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Posted by editor on July 17, 2010 at 5:37 PM PDT

This week's news features and blogs covered everything from Java EE / GlassFish to Java tools, platforms, and frameworks, to programming, the JDK, mobile, and open source projects.

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 poll was When was the last time you attended a Java community event (JUG meeting, conference, etc.)? The breakdown of the 202 votes was:

  • 57% (115 votes) - Never
  • 10% (21 votes) - A long time ago
  • 9% (19 votes) - Within the past year
  • 9% (18 votes) - Within the past month
  • 8% (16 votes) - Within the past 3 years
  • 5% (11 votes) - Within the past 3 months
  • 1% (2 votes) - I don't know

The Java User Groups Community posted The Java Road Trip: Code to Coast Tour -

The Java Road Trip: Code to Coast tour is well on it's way traveling across country visiting Java User Groups on the way! Among the tour participants are distinguished Java technologists at Oracle who will demonstrate rich new Java technologies, support fellow developers at Java user group (JUG) meetings, meet with enterprise developers and consumers, and share the spirit of innovation that is the essence of Java...

Arun Gupta provided a review of the Java Road Trip 2010 - New Orleans Stop:

Java Road Trip is a tour across 20 cities in the United States showcasing Oracle's commitment to everything Java. I talked about Java EE 6 & GlassFish 3 at the New Orleans yesterday. The day started with an overcast sky, caught up with heat wave around the country (around 91 degrees), showed a reflection of super humidity (about 80%), and then ended with a thunder, lightning, and a heavy downpour while I was boarding the flight to back home. The venue of the event was University of New Orleans...

JavaEE, GlassFish

In the Aquarium, Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart said there's Still No Bait and Switch - Oracle GlassFish Server and GlassFish Server Open Source Edition:

My recent entry at
GlasFish For Business

Oracle GlassFish Server 3.0.1
interpreted by some
as indicating that Oracle had cjr/PB10143t02-bub.listhanged significantly the distribution model of GlassFish from what Sun did.
I believe I
clarified the situation
but this seems a good time to update the old
No Bait-and-Switch
post from 2007. Oracle provides two main distributions of
GlassFish Server Open Source Edition
and the
Oracle GlassFish Server,
both delivered using IPS packages...

Jitendra Kotamraju announced JAX-WS 2.2 in JDK 7 b100:

JAX-WS 2.2 is integrated into JDK 7 b100

Ed Burns announced JSF 2.1 Build 01 integrated into GlassFish nightly:

This quick entry announces that we've started work on JSF 2.1 in earnest.

Juliano Viano described Using btrace with Glassfish v3:

Btrace is a wonderful tool for debugging complex application problems. I have used it recently to debug a strange finalizer problem in an application running on Glassfish V3. Since getting it to work with v3 wasn't very straightforward, I will share my findings here in case someone else is trying to do the same... BTrace works as a JVM Agent, which means it gets the chance to modify classes...

Tools, IDEs, etc.

Hudson Labs reported on an Updated Chrome Extension:

The developer for the Hudson extension for Google Chrome, Sebastian Sanitz, emailed the users@ list today to inform the community of an update to his fantastic extension. Sebastian's extension monitors by default, but the URL and polling interval are both trivial to change. When any of the builds in the configured URL fail, you'll see a red "Fail" indicator, otherwise green "Ok"...

Hudson Labs announced that you can now Monitor Hudson from your Android:

So you've got your fancy Android cell phone and you're thinking to yourself "besides feeling smugly superior to iPhone users, what can I do with this thing?" Perhaps you should be considering using it as a phone but if that's too boring, check out the new and improved Hudson Mood widget for Android! The latest release brings support for multiple servers and fancier graphics...

Geertjan Wielenga answered the question Where to attend a presentation on the NetBeans Platform?

Where to attend a presentation on the NetBeans Platform? Well, in the coming months, here are the places to be: London. Johannesburg & Cape Town. San Francisco. What will you learn? ...

Geertjan Wielenga reported on Ouagadougou on the NetBeans Platform (Part 2)

In part 1, you can read how Skype and WebEx were used in Prague to provide a NetBeans Platform Certified Training to students in Burkina Faso. The second part of the training will be a workshop. In the workshop, the students will port one of their existing applications to the NetBeans Platform. To prepare for the workshop, I've been studying the application the students provided, i.e., a CMS in Java and Swing, with this source structure...

John Smart announced that A new chapter of the 'Continuous Integration with Hudson' book is available:

A new draft chapter of the 'Continuous Integration with Hudson' book is now available online. This new chapter discusses automated testing with hudson, including unit, integration and performance testing. You can download the PDF version on the book web page. As usual, all comments are welcome!

Platforms, Frameworks

Jean-Francois Arcand posted Friday