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JavaOne: Garbage First

by Charles Humble on  May 13, 2008

In a JavaOne presentation, Sun Microsystems’ Tony Printezis provided more details on Garbage First, a replacement for the CMS garbage collector particularly targeted at long running server applications.

JavaOne 2008 Day 2 - Bean Validation Presentation and Oracle Fusion Middleware Preview

by Srini Penchikala on  May 08, 2008

On day 2 of JavaOne 2008 conference, Emmanuel Bernard talked about Bean Validation framework (JSR 303). The goal of this specification is to provide a uniform way to express and implement the constraints in java applications. Earlier in the day, Oracle team previewed the upcoming features of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g.

JavaFX at JavaOne 2008

by Jon Rose on  May 07, 2008

So far, JavaOne has been heavy on JavaFX content. It is clear that a lot of work has been done since the initial announcement at last year’s conference. Although, the technologies do not appear to be ready for the typical developer.

SCA and JBI, Best of Both Worlds?

by Srini Penchikala on  May 07, 2008 5

At JavaOne 2008, Jos Dirksen and Tijs Rademakers talked about using Service Component Architecture (SCA) and Java Business Integration (JBI) frameworks together to get the best of both worlds. Using a sample application, they explained how to deploy an SCA application on a JBI container. In another SCA related session, Mike Edwards gave an overview of SCA architecture model.

JavaOne 2008 Day 1 - JavaFX, OSGi, and Android Smoke and Mirrors

by Scott Delap on  May 07, 2008 5

JavaOne kicked off Tuesday in San Francisco with a keynote largely centered on JavaFX. OSGi also made an appearance with the keynote highlighting of the new Glassfish micro-kernel being 98k in size.

Catching up with Closures for Java

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Aug 29, 2007 14

Neal Gafter recently gave a presentation at JavaOne and Jazoon '07 entitled "Closures for Java". The presentation is an accessible but thorough introduction to closures, the goals, the problem with existing solutions, all presented in a conversational style.

The Consumer Java Runtime Environment in Detail

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  May 23, 2007

On May 8th, 2007, Ethan Nicholas and Dennis Gu announced the Consumer JRE at JavaOne. Since JavaOne, Ethan Nicholas and Chet Haase have released additional details about the Consumer JRE, including these elements: Quickstarter, Java Kernel, Deployment Toolkit, Installer Improvements, Windows Graphics Performance, Nimbus Look and Feel.

Building Domain-Specific Languages in JRuby

by Ian Roughley on  May 21, 2007 1

Closing out the Java One conference last week was Rob Harrop's presentation "Exploiting JRuby: Building Domain-Specific Languages for the Java Virtual Machine." Domain specific languages (DSLs) have been gaining popularity, as shown on InfoQ with a presentation on an introduction to domain specific languages by Martin Fowler and posts on the debates in the blogsphere.

Exploring Event Driven Architectures with Esper

by Ian Roughley on  May 21, 2007 26

At Java One Thomas Bernhardt and Alexandre Vasseur explained the concepts of event driven application servers and the Esper project. Event driven application servers are a new category of servers, proving a runtime and supporting infrastructure services (transport, security, event journaling, high availability, connectors, etc.) to servers designed to be able to process over 100,000 events/sec.

Is OSGi the Solution for Mobile Java?

by David Beers on  May 21, 2007 1

Java ME developers face many obstacles that server-side or desktop Java developers never have to contend with. Nokia, Sprint, and IBM teamed for a JavaOne session that outlined a solution to these problems through an service-oriented architecture based on OSGi

JBI 2.0 at JavaOne

by Mark Little on  May 17, 2007 1

Sun unveils JBI 2.0 technical committee which has its first face-to-face meeting at JavaOne and follows up with a full evening of JBI related events.

The Future of SCA

by Stefan Tilkov on  May 17, 2007 7

In a panel on the Service Component Architecture (SCA) at JavaOne, one of the controversive topics was the SCA client programming model. Moderator David Chappell and Gregor Hohpe share their impressions.

The Missing Piece of Desktop Java ... The Consumer JRE

by Scott Delap on  May 15, 2007 4

Missing from the keynote announcements at JavaOne was discussion on improving the deployment path of desktop Java applications. Hope may finally come later this year in the form a consumer targeted JRE however.

Motorola Challenges Java Developers to Rethink Mobile Computing

by Chris Greenlee on  May 11, 2007 3

Thursday at JavaOne started with a thought provoking keynote by Motorola CTO Padmasree Warrior. Rather than the usual vendor keynote making grand announcements or touting specific accomplishments of her company, Warrior focused on challenging Java developers to think hard about the transformation of the mobile world.

Interface21 (Spring) gets 10M VC Funding

by Floyd Marinescu on  May 10, 2007 15

Interface21, the provider of the Spring Framework has announced that it has received $10 million in Series A financing from Benchmark Capital. The new funds will be used to accelerate product development and expand marketing, sales and support infrastructure to scale their professional open source offerings around Spring.

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