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
So, what did we miss?