JXSE 2.5 : What's Cool #3 -- Programmers Guide 2.5

JXSE (JXTA for Java SE/EE 5.0) 2.5 contains quite a number of exciting changes for JXTA application developers. This little series will look at a few of the important changes in the upcoming release.

One of the most exciting new developments related to JXSE 2.5 is the new edition of the JXSE Programmers Guide that will accompany it's release. Mohamed Abdelaziz (hamada) began working on updating of the Programmers Guide last summer. Over the past year hamada has been leading the effort to add content, update and improve the existing content and correct hundreds of minor errors in the older Guide editions. Having an updated version of the Guide which matches the current JXSE APIs and best practices makes it much easier to get started with JXSE.

Throughout the entire process, and indeed for the last two editions of the Guide, Ted Kosan (tkosan) provided review and suggestions. For the new edition Jérôme Verstrynge provided a complete new tutorial as well doing a thorough review of the entire Guide. Kees Pieters and Mike Cumings (mcumings) also provided a complete reviews of the Guide.

This new edition of the Programmers Guide has been a long time in development. In part, this was because the Guide needed a format conversion and a lot of updates. We'd like to have it updated more frequently with a smaller number of changes in each new edition. The preparing the next edition should take about six months. If you have examples, content or suggestions now would be a great time to get involved. The focus of the next edition will likely be to create more complete write-ups of the new tutorial programs and hopefully new tutorial chapters for Peer Group Services and a replacement Secure Peer Group tutorial. Visit the JXTA Programmers Guide project for more information on getting involved with creating the next edition of the Programmers Guide!

The new edition is available in a number of formats. We are providing JXTA JXSE Programmers Guide 2.5 (PDF) and JXTA JXSE Programmers Guide 2.5 (ODT) as well as, for the first time as print-on-demand, JXTA JXSE Programmers Guide 2.5 (print-on-demand@lulu.com)

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