Java is now part of the Ubuntu Feisty Fawn repositories but will the average user or developer even notice?
I teach a graduate programming languages class at San Jose State University. In order to inject some topics of current interest, I had a lab about closures and the competing closure proposals for Java 7. I got an email from Neal Gafter: â€œHey, it's really cool to see your reference to BGGA in a SJSU lab assignment!â€ I asked if he could give a talk at the department seminar, to which he graciously agreed. We had a packed room today. I am very excited that my students had a chance to witness a bit of history in the making. Here are my impressions of the talk.
Yesterday I wrote a rant about the usability of web applications that depend on AJAX between stuff in a browser and stuff on a backend. It seems to have struck a chord with several others chiming in with concerns about the usability and reliability of this model.
Dreaming in the "Cloud" with the XIOS web operating system covers what someone is trying to claim is an "Internet Operating System"...
The Hibernate group is redesigning their caching package and I (once again) lament the sad state of caching in Java.
I see on jazoon.com's blog The first ever Swiss Duke now on jazoon.com a variant of our beloved Duke wearing Swiss garb.
They say: Jazoon, the international conference on Java™ technology, brings together experts and professional users of Java and open source technologies from all over Europe. Featuring a comprehensive range of topics, renowned speakers, a varied program of social and...
Quietly sometime this past week, maybe even over the weekend, Java SE 6 Update 1 became available from the SE downloads site. The SE 6 Update 1 Release notes give the details of what changed.
The internet's core infrastructure, including domain name servers and name resolvers just doesn't handle non-ASCII characters very well. That's why java.net.IDN is so useful.
Last week I posted about some thinking we're doing about exposing Java SE team processes to the public and wondering what, if any, tools exist to help do this. Essentially the Java SE team has 12+ years experience with the processes we've developed to manage JDK development as a commercial project. We have several committees and levels of decision making including both technical and business...
While getting ready to release the full OpenJDK project (due "in the Spring 2007" as we said at FOSDEM) it's giving us an opportunity to go through the processes and workflows the Java SE team has developed in the 12 or so years this project has existed. Twelve years is a lot of time for an organization to develop processes, gain a lot of experience with those processes, and it is these...
Can you imagine your app being up for 299 straight days without a hitch...something perhaps to brag about...but now you have to bring it down because you want to change a single localized resource bundle that's stuck in the JRE cache?
A dozen tips for testing free software is an interesting article about OSS quality. I want to compare this with some ideas we in the OpenJDK Quality Team have for quality of the OpenJDK and commercial JDK releases. I talked a little about these ideas at FOSDEM last month.
One of the best ways you can participate in the free and open source software (FOSS) revolution is by helping to test...
Java SE 6 provides new i18n support in 6 major areas.
What is the best syntax to allow anootation on types ?
I will not answer to that question but you can try
to convince me.
In 100% Java Quercus PHP engine running in GlassFish Java EE 5 Application Server... is a big of excellent news. Caucho, the maker of the Resin app server, has developed a pure-Java PHP execution engine. The engine is under the GPL and last fall I'd tested it using the Drupal content management system. Near as I could tell it worked fine, and it seemed that since it's under the GPL one could...
US daylight saving time changes are now in effect. Did you update your JDK and other software?
To help resolve some of the confusion using 0 based months, use the predefined Calendar constants instead of hard-coded numbers. It's not such a big problem after all.
I tried out wildcards in JDigraph's semiring algorithm package. The results were a little disappointing; wildcards didn't make that big a difference.
The ability to set years, dates, and months got tossed in, and formatting abilities, and...something that should have been really lightweight became overweight, or maybe we should just say big boned.
Sun technology evangelist Brian Goetz explains why writing dumb code is a smart idea.