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Posted by editor on August 1, 2007 at 6:43 AM PDT


Voices that podcast listeners just can't get away from

It's a curious thing to know people primarily by the sound of their voice, as I imagine a lot of people know the Java Posse members by their voices and the banner picture atop their web page. Actually meeting these people in real life can be a little odd at first -- you're instantly familiar with the voice, but not so much the face, the body, the mannerisms, etc.

It's also funny when familiar voices move around your podcast client, like when someone you know shows up as a guest on a podcast, or when podcasters appear on each other's shows. The Posse did this earlier this year when they did a crossover episode with Drunk and Retired.

And if you're already listening to the Posse and the NetBeans Podcast, then get ready for some more cognitive dissonance. Episode 32 of the NetBeans Podcast is an all-Ruby session as Posse member and developer Tor Norbye joins evangelists Roman Strobl and Gregg Sporar. Listen in as Norbye discusses his work on Ruby support in the NetBeans IDE, features he wants to implement, why Java developers should consider Ruby, ways for the community to contribute to the project, and more.


Also in Java Today,
InfoQ recalls the pre-JavaOne controversy over TCK licensing in their update article Apache JCK Request Hits 90 Days without Resolution. "More than three months have passed since Geir Magnusson Jr., VP of Apache Harmony, published an open letter to Sun Microsystems demanding that they should remove "unacceptable" restrictions in the Java Compatibility Kit (JCK) license. [...] At present 90 days have passed with no further response."

Have you ever wondered what it is like to lead a JSR through the JCP
program? Or are you a current Spec Lead who is interested in tips based
on the experience of others? Learn more as the JCP continues its profile of the JSR process in The Life of a Spec Lead: Part III, Cycling Through the Draft Reviews


Returning to the topic of podcasting for a moment, our latest JavaOne Community Corner Podcast is j1-2k7-mtH04: NetBeans tools for developing OpenESB composite applications by Tientien Li. This mini-talk will overview Netbeans based developer tools available for OpenESB composite application development. It consists of a quick tour of the IDE-based development workflow with demos of following topics using Netbeans 6.0 tools and OpenESB run-time


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