Win a Duke Award!

February 28 is the deadline for submitting entries for the 2006 Duke's Choice Award to find "the coolest Java technology innovations on the planet". Five finalists will be selected in the first round, with a second round from March 1 until March 31 to select the final winner which will be announced at JavaOne. Submit your entries and good luck! Last years winners are here. Community,

Thursday, January 12, 2006 | General | Read More

Starting a new blog on WS and GF...

Vijay says he is starting a new blog on Web Services in GlassFish. We will track and report on his contributions. WebServices,

Thursday, January 12, 2006 | General | Read More

How To change the default Password...

So, what is one of the first rules of security? choose a good password (also look here for an older but still good article). And having your system with the default password is not a good idea, so... James explains how to change the default password in his recent entry. And, BTW, welcome to blogging, James! Security,

Thursday, January 12, 2006 | General | Read More

Diversity is Good for \*you\*

BioDiversity is good, and so is diversity of implementations. I've been the specification lead for a number of JCP expert groups, and I believe that the specifications are better when there are multiple competing implementations that "keep them honest". Customers also benefit from having several strong implementations competing for their attention, while the compatiblity requirements of the Java EE specification simplify moving an application from one container to the other. It...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 | General | Read More

JWSDP 2.0 samples run again on GlassFish

Jerome has turned off the validation machinery that made the JWSDP 2.0 samples stop working on b32 ofGlassFish. In his blog he describes the problem in detail: in a nutshell, he was trying to catch improper usage of annotation at deployment time rather than at run-time, but JWSDP 2.0 is very unusual so that backfired. Jerome explains that he could special-case the JWSDP 2.0 situation, but he is not sure this is a good idea and is soliciting feedback... WebServices, XML,

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 | General | Read More

RESTful Web Services

Marc is one of the co-spec leads of JAX-WS 2.0 (spec | RI). He is now doing research in a number of things inside Sun, including WADL. In his latest blog, he shows how to write a RESTful Web Service, using the JAX-WS 2.0 implementation from JWSDP 2.0 preview and XPath (from JAXP) to access theYahoo News Search service. RESTful Web Services is something that cannot be handled in JAX-RPC 1.1 but is easily done in JAX-WS 2.0. This is further helped by the wayJAX-WS 2.0 can...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 | General | Read More