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GlassFish Podcasts 067-070: Not to Be Missed

Posted by editor on November 10, 2010 at 10:11 PM PST

The latest GlassFish Podcast (an interview with the Play Framework's Nicolas Leroux) has just been published. As I checked this out this interesting podcast, I also noticed the three preceding GlassFish Podcasts that I'd missed: a two-part interview with my friend and Java Champion Adam Bien, and an interview with GlassFish Security author Masoud Kalali.

It may seem strange that I hadn't noticed the interviews with Adam and Masoud previously. But, as some of you may know, I've had a bit of down time recently (I missed JavaOne, then missed 4 days of updating the java.net front page, all due to unavoidable family/personal life/death situations). So, it's only today that I noticed these recent GlassFish Podcasts.

What can I say, but -- if Java EE and/or GlassFish is an important interest or aspect of your work, you can't go wrong by listening to these latest GlassFish Podcasts:

Excellent stuff, no?


Java Today

Justin Kestelyn announces beta.java.net : It Lives! and looks ahead to what's planned for java.net's future in the coming months:

We're excited to announce the first milestone in Java.net's migration to a new home. We launched beta.java.net with a small group of projects from the GlassFish Community earlier this week. Java.net and beta.java.net will exist in parallel for a few months while we move the projects over. The new site will offer an expanded menu of features for projects to use, including Mercurial, GIT, JIRA, project wikis, and custom websites...

Henrik Ståhl provides an overview of Oracle's JVM Strategy:

At JavaOne, Paul Hohensee and I presented Oracle's JVM strategy, which expands on and details our published Java SE strategy. For those of you who did not have the benefit of being there, here's a summary of our current plan: * JRockit and HotSpot will be merged into single JVM, incorporating the best features from both; * The result will be contributed incrementally to OpenJDK...

Shai Almog has published the Second Part of The New Resource Editor Tutorial:

So far so good, another part of the resource editor tutorial has made its way up to youtube.... In this part I try to take a step back and cover some basics of what is a theme and how to apply it, I go over some of the basics of what is a selector and how to determine a value for it...

Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart provides an update on Weld 1.1 in GlassFish 3.1:

Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE platform (JSR 299, tag:CDI) is one of the key specifications in JavaEE 6 and as more people are adopting it,
its performance becomes more and more important. GlassFish 3 has implemented CDI from the beginning through
JBoss's Weld, the Reference Implementation for CDI, but
some users have voiced concerns on the performance of the early versions of Weld...


Spotlights

Our latest java.net Spotlight is java.net Community Manager Sonya Barry's migration update: beta.java.net is live!:

beta.java.net went live last night with a few projects from the GlassFish Community.  I've updated the help section to include information about the migration including a list of projects that have requested to be moved here. We started sending out email to all registered users yesterday with a temporary password that will allow you to login and reset your passwords on the new site.  Please note...

We're also featuring Steven Haines's DeveloperWorks article 5 things you didn't know about ... multithreaded programming:

Multithreaded programming is never easy, but it does help to understand how the JVM processes subtly different code constructs. Steven Haines shares five tips that will help you make more informed decisions when working with synchronized methods, volatile variables, and atomic classes...


Poll

Our current java.net poll asks Is the JCP an independent standards organization? Voting will be open until Monday.


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