Posted by editor
on January 17, 2008 at 8:45 AM PST
Snow, a breakdown, and a very late editor's blog... also:
Java Today: VisualVM project and GlassFish, NetBeans wins Developer.com awards, and Tim Bray's 2008 predictions
Weblogs: Gosling on MySQL acquisition, another closure proposal, and it's not an iPhone, it's a Scene Graph demo
Forum Posts: Intersection of a line and polygon, setting up LDAP on GlassFish, and document management on GlassFish
Snow, a breakdown, and a very late editor's blog
It started last night with snowflakes falling just before dinner time. Understand that this is Atlanta, where we get snow once every 3-4 years. It kept falling for a few hours, and I ended up letting my two-year-old daughter, Quinn, go outside and check it out before bedtime:
Unfortunately, it turned to rain overnight, and then our car died while dropping off our five-year-old at school, so I ended up getting to wait for the tow truck in a cold rain for an hour this morning. All of which explains why the page and editor's blog are late today. Sorry about that. At least we got some snow.
Fortunately, things are slower today, with yesterday's Day Of Huge Announcements (Sun buys MySQL, Oracle buys BEA) behind us. The only thing I can't keep up with now are the CodeMash podcasts , recorded at last week's CodeMash conference in Sandusky, Ohio, and now being released at a furious rate, so fast that the interview with Java concurrency expert Brian Goetz went right through my iTunes library and got overwritten before I had a chance to listen to it. Actually, we did the same thing with our JavaOne 2006 podcasts, and after we realized we were putting stuff out faster than anyone could actually handle, slowed back down to a two-a-week schedule for our 2007 podcasts .
In Java Today ,
the Aquarium reports that visualvm supports GlassFish .
"If JConsole was one of your reasons for moving to Java 5, you'll probably like VisualVM . This recent project is building on top of the NetBeans profiler technology (née JFluid ) to provide a NetBeans Platform -powered standalone tool to monitor Java VMs. This tool strikes an interesting balance between monitoring, profiling, and troubleshooting tools. Some plugins such as the MBeans browser are already available from its update center."
NetBeans IDE has won the Best Development Tool and Best Java Tool categories in the Developer.com Product of the Year 2008 Awards . NetBeans Mobility Pack also nabbed a win as the Best Wireless/Mobile Development Tool, providing a nod to its new mobile game builder and integrated UI for CLDC/MIDP development. No other IDEs won any of the prizes. Congratulations NetBeans!
Expanding on five brief predictions provided for JDJ , Sun's Tim Bray offers five interesting and sometimes controversial predictions for 2008 in a series of blogs: RIA vs. Ajax , Windows looks bad , Rails rules , PHP runs into problems , and Social networking will experience massive churn .
In today's Weblogs .
James Gosling reports that he's
Jazzed about MySQL .
"I'm at the MySQL company meeting where we've just announced that Sun is aquiring MySQL. Everyone from Sun is excited, and everyone from MySQL that I've talked to so far is excited too."