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Fabrizio Giudici

Fabrizio Giudici is a Senior Java Architect with a long Java experience in the industrial field. He runs Tidalwave, his own consultancy company, and has contributed to Java success stories in a number of fields, including Formula One. Fabrizio often appears as a speaker at international Java conferences such as JavaOne and Devoxx and is member of  JUG Milano and the NetBeans Dream Team.


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Apple drops Java and more: so what?

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 24, 2010 at 4:19 PM PDT

The big news of the past week is that Apple deprecated Java, so we won't be probably seeing any Apple-made JDK in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, coming next summer.

Dear Community, Get a Clue

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 24, 2010 at 10:57 AM PDT

Ian Skerrett posted a good article a few days ago, which is recalling how the communication between Oracle and the Community is not working. I strongly agree with 2/3 of it, in fact I voted it. Summing up, the basic points are:

Apple possibly deprecated Java: community, this is a nice test for you

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 21, 2010 at 1:56 AM PDT

The news are taking mailing lists by storm:

How free is the OpenJDK?

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 13, 2010 at 2:37 PM PDT

A good starting point for thinking about the consequences of the Oracle + IBM deal is in the blog of Gianugo Rabellino:

Oracle's strategy is now clear

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 11, 2010 at 3:49 PM PDT

The huge news, that is the deal with IBM on OpenJDK, make it clear - if somebody still had doubts - about what is Oracle's strategy for Java: Java remains open, as per OpenJDK license, but there must be a unique open implementation, the OpenJDK. Quoting the linked post:

No more NetBeans 6.10

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 8, 2010 at 4:03 AM PDT

NetBeans 6.10 has been renamed to NetBeans 7.0. This year there has been a bit of uncertainty about the name of the next major NetBeans release due to the fact that Oracle wants to keep it in sync with the next major Java release.

Forking Java, not a good idea at the moment

Posted by fabriziogiudici on October 5, 2010 at 3:04 PM PDT

There have been a few blogs about forking Java and some discussion around. I'm just recollecting a couple of answers that I gave to two mailing lists, mainly for my own reference. These are some of the related talks:

Slides from my J1 talk (Efficient development of large NetBeans Platform applications with Maven)

Posted by fabriziogiudici on September 30, 2010 at 12:54 PM PDT

You can download them from this page or watch them embedded below:

JavaFX Script is dead, long live Visage

Posted by fabriziogiudici on September 27, 2010 at 12:52 PM PDT

So, one of the big news from JavaOne is the death of JavaFX Script. Very bad news. A few people think it's good since Oracle will better focus resources, but it sounds as they are reasoning in the past. Over are times of the Java steward being in lack of resources, as it happened in the last Sun years.

A good outcome of this J1 should be: no more owls for NetBeans IDE

Posted by fabriziogiudici on September 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM PDT

I was preparing a short post about that, but I've run into an InfoWorld comparison of the fourth major IDEs, so I can just quote it (emphasis is mine):