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Can you stump the Java community?

Do you have a Java puzzler that you'd like to share with the Community? Submit it to be published in Java Magazine!.. Check out the details at teh Java Source and claim your 15 minutes of fame!

November/December Issue of Java Magazine is Out

Another Great Issue of Java Magazine has just been released. This one focused on expanding the next generation of the Java Community as well as Java running in places other than the traditional servers and workstations. IoT and Robots and Pi! Oh, My!

Why developers should get excited about Java 9

Paul Krill gives a brief overview of what's expected to go into Java 9 including a short introduction into each of the individual JEPs. Get the details and then let us know what you're excited about in our Java.net Poll

Simple Example Tutorial on AngularJS and JavaEE with NetBeans

Excellent new video by Lisa Spitzl, who is a student at HTL Leonding, on how AngularJS interacts with Java by using NetBeans 8 IDE. Direct video-link!

Project Jigsaw: Phase Two

Project Jigsaw has, for the last several years, been in an exploratory phase in which we’ve designed and prototyped one particular approach to addressing a draft set of requirements.
It’s now time to switch gears and focus on creating a production-quality design and implementation suitable for JDK 9 and thence Java SE 9, as previously proposed.

Spotlight on GlassFish 4.0.1 : #1 JDBC Realm

'Spotlight on GlassFish 4.0.1' is a series of posts on The Aquarium that highlights specific enhancements of the upcoming GlassFish 4.0.1 release. It could be a new feature, a fix, a behaviour change, a tip, etc. This one comes from David Delabassee and highlights the changes for the JDBC Realm implementation

2014 Duke's Choice Award Nomination Open

The Duke's Choice Award program is open to all members of the Java community and nominations are accepted by anyone. Deadline for submission is Friday, July 11th, 2014 5pm PST.

OTN Virtual Technology Summit - July 9

The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is excited to invite you to our first Virtual Technology Summit. Learn first hand from Java Champions and Oracle experts as they share their insight and expertise on using Java.

Oracle WebLogic Server 12.1.3 brings first Java EE 7 Specifications

Oracle released the latest version of his WebLogic Server. The new version 12.1.3 implements support for selected Java EE 7 APIs including JAX-RS 2.0, Java API for JSON Processing, Java API for WebSocket, and JPA 2.1.

Announcing the IoT Developer Challenge Winners!

Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Academy are proud to announce the winners of the IoT Developer Challenge. Social media meets robotics. Domotics meets office design and horticulture. PINs meet voice recognition. Voting gets RFiDed. All of them making the Internet of Things come true. And, of course, built with the Java platform at the center of Things.

DevoxxUK: Amazing

Tori Wieldt shares her insights about the second edition of DevoxxUK which took place in London recently.

Tired of Null Pointer Exceptions? Consider Using Java SE 8's Optional!

Raoul-Gabriel Urma walks you through the magic of taking care of the hated NullPointerExceptions by using one of Java 8's new features.

Review: "Java EE 7 with GlassFish 4 Application Server" by David Heffelfinger

The third edition of David Heffelfinger's Java EE book has been recently released. This updated edition is covering the latest Java EE 7 Platform.

Save on JavaOne Registration through July 18

Yolande Poirier highlights the early bird period for JavaOne registrations. And here's my tip: Ask your JUG leader for another discount code!!

Tori Wieldt: Java Magazine: Developer Tools and More

[article] The May/June issue of Java Magazine explores the tools and techniques that can help you bring your ideas to fruition and make you more productive.

Ross Mason: 5 (Internet of) Things you can Hack

[article] There may well be 50 billion devices coming, but the most exciting things in the Internet of Things are the ones you can hack. I’ve developed a new weekend hobby of connecting and hacking devices. Here are my top 5: Philips Hue... Google Glass... Raspberry Pi... Sphero Ball... and Smart Things...

Reza Rahman: Java EE/GlassFish Adoption Story by Kerry Wilson/Vanderbilt University

[article] Kerry Wilson is a Software Engineer at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He served in a consultant role to design a lightweight systems integration solution for the next generation Foundations Recovery Network using GlassFish, Java EE 6, JPA, @Scheduled EJBs, CDI, JAX-RS and JSF.

Peter Lawrey: SharedHashMap vs Redis

[article] This is a comparison between OpenHFT's SharedHashMap and a popular key-value store Redis. Any vendor will tell you how great their product is, so I will start by outlining why you wouldn't use SharedHashMap, before I tell you why it is a "must have" for performance applications. Why you would use Redis?

Adam Bien: GlassFish, Future and No Secret Agenda--An Interview With John Clingan, GlassFish Product Manager

[article]Adam Bien: Hi John, please introduce yourself. What is your Java background? What was your first contact with Java? John Clingan: I am the product manager (PM) for Java EE and GlassFish Server at Oracle and Sun Microsystems before that, beginning with Java EE 5 and GlassFish v2.

Henrik Stahl: Oracle announces plans for Java on MIPS

[article] Today at the Imagination Summit in Santa Clara, California, Oracle and Imagination Technologies announced a collaboration around Java and the Internet of Things (IoT). Imagination is an semiconductor R&D and IP licensing company, and the owner of the PowerVR GPU and MIPS micro-architectures.