Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

Bebo Develoepr Challenge, JavaFX, and OpenSolaris


Bebo's Developer Challenge is open for another few weeks, so developers can submit their applications till January 6th. While Web 2.0 developers with PHP and Ruby already looking into the contest, this is a great opportunity for Java developers to move towards Social Networking realm and submit their applications based on Bebo's Java APIs. What I like about Bebo development is that they have a pretty neat API Browser that allows you to validate the  API call before incorporating it into your program.

With Sun Startup Essentials, you get a year free Joyent accelerator for the Bebo application hosting.

There are also a couple exciting technology announcement from Sun around JavaFX and OpenSolaris 2008.11 release that generate a good bit of momentum in the community. Check out the summary of the latest features in the OS and as for JavaFX you happened to be on Facebook, don't forget to play the puzzle, it's pretty cool.

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Marina Fisher is a member of Oracle ISV Engineering team, posting blogs around industries, technologies, and applications she is working with.

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