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Posted by editor on November 28, 2007 at 8:28 AM PST

Tomorrow's chat in Second Life

I got a brief note from the people about a virtual event to be held tomorrow in Second Life, so I finally got around to signing up for an account and downloading the software. And that's why this blog is late this morning -- it took a while to create my avatar (that's "Invalidname Schism" to you) and to make him properly reflect my weight and lack of hair. Oh sure, I could have gone for some wild fantasy look, but I'm just not that creative, at least not on company time.

Anyways, I teleported over to the Sun pavilion in SL and chatted with the Java quiz bot... all the questions are about EJB! Fortunately, you can just blurt out answers until you get the right one. Somewhere in the pavilion, I managed to pick up a JavaFX t-shirt, which gave me a good excuse to drop the chainmail I'd gotten from the tutorial area.

So, I'm set for the event, and here's the original listing: Sun's Dana Nourie is inviting Java developers to meet in the Sun Microsystems Developer Playground in Second Life tomorrow -- November 29 at 9-10 AM PDT -- to chat about how you can learn the Java platform.

Also in Java Today,
the NetBeans QA team has announced the results of the NetBeans IDE 6.0 Community Acceptance Survey that ended November 25th. They write, "93% of respondents agree that NetBeans 6.0 Release Candidate is stable enough to move into FCS. A few respondents recommended that we fix some more issues, and our quality engineers are evaluating these."

TheServerSide has posted a novel article by Akshay Sharma on how to Design to Unit Test. "Thinking about unit testing during design, leads to a good design. Unit tests are not just pieces to catch 'bugs', they also drive the design. Unit tests enforce the contract of the classes and methods and thus making sure the design adheres to the contract of the system."

Tom White starts off today's Weblogs with an entry about
Consistent Hashing.
"I've bumped into consistent hashing a couple of times lately. But what is it and why should you care? This post has a look."

In the first of several featured weblogs on annotations, Sahoo offers
My experience while writing an annotation processor - part I.
"Recently I was writing an annotation processor that would generate persistence.xml file when I compile my JPA entity classes. While writing this compiler plugin certain things did not behave the way I was expecting. I will talk about them in two parts. In this part I will talk about Java related issues."

Seema Richard keeps on the annotation beat with
Annotation based configuration in Spring.
"The latest annotation-based configuration approach in Spring has made application development simpler and easier."

In today's Forums,
jagtapyb reporting a
Problem with JSR 82 on Ubuntu fiesty version.
"We are porting JSR-82 (BlueZ+Ubuntu), While porting we have found that phoneME code for JSR82 works fine for Ubuntu's Dapper version. But we are facing problem in service registration on Ubuntu's Edgy and fiesty version. The problem is in btSDDB.c file, In bt_sddb_update_record() function, It is trying to record service using sdp_record_register() function, in this function I am getting error value as 22, and that is for invalid argument. What can be the reason for the same?"

kcochrane notes an inconsistent problem with
namespace prefix in generated soap message.
"We are developing client software to communicate with a WCF server component hosted by an external organisation. This has been done using Glassfish 54. Upon examining the generated SOAP messages, they seem to contain a namespace prefix for all elements (ie ) but only when called from some developers machines. If I change the source wsdl and schema documents to have a different level of nesting in the xml elements then it also has an impact on the inclusion of a namespace prefix."

Finally, Patrick Wright looks forward to a presentation by Kleopatra in
Re: Javapolis: what you always wanted to know but never ...
I'm very much looking forward to your talk! Since you've been working with both Swing and SwingLabs for so long, I'd love to hear your thoughts on where improvements and features are hampered by long-standing design decisions in the APIs (for Swing, SwingX, AWT, etc), and how we might move forward--what input and feedback you'd have for a next-gen UI library. However, I'll be happy to hear you talk about whatever you want to talk about.

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