By oracletechnet on Jun 22, 2011
Hey, it looks like there will be a party in session on 7/7. If you're a Java fan, you can probably guess why!
JavaOne 2011, Oct. 2-6, San Francisco, promises to be a great conference--with your help. The JavaOne Call for Papers in now open. Every year we get amazing proposals from well recognized luminaries in the Java community. But newbies should not be intimidated! We can't evaluate proposals that aren't submitted. User your creativity! Share a topic that stands out. Showcase your unique approach to utilizing Java technology.
Sharat Chander, JavaOne Program Committee Chairperson, is eager to get started. "Now that the Call for Papers is open, I'm really looking forward to receiving even more quality submissions this year compared to last year's conference," he said. To hear more from Sharat about the Call for Papers, you can listen to this Java Spotlight Podcast.
IMPORTANT: Submit your proposal as soon as possible, the the Call for Papers closes May 23, less than four weeks from today!
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Java.net, the home of Java community projects, has been re-launched with a new look and new tools for developers. The move from CollabNet to the Kenai infrastructure offers more flexibility for developers who want to host or contribute to community projects. Instead of the large, fixed infrastructure per project (for example, several mailing lists per project), Kenai's ala carte features allow users to take only what they need. "We will continue to have the great mix of blogs, forums, and editorial content as well as new tools on the project side, including Mercurial, Git, and JIRA for developers," Java.net Community Manager Sonya Barry explains.
The migration was a huge effort. Over 1400 projects were migrated (and some 30 projects are left to go). A large part of the migration was a big cleanup of abandoned projects. With the high abandonment rate of open source projects, the was a lot to remove. The new java.net site is smaller, faster and now the percentage of good, current content is much higher.
Check it out at http://home.java.net/!
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chat with Ajay Patel, Oracle's VP leading the Java Evangelist team, about "the state of the union" wrt Oracle and Java. Take a look:
And here are some choice quotes, some paraphrased, as helpfully transcribed by Java evangelist Terrence Barr:
Who says video killed the podcast star? We're seeing more favorites out there than ever before.
For example, the OTN team is proud to be supporters of the Java Spotlight Podcasts, straight from the official Java Evangelist Team at Oracle (lots of great insider info); the OurSQL: The MySQL Database Podcasts, produced by MySQL maven (and Oracle ACE Director) Sheeri Cabral; and The GlassFish Podcast, always a reliable source. And we'd add The Java Posse and The Basement Coders to our personal playlist.
And although we're on a video kick ourselves at the moment, you can still get the audio of our TechCast Live shows, if you think we have "faces for radio."
Virtual Developer Day is back with a vengeance! On Feb. 1, login to learn how Oracle WebLogic Server enables a whole new level of productivity for enterprise developers. Also hear the latest on Java EE 6 and the programming tenets that have made it a true platform breakthrough, and get hands-on with our VirtualBox virtual machine image!
Even better, you never have to leave your desk - you'll get access to live sessions with chat support, and even 1-1 desktop sharing upon request. It's a no-brainer, get registered!
We OTN-ers like it even more than you will though because it allows us to freeze-dry entire software stacks into VM images. Developers can simply download a few files, assemble them with a script we provide, and then import and run the resulting pre-built VM in VirtualBox. Voila, instant (insert name here) stack.
These VMs are particularly handy in support of in-person workshops, but there's no reason we can't make them available for everyone. Which we have done, in Java, database, and SOA/BPM flavors. (All "ingredients" are listed at the referenced link, and they are extensive.)
Now that we have the kinks worked out, other flavors are sure to become available in 2011.
Now go get 'em!
We're excited to announce the first milestone in Java.net's migration to a new home. We launched beta.java.net with a small group of projects from the GlassFish Community earlier this week. Java.net and beta.java.net will exist in parallel for a few months while we move the projects over. The new site will offer an expanded menu of features for projects to use, including Mercurial, GIT, JIRA, project wikis, and custom websites.
Our second major milestone will be the site relaunch in mid-December. We will be updating the new site with a completely new design and moving our editorial content, blogs, forums, and wikis at that time. Next year, we'll be inviting all of the projects and members of Kenai.com to join Java.net, and we'll be making major updates to our community and social features.
Community manager Sonya Barry will provide updates via her blog.