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JadeLiquid is pleased to announce the long-awaited release of the WebRenderer Swing Edition 6.0 supporting 64-bit systems. WebRenderer 6.0 includes support for both 32 and 64-bit systems on Windows, OS X and Linux. SPARC Solaris is also a supported platform. The WebRenderer Swing Editi...
Add Java to the list of rebellious Sun properties bucking Oracle hegemony. According to the Register, before Oracle OpenWorld the Java Community Process (JCP), the only entity that's supposed to be able to approve changes to Java, quietly passed a resolution demanding that Oracle sp...
Enterprises today are implementing agile development methodologies, to ensure that their software reaches the user as quickly as possible. Getting this application tested thoroughly is a very important. Frameworks and newer IDE's have made the task of the programmer easier and have tre...
Java developers might want to think about hoisting Terracotta on their shoulders and marching around JavaOne this weekend. The company thinks it's overcome the garbage collection-created impasse preventing Java apps from using lots of memory just when lots of memory has gotten terri...
Java papa James Gosling, who left Oracle on Good Friday slamming the door behind him, has dropped another provocative hint about the circumstances of his departure from Sun's new master. When he blogged that he'd quit, he wrote "As to why I left, it's difficult to answer: Just about...
  Abstract There are many different types of command line options that programs need to recognize. Many languages (e.g.: bash and perl) has built-in processing of command line options; Java does not. The Java Command Line Options (JCLO) package performs this task for a variety of o...
In enterprise IT no one just raises salary if there is a way to hire someone else for less money. It's just not in the corporate culture where people are treated as nameless resources. Have you ever wondered why policemen get lower salaries than Java developers even though people in th...
Sun has released VirtualBox 3.1.0, it's cross-platform virtualisation software to include support for 2D video acceleration for Windows guests. Virtual Box is available in two versions.The open source edition is available under the GPL, but is only available from Sun as source code...
Interarbor Solution principal analyst Dana Gardner had a drink with IBM Software chief Steve Mills last week. He said Mills thinks that the Oracle-Sun deal will go through but that Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is buying Sun because he doesn’t “understand the hardware business” and won’t ge...
Not long ago I worked on a team charged with building up a Java-based REST infrastructure. Our goals were to first support what was then an emerging specification for Java-based RESTful services called JAX-RS. Beyond that, we had thoughts of building an entire framework, both server an...
There are a number of esteemed contests for the greatest and fastest software developers among us – events where we can pit our coding prowess against fellow brainiacs and like-minded techies. I think it’s high time we had an alternative set of awards, suited not to aspiring budding Tu...
IT managers can look to an unlikely source for career inspiration: the late Walter Cronkite. The guiding principles that made Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America" can help impact your career in the world of high tech. The late Walter Cronkite as a role model for IT managers? ...
The common methods for functional GUI testing are the "record and execute" script technique and writing test programs for different scenarios. In the "record and execute," the test designer interacts with the GUI and all the events are recorded in a script. The script can later be repl...
A couple of patterns that could cause Java heap exhaustion were identified from years of research at IBM. One interesting scenarios was observed when Java applications generate excessive amount of finalizable objects whose classes have non-trivial Java finalizers. A Java finalizer perf...
We can visualize resource starvation using an elaborate rendition of the Dining Philosophers Problem. This classic metaphor of resource allocation among processes was first introduced in 1971 by Edsger Dijkstra in his paper “Hierarchical Ordering of Sequential Processes.” It’s been a m...
Software testing while one of the most important tasks done in a development project is often misunderstood and abused by everyone from programmers and managers to testers. Wikipedia calls testing “an empirical investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the ...
“What would you think if I told you that you can develop a web application at least ten times faster with Rails than you can with a typical Java framework?” Oops! Ten times faster! Well, after these comments I decided to learn Ruby on Rails. I need to know the true key of the productiv...
Want an easy way to build installers for Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, IBM i, Mac OS X, and more? Try InstallAnywhere 2009! From the makers of InstallShield, InstallAnywhere is the most popular installation tool for Java developers. Create bulletproof installers for any platform in minut...
Sun Microsystems and the NetBeans Community announced new third-party support for the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE). These new modeling, business intelligence and mobile application development partner offerings continue to enhance the productivity and choice that d...
Esmertec, a Swiss firm specializing in Android and Java virtual machines, is acquiring Purple Labs, French vendor of mobile stacks compatible with the LiMo Platform. In a stock deal worth about 19.7 million shares, the two European companies will be renamed as Myriad Group AG. The new ...
Sun Microsystems announced the availability of the JavaFX Mobile platform, enabling the Java wireless ecosystem to create expressive solutions, which leverage the power and ubiquity of the Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME). The JavaFX Mobile platform delivers rich content and servi...
JavaBlackBelt, a leader in Java learning and now powered by over 50,000 developers in its European community, today announced the opening of its web 2.0-based Java skills management services to enterprises in the US and India. Specifically, it has reached agreement with Boston-based G...
This year's JavaOne attendance must be the best ever. I have my own little indicator: SYS-CON Media put 6,000 copies of the JDJ - Java Developer's Journal's May's issue, by the end of the first day all magazines were gone. They are shipping another 6,000 copies today!
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