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NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta Now Available for Download
NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta has been released. NetBeans 6.5 introduces several new features, including a robust IDE for PHP, JavaScript debugging for Firefox and IE, and support for Groovy and Grails. This release also includes a number of enhancements for Java, Ruby and Rails, and C/C++ development. Java feature highlights include: built-in support for Hibernate, Eclipse project import, and compile on save. NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta also contains 6.1 features including a powerful and intuitive JavaScript Editor, support for Spring Framework, ClearCase (via Update Center), and RESTful Web Services. Download the beta, learn more, or check out the documentation.

FishCAT: GlassFish Community Acceptance Testing
The GlassFish Community Acceptance Testing (FishCAT) program has gotten underway. " The main goal of this program is to provide opportunity to community to significantly influence the quality of the GlassFish as well as to get early feedback on stability and usability through community involvement in GlassFish Beta testing cycle. We will start our first FishCAT program for GlassFish v3 Prelude from August to September 2008. It will last about 4 weeks." More details are available in Arun Gupta's blog.

SailFin V1 Alpha released
Binod uses his blog to announce the release of SailFin V1 Alpha, a JSR 289 (SIP Servlet 1.1) implementation atop GlassFish. Linking to the download, he notes, "though a major chunk of JSR 289 is already implemented, it is still not yet compliant with the final release of the specification."

Weblogs

James Gosling Fun at SIGGRAPH
I'm spending this week in LA at SIGGRAPH. It's really great to be at a conference where I can concentrate on learning. Lots of interesting papers and folks doing cool experimental stuff.   James Gosling

Tim Boudreau Semi-checked exceptions?
My friend Jon Locke, creator of Wicket, told me recently how he feels checked/unchecked exceptions should have been implemented in Java. It's an interesting idea to kick around.   Tim Boudreau

Developing MEP Connectors - Part II
In the first installment of these series we've looked at the architecture of a MEP connector and briefly discuss the main abstractions in the ECBO (Enterprise Connector Business Object) API: BusinessObject and BusinessObject provider. In this second part, we'll discuss an actual implementation of the BusinessObject abstraction used to create a connector that synchronizes data against a relational database.   Santiago Pericas-Geertsen

Forums

Re: Touchscreen, how to get started
I hope it's OK to use this old thread for my question as it's related to the topic: How can my LWUIT application detect whether the device it's running on has a touchscreen or not? Using normal LCDUI classes, the Canvas class offers methods like hasPointerEvents, but I can't find a similar method in the LWUIT framework. Does such a method exist or is it at least planned to be added?  

Re: javacall and MT safe
CLDC VM uses green threads, so all Java threads are created and managed by the VM within a single OS thread. So the VM calls PCSL routines from the same thread. An exception to this rule is hybrid thread coding style that allows to use additional native OS threads to handle blocking calls.  

Shared XSD for WSDL
I am sitting with a situation where by I have a stack of web services. Now to make them more manageable I can divide them into smaller service sets. The only problem is that they share the same objects. Now here is where the problem comes in, the front end defines the shared objects in different namespaces which means there are duplicate objects. So is there any way to have the WSDL share the Entity definitions? Do I have to manually write the WSDL in order to achieve this and use the @WebService(wsdlLocation)?  


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JavaFX Preview SDK: The JavaFX Preview SDK is now available from JavaFX.com. The SDK comes in two forms, a NetBeans-based bundle for developers, or Project Nile, a set of tools and plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. More information about using the SDK is available from the new JavaFX Blog, as well as the first episode of the This Ain't Your Dad's Java podcast.

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