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Calvin Austin

Calvin Austin is chief architect and director of engineering at SpikeSource.com. He previously led the J2SE 5.0 release at Sun Microsystems and also led Sun's Java on Linux port.

 

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If you look really hard at www.oreilly.com, no keep scrolling down and down, you will see that OSCON is this week in Portland, Oregon...

We launched two new free open source projects over the weekend. The first is a simple automatic Java boundary testing tool, called Testgen4J...

Over on the O'Reilly website, our CTO Murugan wrote an article based on a developer survey we took at our company,...

I've been working on a JDJ article comparing the latest releases of eclipse and netbeans. I knew both were obviously close to releasing significant updates but it crazy to see yet another round...

So you want something for free? Come along to the SpikeSource TestFest in the San Francisco Bay Area on 17th June and put your Java and (non-Java) code to the test... literally.

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I've received numerous emails asking me about my thoughts on the apache Harmony project and what does it really mean. It seems like everyone else has had their 2 cents so here is mine.

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I recently submitted a bug through the Jira bug tracking software and I noticed a reference to bug voting. hmm bug voting, I remember that. It is also in bugzilla too, I trawled through the...

After looking back 10 years in Java's history, this month I look forward to see what plans Sun has made. Even though Open Source Java may not be on the cards I do have one recommendation that is...

One of the most challenging but important things that the Java platform does is to abstract the OS specific and incompatible issues away from the developer as much as possible.

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This months JDJ features two articles discussing the history of Java. One written by the very first Java Product Manager, Kim Polese
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Its official, Netbeans 4.0 is out. I'm probably one of the worst IDE users in the world, although the current crop of IDEs are so powerful that you don't need to look at the instructions :*). NB 4...

You've got your mustang source snapshot, and have hopefully built your own test JDK. But how can you navigate through the source code? Some things are intuitive, others are the result of years of...

The J2SE 5.0 source code has now been released under the SCSL and Java...

I've received a few emails asking about the quality of J2SE 5.0, I'm guessing related to recent blogs entries about the tiger rc release.

I am always nervous before a final release, I...

I am pleased to report that we are one step closer to the final ballot of the Tiger release,
jsr 176 jcp page. Look out for some related...