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My previous "State of Java" posts highlighted JUG-AFRICA and the JCP's new openness. In this post, I talk about the new cooperation between JUGs and the JCP, which is exemplified by the Adopt-a-JSR initiative. Looking at Java's history, both the JCP and Java User Groups have been around for a very long time. Yet, active engagement between the two has only started to happen now. Why is this the...
on Nov 13, 2011
Now that all of the general JavaOne excitement has died down, it's time to share my favorite part of the week - our annual community leaders meeting, which we held on October 1.   This meeting was a fresh start for us in a lot of ways - for the first time we had active participation from both the Kenai team (which builds and manages the forge side of the site) and Cognisync (which builds and...
on Oct 28, 2011
It's that time of year again.  I've got a few last minute things to pack and then I'm headed off to Oracle HQ to pick up my badge, the airport to pick up my trusty sidekick, Tonya, and then on to the Hilton in Union Square.  Officially, JavaOne doesn't start until Sunday, and a lot of people won't get here until Monday.  For us, it starts tonight.  Kevin Farnham, our editor,...
on Sep 30, 2011
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on Sep 28, 2011
Given some information about Java 7, i will now show the imrovements to the latest version.In this article i use the netbeans version 7.0.1, for this you need to download the JDK 7 (the link is below the article). After downloading and installing Netbeans (but during the installation remember to select the JDK 7 path).   The first example will show switch with String, previously...
on Aug 21, 2011
After a long 5 year wait, finally comes the new version of Java,  jdk 7. The entire Java 7 project was divided into two sub-projects: The coin project; which featured a few improvements to the language like switch with strings, mutil try etc. Lamba's project containing some of the most innovative and complex features results in leaving the...
on Aug 11, 2011
JUG-AFRICA and JCertif 2011 honored in the first Java Magazine Premier Issue (Page 7) and I have published the first of a three part series of technical article in Java Magazine Premier Issue (Page 17) on how to build and deploy RESTful Web Services. Another article about JUG-AFRICA published on Oracle website Oracle.com (http://tinyurl.com/3mf4m6t).
on Aug 7, 2011
Beyond being merely a computer programming language, Java is the most widely used software platform in the entire world. There is a large number of various software solutions that were developed using this technology. Without many people being aware, Java is present in our daily lives in embedded technologies like blue-ray discs and a countless number of sites on the internet that...
on Jul 26, 2011
 Indonesia (and I believe in most the emerging country and less educated country -- of course corrupted country--) is the hard selling country, i know this model from my friend who lead the milions dollar sales business, a local brand that become of the strong brand in the country. U can see his ads all over the city where I stay, Jakarta, and I dare non technology, except may be Sun has...
on Jul 25, 2011
 We just working with a little documentation for our internship and internal people inside Meruvian dan networks, for make a standard development. We use Java.net for presure because mostly our work is Java based, we think Android is also Java based.. :) I am personally still dunno the repositioning about Java.net, where will Java.net move, and will it become the best Java development server...
on Jul 17, 2011
We are now success put Cimande to Maven.Java.net, but of course, because this is our first deployment, so there are bugs that we fix, but hopefully we will fix it shortly, because 55 kids (highschool) waiting for those, and several univ student waiting to start using it.  Since the blog posting, we found a bugs in dbunit in our code, but that wont stop me to blog here. U can try our cimande-...
on Jul 8, 2011
 Today I did something unusual - I drove to the office.  One of the really nice things about my job is that I can work from home.  The Java.net Infrastructure and Kenai teams are scattered across the U.S. (and one in Canada), and our users are all over the planet, so there's really no reason for me to go sit in a cube all day to answer email and have conference calls.   But...
on Jul 7, 2011
Hi, we just create a small diagram for our 2011 program, and 50 highschool kids learning this model, around 12 univ student and 6 lecturer from polytechnis in north sulawesi island, in the progress to evaluate this concept in real case.   The interesting of this project is to create Java development ecosystem, and we use 2 integration framework, called BlueOxygen Cimande under blueoxygen....
on Jul 4, 2011
 has been a while since Java.net use Kenai, and of course, this is amazing a lot of things. Has been several months, I never visit SF.net.. ... pitty me. we move the JIRA now, still several project, we dont know how to move the current issues to current JIRA. anyone can help? Now, Java.net have nexus that manage directly by Sonatype, thx to Juven Xu, that help me, esp testing several missing...
on Jul 2, 2011
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on Jun 14, 2011
On the road again. Thursday night I attended GreenJUG in Greenville, South Carolina to see Arun Gupta's EE6 presentation. I've known Arun for a while now, but I've always been working a booth or doing Java.net business while he was speaking, so this is my first time seeing him in action. He started with a quick review of the history of Java releases and what the "themes" were for each. Then he...
on Jun 9, 2011
OSCON sent out discount codes for speakers to hand out this week. Code "Barry" is good for 20% off any of the conference packages here: https://en.oreilly.com/oscon2011/public/register
on Jun 3, 2011
It's hard to know the exact numbers, but I'll venture a guess that well over half of the JSF sites that exist in the world are running Oracle's Mojarra implementation of the JSF spec. Did you know that this implemention is the first large part of JavaEE (then J2EE) to be open-sourced, way back in 2004? As with any decent open source project, we have public continuous integration, a public...
on May 19, 2011
The CFP for Devoxx 2011 has been opened; more info at http://www.devoxx.com/display/DV11/Home.
on May 17, 2011
About three weeks ago, I called for the community to submit entries for a contest to design a logo for the JSF specification. Sixteen different individuals submitted 32 entries. Thank you very much for contributing! Per the recommendation of Arun Gupta and Imre Oßwald, I used a web voting platform to determine the winner, and here it is. I would have uploaded it to the Official Homepage...
on May 11, 2011