- People Over Process » A Roadmap for JavaFX – Adobe’s Beat Them By a Week, But So What? – JavaOne 2008 – The fact that Adobe, Microsoft, Sun, and others are all racing towards the same end should be encouraging, not frustrating. Getting preempted by a week with, basically, the same sort of announcement is meaningless in the grand scheme of things
- JavaFX’s day in the Sun | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com – JavaFX has a LONG way to go especially when you look at Adobe’s RIA strengths and Microsoft’s very enthusiastic entry into the space. But I think JavaFX will be a breath of fresh air for people and will help in expanding the RIA footprint further
- Java platform to get modularity, OSGi support | InfoWorld | News | 2008-05-07 | By Paul Krill – Upcoming versions of the Java platform will be fitted with capabilities such as flexibility, OSGi support, and modularity, Sun Microsystems officials said Tuesday afternoon at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
- Dell Expands Virtualization Offerings – Dell is adding to its virtualization portfolio by embedding Citrix XenServer into its hardware and expanding its services for customers investing in the technology.
- Andy Kessler: WSJ: The War for the Web – The continuing battle between Microsoft and Google will mean fierce competition – adding features, building data centers, cutting deals and spending money on speed and customer convenience
- Archiva – The Build Artifact Repository Manager – Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository. It is the perfect companion for build tools such as Maven, Continuum, and ANT.
- JavaOne 2008: Day One (So Far) – JavaOne 2008 Day One has started, of course, and it's an interesting show, with a lot of undercurrents about JavaFX (as expected) and multimedia – and mobile applications. There's a lot more, of course, and this thread is meant for people to add comments
- The day the music died [dive into mark] – This is a letter I sent to my father to explain what it means that Microsoft is pulling support for MSN Music. Tech issues like this often bubble up into the media that he reads, but they are rarely explained well. My father assumes I have an opinion on s
- Amazon Now Serving OpenSolaris on EC2 – GigaOM – Sun’s OpenSolaris OS will be available on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) customers for free. It is in beta for now. Sun will provide premium technical support for MySQL database running on Linux and Amazon EC2.
- script.aculo.us Tutorial | Ajaxonomy – The folks over at Tutorials Point have posted a good tutorial for learning script.aculo.us on their site. The tutorial does well to cover the framework, includes lots of codes examples, and even has a W3C Schools style "try-it-yourself" editor to let you
- Jack Slocum’s Blog – » Ext 2.0 API Docs on AIR – Using the soon to be available Ext AIR adapter that allows Ext JS to run in the AIR application sandbox, Jack took the Ext JS 2.0 API documentation application and get it running on AIR
- Ext JS Blog – » Community Talk – February 2008 – There’s nothing I like to hear about more than a developer having success with Ext. It’s even better when that developer is willing to share their experiences and insight with others. His blog has quite a few Ext posts and they are all well written.
- Savvy Duck: Ext Event Handling – The event handling and dispatching system in Ext is easy for a developer to hook into. It doesn't take anytime to integrate with and its a breeze to extend. Happy coding!
- Red Hat’s JBoss dons BlackTie to target BEA Tuxedo – Yahoo! News – At its JBoss World conference , Red Hat unveiled JBoss BlackTie, a project for integrating Java and legacy-based distributed transaction-processing environments. The new product will complement and extend the current JBoss transaction-monitor project
- Groovy-power automated builds with Gant – Java World – If you've ever wished for the command of a programming language to drive your build process, then you need to know about Gant. In this article Klaus P. Berg introduces this combination of Groovy and Ant and shows you why some Java developers are choosing
- Red Hat launches JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform, 3 new open source projects | Open Source | ZDNet.com – Red Hat announced a fully integrated SOA platform combining JBoss middleware and Red Hat Enterprise Linux and launched three new open source projects. Due by the end of February, the JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform is a subscription-based offering that inco
- antennae – Google Code – Antennae is an open-source project designed to automate the building and testing of Flex applications. It uses Ant and Java to provide cross platform utilities to compile Flex libraries, Flex applications, generate FlexUnit TestSuites, and run FlexUnit te
- Sun acquires MySQL; Adds to its software stack | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com – One big question is what Sun does next to build out its stack of open source software and other applications covering middleware, storage and virtualization. Sun?s software lineup now includes Java, MySQL, OpenSolaris and GlassFish
- ONLamp.com: Administering MySQL Using Flex – PHPMyAdmin rocks. Of that there can be no question. It’s easily one of the best PHP-based applications, because it trades the clunky command-line interface for MySQL administration for the web browser. But while it’s very powerful, it’s not very friendly
- InfoQ: Java Persistence and EJB3 – This talk covers the key aspects of the Java Persistence API and its role in the development of EJB 3 app, including use of the EntityManager API, persistence units and persistence contexts, queries, object/relational mapping, and how the combination of E
- InfoQ: Why Scala? – Scala is a modern multi-paradigm programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. It smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages.
- Ian’s Blog » Scala: The best of both Ruby and Java – Nonetheless, for anyone yearning for the advantages of both Ruby and Java in one language, you should definitely take a look at Scala
- Silly season [dive into mark] – And Microsoft "rebooted the web." I guess that?s all you can do after freezing up for five years. Hey, look over there, shiny objects! That poster may as well be titled ?Fucked 6 Ways From Sunday,? because that?s what you?ll be if you buy into a
- The Park Paradigm – 3 things – …to speak to this group of senior executives from (mostly large) financial services firms about how the changes brought on by technology might impact their businesses going forward.
- Ajaxian – Mindframe: An Adobe Spry-like Ajax Framework – Mindframe is a new Ajax framework that builds on top of Prototype and ZParse which gives you xml dataset & simple array database, region binding & controlling, Data utility methods: sorting, filtering, selection, drag&drop, trade zones, etc.
- Atlassian Developer Blog: From manual to automatic – Over the last 6 months the Crowd team have taken a phased approach to moving Crowd into the world of Continuous Integration. Basically we have taken the following steps
LinkDropper is an application to maintain your collection of bookmarks online built using Ant, Spring and Hibernate
Canonical will distribute Sun’s open-source Glassfish software for running Java on servers with the Ubuntu version of Linux,
Just attended the No Fluff, Just Stuff Java Symposium in Milwaukee and it totally kicked butt. Met with people like Dave Thomas (The Pragmatic Programmer), James Duncan Davidson (ANT, Tomcat and lots more), Jason Hunter (The servlet book), Brute Tate (Bitter Java/EJB), Robert Martin (OO & XP), Mike Clark (JUnit) and a host of new people like Stuart Halloway (DevelopMentor) who hosted really great sessions on Java classloading, and XML Schema.
Overall, this was an incredible session and a great value for the money spent. Being able to interact with these people on a one-on-one basis is just great and the sessions are focused with tons of technical material unlike other conferences.
A must-attend event when the show comes to your town or state. More detailed report to follow.