4j/.
Although the enterprise market has a choice of full functioning Java test generation tools there is little to none for the open source community.
I've been working on a JDJ article comparing the latest releases of eclipse and netbeans. I knew both were obviously close to releasing significant updates but it crazy to see yet another round of public discussions about SWT and Swing.
For all the hot air, both products and teams are more alike than they are different.
So you want something for free? Come along to the SpikeSource TestFest in the San Francisco Bay Area on 17th June and put your Java and (non-Java) code to the test... literally.
Checkout the website,
for registration and further details.
I've received numerous emails asking me about my thoughts on the apache Harmony project and what does it really mean. It seems like everyone else has had their 2 cents so here is mine.
Now, not to keep you in suspense, yes, I believe it is a good thing.
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I recently submitted a bug through the Jira bug tracking software and I noticed a reference to bug voting. hmm bug voting, I remember that. It is also in bugzilla too, I trawled through the history of bugzilla voting and it mentions revzilla but even that doesn't extend that far back. I googled for more but drew a blank.
So where did this all come from?
After looking back 10 years in Java's history, this month I look forward to see what plans Sun has made. Even though Open Source Java may not be on the cards I do have one recommendation that is due its time. Find out more at JDJ
One of the most challenging but important things that the Java platform does is to abstract the OS specific and incompatible issues away from the developer as much as possible.
In building the JDK at Sun we had to resort to many tricks to generate one binary that would work on as many platforms as possible.