Posted by editor
on October 11, 2007 at 8:13 AM PDT
When am I supposed to be able to listen to all these Java podcasts? Also:
Java Today: Java Mobility Podcast #23, NetBeans Podcast 36, and JDK build glossary
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When am I supposed to be able to listen to all these Java podcasts?
From the Problems You'd Like To Have file, I think there may now be more good Java podcasts than it is actually possible to keep up with. Certainly for me, since I don't have a daily commute and I find I can't work on words (i.e., I can't edit or write) while listening to spoken-word podcasts. Almost makes me wish I drove a car or took a train somewhere.
But seriously, we've got the Java Mobility Podcast from java.net's own Mobile & Embedded Community , there's the NetBeans Podcast from Roman Strobl, the Java Posse , and the Drunk and Retired podcast, and that's setting aside our own JavaOne Community Corner Podcast that has run its course for this year, but may be joined by new java.net podcasts in the future. Oh, and aside from those, there are plenty of tech podcasts that you may listen to, even though they're not specifically Java-related, such as This Week in TECH , the Google Developer Podcast , the SDN Channel , etc.
Seriously, I've got iPod drive space, but having enough hours to listen to all of this is another matter. Again, better too much than not enough, right?
So, today, we feature a pair of new podcasts in the Java Today section.
Episode 23 of the Java Mobility Podcast features an interview with Johannes Eickhold is a Research Staff Member at the University of Karlsruhe. "While most his of work is on Peer-to-Peer networking he is also working on a distributed Java VM on eight bit micro controllers to leverage that peer-to-peer network. Johannes talks about his experience porting phoneME advanced to the Nokia N800 and future directions that the community should take for this device."
In the 36th episode of the NetBeans Podcast Gregg Sprorar and Roman Strobl share their recent travels, discuss the NB Governance Board Elections, Mobility tools game designer, Arun Gupta's screencast, Ruby debugger screencast, module of the podcast and more.
Acknowledging that it's a "work in progress" that "probably belongs on a wiki page", Kelly O' Hair has posted a lengthy Glossary for JDK Builds in his blog. Along with providing insight into the process and tools used to build the JDK (including a number of Mercurial terms) , it also reveals the various workspaces for "corba", "deploy", "jaxws", and more. Those actually building the JDK will find a number of interesting "ALT_..." variables used by makefiles to select alternative paths, locations, or settings.