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What Do You Think about the java.net Site?

Posted by editor on August 25, 2010 at 9:26 AM PDT

What do you think of the java.net site? java.net's Sonya Barry asks that question in her latest Community Manager blog post, Tell me what you think, which I'm currently featuring as a java.net Spotlight.

From Sonya's post:

For several years now I've been involved in on-again, off-again plans to do a major upgrade to the site. This time it's really happening. People are working on building out the new site now, and we're going to start rolling out the migration plan here once the first tests are complete... I'm really excited that beyond that, the new site will be developed by an agile team, so we can try new things and be in a state of constant improvement across the site. Adding new features won't be a years-long process any more. Since we've got this going I think it's a good time to ask you all, what do you think of the site? I'm looking for constructive criticism here. Tell me what is wrong and what could be fixed, or what you love and want to stay the same forever and always. My goal here is to cast the widest possible net...

So, if you've got some ideas about the java.net site, consider posting a comment to Sonya's post.


Java Today

In the Aquarium, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine talks about GlassFish RESTful administration progress in 3.1:

Complete administration, from web console to rich command line (asadmin) has always been a strong set of features in GlassFish and often a key differentiator versus other application servers. Jason Lee takes you in his blog entry through the basics and the recent development of a more recent administration feature - the RESTful admin interface...

Arun Gupta provides TOTD #144: CDI @Produces for container-managed @Resource -

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Kirk Pepperdine writes about verbose gc logging:

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On developerWorks, Ted Neward continues his series with 5 things you didn't know about ... Command-line flags for the JVM:

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Poll

The topic of the current java.net poll is the "JavaOne Strategy and Directions" Keynote, which will feature Larry Ellison and Thomas Kurian. Our poll asks: Which area will receive the most attention in the JavaOne "Java Strategy and Directions" keynote? The poll will be open until next Mondy.


Spotlights

Our latest java.net Spotlight is Community Manager Sonya Barry's blog post Tell me what you think:

"For several years now I've been involved in on-again, off-again plans to do a major upgrade to the site. This time it's really happening. People are working on building out the new site now, and we're going to start rolling out the migration plan here once the first tests are complete. Our goal for migration...

We're also currently highlighting the JavaOne Conference Blog's announcement of the JavaOne and Oracle Develop Unconference as a java.net Spotlight:

In addition to the power packed "official" sessions of JavaOne and Oracle Develop, there will be an unconference that runs in conjunction with the main conference from Monday-Thursday at the Parc 55 hotel. If you want to lead a session, you can register your session in the currently open three tracks at the unconference website write an abstract to get others interested in your session...


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