Our most recently completed Java.net poll suggests that the Java developer community is paying some attention to the progress of the Lambda Expressions (closures) component of Java 8. Of course, the poll is by no means scientific. A total of 332 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were:
What's your current level of involvement with Java 8 Lambda Expressions (closures...
on Dec 12, 2012
During a JavaOne 2012 keynote, I scribbled down a list of key enhancements that are planned for inclusion in Java 8. Among them was Nashorn. At the time, I didn't know much about Nashorn. But, now that John Coomes has formally proposed the creation of an OpenJDK New Project: Nashorn, it seems appropriate to take a closer look.
Nashorn has sufficient visibility to have a brief Wikipedia entry,...
on Dec 1, 2012
Java User Groups
Java.net home page manager Dale Farnham and I enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Juggy, the Java Finch, who really, really likes Java User Groups, and is incredibly appreciative of their efforts. Juggy, at this particular interview, was accompanied by Java evangelist and SouJava leader Bruno Souza (@brjavaman). Bruno's normally a pretty talkative guy. Strangely, though, throughout our entire...
on Dec 8, 2012
Has been 6 months, I part of the Azure Insider. I can test Azure here. Yes We have a lot of Cloud environment here, from OpenStack/CloudFoundry to VSphere/CloudFoundry, mostly all PaaS Related which I interest and see value for developer in PaaS World. anyway, there is an initiative related to Paas, called OpenPaaS, please visit http://www.openpaas.or.id.
Several interesting work that we has made...
on Nov 6, 2012
Our Meruvian program (Called jTechnopreneur), now expand to the new highest reach level.
Starting with diploma 6 years ago under JENI (www.jeni.or.id or www.jeni-academy.org), we move to jTechnopreneur in 3 years, and now, in 2012, we expand to middle school (13+) and also add Cloud Computing plus Responsive Web Design.
You can also see our presentation for Meruvian Seamless Education PRogram in...
on Nov 5, 2012
Bugs are inevitable. Even after you thought you have finished coding your work, another bug creeps in, making you want to wish the bugs were real tangible objects that you could squish with your bare hands. Being a developer, you should be armed with the right weapons to battle bugs for they come almost all the time. In fact, they are building yet another Death Star. If you don't get vigilant,...
on Oct 24, 2012
A few thoughts on how logging ought to be over at my new blog.
on Dec 5, 2012
I was pleased at JavaOne 2012 to have an opportunity to converse with JFrog founder Yoav Landman (@yoavlandman). JFrog, in case you're unfamiliar with the company name, is the inventor of Artifactory, the Java repository management solution that won a 2011 Duke's Choice Award. They also regularly produce cool swag tshirts (see below).
Yoav was very busy at JavaOne 2012, but with advance...
on Nov 27, 2012
Defining Functional Data Structures
by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason, authors of Functional Programming in Scala
Functional programs do not update variables or modify data structures. This raises pressing questions—what sort of data structures we use in functional programming, how do we define them can in Scala, and how do we operate over these data structures? This article,...
on Nov 26, 2012
The Foundations of Mobile First Design
by Matthew Carver, author of The Responsive Web
In this article from The Responsive Web, author Matthew Carver opens up a discussion of how to build a site for a mobile or small-screen device using a graphic design program, such as Photoshop.
Building a site in its smallest iteration first affords the designer a lot of opportunities. By starting in a...
on Nov 14, 2012
So I haven't posted a blog here since 2009 - and haven't work for Sun or Oracle since early 2010. It's been a wild few years working on a number of things as diverse as giant clouds to control software for cameras which go down oil wells. And I have a new blog at timboudreau.com, naturally using a blog engine I wrote myself (I gave myself a project to learn node.js). Currently I'm architecting...
on Nov 10, 2012
Natural User Interaction with Drag-and-Drop
by Rob Crowther, author of Hello! HTML5 and CSS3
on Oct 29, 2012
From 0 to First Hit with Grails Support
by Glen Smith and Peter Ledbrook, authors of Grails in Action, Second Edition
Grails is a next-generation Java web development framework that generates great developer productivity gains through the confluence of a dynamic language, a Convention over Configuration philosophy, powerfully pragmatic supporting tools, and an agile perspective drawn from the...
on Oct 25, 2012
GlassFish comes preconfigured with Apache Felix Gogo, which is an implementation of OSGi RFC 147, and is a proposed standard shell for OSGi environments.
For Glassfish 4.0 there is no longer need to open a separate port to access the shell. The OSGi shell commands are integrated with asadmin, so you can now access the OSGi shell
commands via asadmin tool.
There is a remote command called...
on Nov 20, 2012
After a long time away, I'm raising my head again on the java.net site. I once roamed these java.net streets as a JDK developer at Sun Microsystems, then as an end-user of the JDK while at a few startups, and now...well, I'm back again. This time, I've acquired years of J2EE experience, have created my share of SaaS and web service offerings, and have way too much to say about globalization of...
on Nov 14, 2012
Not so long ago Mark Halvorson mentioned in his presentation at the Magnolia Conference 2012 that he doesn't understand why he can't have versioning for templates in Magnolia the same way he has it for content. Then I thought why not? Should be pretty straightforward.
The first implementation was indeed easy. Similar to what Magnolia does when dealing with DMS documents - I just configured a...
on Nov 7, 2012
As mentioned in my talks at JavaOne San Francisco 2012, JSF 2.2 will include a new feature I'm calling HTML(5) Friendly Markup. I owe a debt of thanks to Frank Caputo for collaborating with me on ideas and code for the feature, including the code example from this blog entry. The JSR-344 Expert Group also deserves mention. In true lean fashion, this code sample is taken directly from TDD tests...
on Nov 1, 2012
Global Education and Learning
We are preparing to teach Greenfoot for middle schools student (end of this year).
We are new in this area, esp we are in last 7 year working with highschool (vocational highschool).. and in last 3 years working for diploma program in polytechnics.
We want to produce better Java programmer/your architect, and start to reach middle school, with age 13+, and also working with our highschool partner...
on Nov 13, 2012
The Java.net MSRP (Message Session Relay Protocol) project team has announced the release of Version 1.0.3.FINAL. If you're not familiar with MSRP, it's an open source library that implements the IETF's RFC 4975 (that is, the Message Session Relay Protocol). RFC 4975 defines MSRP as:
a protocol for transmitting a series of related instant messages in the context of a session. Message sessions...
on Nov 12, 2012
Here are my slides on my "Remoting Retrospective" presentation at JavaOne 2012:
Remoting Retrospective (pdf)
on Oct 26, 2012