Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition (PE) 9, slated to be open-sourced by Sun soon, is now in development. The product will be integrated with the NetBeans IDE and includes Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 5. Check it out at the GlassFish Project on java.net. First download the binary and deploy an application.
Sun Java Studio Creator 2, now in early access at developers.sun.com/prodtech/javatools/jscreator/index.jsp, is being demo'd at its booth in the pavilion at JavaOne. Among the new JavaServer Faces component set is the table component, complete with sorting and advanced paging and graphical capabilities.
One of the JavaOne technical sessions today on the 12 reasons to use NetBeans revealed the astounding increase in its user base for NetBeans. Between August 2004 and now, the number of users has tripled from 48,000 to 135,000, a threefold increase.
A lead software engineer at British Aerospace (BAE) Systems, David Walend has found publicizing projects at java.net a worthwhile experience. Compared to a couple of other open-source sites he worked with before, he's found the
java.net community helpful, positive, and friendly. No hostile flames here, merely constructive suggestions and comments.
There's a first time for everything. Blogging at
java.net will be a first for me soon, starting at JavaOne in late June.