What's brewing in the world of Java?
By Jacob Lehrbaum on Dec 06, 2010
It seems like there is always something happening around Java and there just isn't enough time to feature everything that happens. So I'd like to start a new (weekly) feature where we strive to capture some of the major events that have happened over the past week or so. Did I miss anything? comment below and let us know!
- Obviously the big news this week is JavaOne Brazil. Brazil has always been a big (and vocal) support of Java so its great to see JavaOne take place in that great country.
- Java Spotlight Podcast #5: Feature interview with Brazilian Java Champions Bruno Souza and Fabiane Nardon in preparation for JavaOne Brazil. Also featured: Devoxx recap and a Java SE update
- Java Spotlight Podcast #6: Feature interview with Michael Kölling and Ian Utting, BlueJ and Greenfoot creators. Also featured: update on Java EE 7 draft specifications including JAX-RS 2.0, JPA 2.1, JSF 2.2 (HTML5), JMS and more!
- OpenJDK on Mac OS X: Want to check out an unofficial build of OpenJDK 7 for Snow Leopard? You're in luck! This new project has published working binaries as well as everything needed to build and package OpenJDK 1.7 for Mac OS X 10.6
- Java SE Embedded run circles around Android: Oracle's Bob Vandette has published a lengthy blog comparing the performance of Android 2.2 (Froyo) with the latest Java SE Embedded release. In his detailed writeup, he compares the two virtual machines using a series of benchmarks that show Java SE Embedded coming out ahead each time, and by a substantial factor of 2X-3X.
- Why I like the new JavaFX 2.0: Check out Jim Connors' thoughts on why he likes the new JavaFX including better tooling, performance, and integration with Java.
- Free, Pre-built Virtualbox Images for Java Developer: Java Developer Days... from the comfort of your own home!
- Register for a live Webcast on Java TV Standards presented by Oracle's Chief Digital Media officer on December 16th
- Preview: LWUIT Builder - check out a growing number of screencasts created directly by the LWUIT team on this exciting new tool for mobile developers