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Posted by editor on July 10, 2010 at 11:35 PM PDT

This week's news on was spread out fairly evenly across a broad spectrum of topics, with Java EE / GlassFish receiving the greatest coverage. The upcoming web site changes related to the integration of Sun sites and Oracle sites also received considerable attention.

If you didn't get a chance to visit on a daily basis in the past week, read on, and you'll find all of the week's Java Today news items, a selection of blog posts, and the old and new spotlights and polls.

This week's index:

Conferences, JUG Meetings

Last week's Spotlight was Justin Kestelyn's post Of Buses, Surfboards, and Communities:

Me and other members of the team, Vikki and Todd, specifically, had a blast at ODTUG's Kaleidoscope conference earlier this week. That group knows how to run one, and the results show it: attendance was up 25% this year. Kudos to the organizers. (Incidentally, Oracle ACE Director Edward Roske is the conf chair for 2011, so ACE Directors will continue to have a strong presence there.) As always, it was good to see the usual suspects. What's more, we got a visit from the Java Bus (#javaroadtrip), which parked right next to the conference space at the hotel...

Adam Bien talked about A Day in Paris (JUG) with Java EE 6:

Back from JUG Paris. It was almost a conference (~200 attendees). It was my first time in Paris -> I really like the city. Although I was said to got some competition by the football world championships, the room was packed.I predicted France to become the football world champion (I'm a true football expert :-)) - the attendees liked my expertise in this area. I started with slides and ended in the IDE...

Joe Darcy announced his JavaOne 2010 Talks Scheduled:

My two JavaOne talks this year have now been scheduled: * Monday, September 20, 11:30AM, Project Coin: Small Language Changes for JDK 7. Abstract: Project Coin is an effort to select and implement a set of small language changes to enhance programmer productivity in JDK 7. Project Coin language changes include improved integer literals, strings in switch, and the diamond operator. This session will describe the language changes and demo IDE support...

On the lighter side, the JavaOne Conference Blog presented a video, The Most Important the Universe!

Learn about JavaOne's *universal* reach in this series of videos about Kar-Rek, Agent from Planet Lu-Zor. His mission: Save his planet by discovering a better technology to control their renegade devices...

The new poll is When was the last time you attended a Java community event (JUG meeting, conference, etc.)? Voting will be open for the next week.

JavaEE, GlassFish

On, Justin Cater posted GWT 2 Spring 3 JPA 2 Hibernate 3.5 Tutorial