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The panel for the Big Question

Posted by daniel on June 25, 2004 at 5:35 PM PDT

Now, less than a week away, the panel for the discussion about "a new community and development model."

I'm beginning to have high hopes for this panel. The current line up includes Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, James Gosling and Rob Gingell from Sun, Brian Behlendorf from CollabNet, Lawrence Lessig from Stanford (and from Creative Commons), and IBM's Rod Smith. Could be a fun morning.

James Gosling loves the Mars project. In today's
Weblogs he blogs that he thinks the coolest talk at JavaOne will be on the Mars Exploration Rover

Jini is too old to be that young. In The Unexpected Newborn Adult, Ken Arnold writes that
"For many folks at Sun there are two kinds of Java: J2EE and J2ME. Everything else is just baggage. And these folks seem to control the agenda for JavaOne. The number of rejected talks by big projects using Jini, JavaSpaces, and other Java technologies is pretty amazing."

Bob Bemer has passed away due to complications from cancer. John Mitchell blogs that Bob invented the ASCII data format and was an old-school computer geek. "He never got the coding out of his system. He was a coder until he couldn't code any more. He lived it and breathed it." said his son. R.I.P.

In Also in Java Today , in Using CachedRowSet to Transfer JDBC Query Results Between Class,Sean Eidenmiller explains that "As it stands, a ResultSet object 'loses' its data when the connection to the database is terminated." He clarifies that more accurately, the data is no longer accessible and shows you how to "return a ResultSet object to a different class or thin client without losing the results of a query." The answer is a "CachedRowSet object, populate it with data from a ResultSet, and return it to other classes that need to use and/or modify the data."

A Message Driven Bean " is essentially a message consumer that can listen to a message destination or a message endpoint and gets activated when a message arrives." In Using a JMS Provider with MDBs via the J2EE Connector Architecture
he discusses "enhancements made in J2EE 1.4 to provide pluggability of messaging providers and discussed the steps required to use a JMS provider with a resource adapter. " He concludes with a useful collection of best-practices for MDBs.

Projects and Communities
, Marc Hadley writes "The latest version of the Java Web Services Developer Pack is now available with support for the recently ratified OASIS Web Services Security standards, the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 and the WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0."

Thorsten Laux reports on the launch of JDIC and JDNC. "Within a week we had MacOS X and FreeBSD patches for JDIC submitted by community members and we're receiving an endless wave of screensaver submissions using the Java screensaver SDK in JDIC."

In our JavaOne 2004, gary Kephart likes the auto scheduler but writes

in today's Forums that he would like to be able to schedule more than 30 sessions.

Another comment on
code license in books and articles, this time from zander who writes that "if you find my sourcecode somewhere and somebody stripped the copyright notice so you feel its save to use it; I can still sue you for infringement. ... any work is always copyrighted as soon as its placed on a tangible holder. There is ALWAYS a licence needed if you want to others to use or even copy it. No licence means nobody can use it. So, what this boils down to is that the licence saying it should stay with the copyrighted work effectively says the work will stay open and copyable."

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