Podcast #12 from Oracle's Java blog is out now, posted on Jan 13, 2011. In the 30:16 minute long podcast, the discussion focused on,
1. GlassFish webinar series :
With GlassFish 3.1 soon to be released, and Java EE 6 still a very popular topic, the GlassFish Webinar Series has you covered on lots of different topics. That's no less than 12 webinars scheduled before the end of May to cover the Java EE programming model, various tools, what's new in GlassFish 3.1, clustering, admin, productivity, Coherence*Web integration, HK2, Security, Embedded and more.
Free registration for the webinar link is also available.
For more info, click here.
2. Roller 5 on multiple Java EE AppServers:
Apache Roller is a full-featured, multi-user and group-blog server suitable for blog sites, large and small. Roller is a Java web application that runs on any Java EE server and any relational database and will soon ship version 5. Some of Roller's key features are, Multi-user blogging, Group blogging with three permisson levels (editor, author and limited), Support for comment moderation, control over blog layout/style via templates, Built-in search engine, Pluggable cache and rendering system, Support for blog clients that support MetaWeblog API and all blogs have entry and comment feeds in both RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 formats
It powers internal and external employee blogs at Sun, IBM and other companies as well as the JRoller.com Java blogging community. It also powers the Oracle Java blog (and all of blogs.sun.com - 5k+ blogs, 145k entries, hundreds of thousands of hits every day).
For more info, please click here and here.
3. Update on GlassFish 3.1:
GlassFish 3.1 Open Source Edition is scheduled to ship in February 2011. Building on the modular, Java EE 6 based GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 3.0, version 3.1 is the next major release of GlassFish Server Open Source Edition. This release is currently under development and will focus on the following features:
- Clustering and Centralized Administration
- High Availability
More info here.
4. Interview with Adam Bien:
Adam Bien has started Java development with JDK 1.0 in 1996. And since then, he has spent his whole career as a freelancer working on the server side with Java with efforts towards client side too. Following things were discussed during the interview.
- Swing and JavaFX 2.0 with java API with emphasis on Java FX script.
- With Java FX 2.0, with the Java API we can work with Groovy, Scala and the four guys, JRuby.
- Ease of Java EE 6 and 7 development.
- Apple's donation of Mac OS X to OpenJDK.
5. Oracle Magazine January/Februray 2011 - Simplicity by Design
6. 10 Things Java Should Steal from Ruby:
This was a session that was done by Bruce Tate in August of 2006. Discussion on how things look today is given below:
- Continuations which are basically syntactic method of implementing certain types of optimization, are not deemed to be a part of Java.
- Meta-programming is not available to Java because of the very nature of how statically typed the language is.
- Conventions over XML, ease of development in Java EE 5, which had to do with convention of a configuration as well as annotations rather than XML if you wanted to change that default behavior.
There were few other points which can be heard in the podcast.
Thanks and warm wishes!
Sunit Ronnie Ghosh