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JCP EC votes

Posted by daniel on November 19, 2004 at 9:11 AM PST

JCP election results are posted

Onno Kluyt has posted the results of the JCP elections in an open letter. The results are that " The JCP membership elected Google, JBoss and Intel to the SE/EE EC, and Intel and Orange France to the ME EC." Also, "the members of the JCP program ratify the nominations put forward by Sun. This year for the SE/EE EC the following were nominated: Apache, Borland and Nortel Networks. And for the ME EC: NTT Docomo, RIM and Samsung. Voters ratified all nominees. I congratulate the six companies for their election, and I welcome newly elected members NTT Docomo and Samsung to the ME EC and Nortel Networks to the SE/EE EC." The results are posted.

Trying to decide on which GUI framework to use? In today's href=""> Weblogs Ozgur Akan explains Why I choose SWT against Swing " For the Jeopardy project, I have been searching for the right toolkit. Swing is a well known, already tested option while SWT stands there sparkling, brand new toolkit, which has been the building blocks of Eclipse. I have already known that it would be a hard choice."

Bob Lee provides a nice summary of
Running IDEA on Linux from OS X
. James Gosling points to a spirited post rebutting what he calls "HP's smear" in Solaris is from Venus, Linux is from Mars.

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Constantly testing your software keeps you out of trouble, but testing is a drudgery many developers avoid. The cure for drudgery: automation. Mike Clark, author of Pragmatic Project Automation says "each project chore you automate is an investment that pays off immediately and increases in value over time. You can quickly get started with each individual step by using freely available tools such as Ant, Maven, CruiseControl, JUnit, and simple scripts."
In Got Project Automation?, he offers a vision of how easy it is to put out fires when a project's building, source control, testing, and deployment are all automated. As a bonus, he links to a blog entry showing you how to set up your process to display build status with red and green lava lamps.

In today's href=""> Forums, PeterKessler asks "What makes you think that allocation on multi-processors is more expensive? The HotSpot virtual machine has thread-local allocation regions so there's no locking required for allocations (except the ones that refill the thread-local regions, and we have heuristics to make that rare)."

JoergWassmer writes that "Operator overloading makes code MUCH harder to read, harder to understand, and much more error prone (C++). I'm full of hope that Java will never make that weird stuff possible."

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JCP election results are posted