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Where Should Java Platform Attention Be Focused In 2011? Cast Your Vote!

Posted by editor on January 27, 2011 at 7:24 PM PST

Have you voted in the current poll yet? The poll asks Which area of Java/JVM technology most desperately needs serious attention in 2011?

There has been plenty of recent discussion about new directions and areas of focus for Java platform development for the coming year and beyond. But, are the areas that are being discussed the areas that developers consider to need the most attention? Or are some very important aspects of the Java platform being neglected, or even left behind?

Share your view by voting, if you haven't done so already. Or even if you've already voted, consider posting a comment that reflects your view.

The poll will close on Monday.

Java Today

Shai Almog writes about a new Location Based Cross Platform Game In LWUIT:

I have been negligent in posting about cool new LWUIT app's mostly because I have so much to do, however Chen insisted I post about Tourality and I agree it is different. Its a location based game written for all platforms with LWUIT, it runs on Android, Blackberry & J2ME. The upcoming iPhone version probably won't be based on LWUIT though ;-) In the words of its author: "Tourality is a location based scavenger hunt game..."

Geertjan Wielenga is training Lots of Danes on the NetBeans Platform:

Odense, Denmark, isn't one of the world's largest places (still, the 3rd largest city of Denmark), which makes it all the more remarkable that there was such a large turnout (around 30) on the 1st day of the 3-day training held at the University of Southern Denmark today. After the course is over, the students will need to do a report, as part of their official university course...

Kirill Grouchnikov talks about Designing pixels:

User friendly, responsive and visually pleasing applications don’t just happen. They live at the intersection of interaction design, visual design and engineering, with every contributor being a key factor in determining the overall success of the project. Today i want to talk about what it takes to make this collaboration work – from the perspective of a UI engineer. It’s comfortably seductive to start thinking about an application as a collection of features. Arrange the feature list of competing products in a nice table...

K. Siva Prasad Reddy identifies 10 things to become an outstanding Java developer:

If you are a java developer and passionate about technology, you can follow the below things which makes you an outstanding Java developer. 1. Have strong foundation and understanding on OO Principles: For a java developer having strong understanding on Object Oriented Programming is a must. Without having a strong foundation on OOPS, one can't realize the beauty of an Object Oriented Programming language like Java...


Our latest href="">Spotlight is Shenkhar Gulati's developerWorks article Introducing Spring Roo, Part 1: Building from source -

Spring Roo is a lightweight productivity tool for Java™ technology that makes it fast and easy to develop Spring-based applications. Applications created using Spring Roo follow Spring best practices and are based on standards such as JPA, Bean Validation (JSR-303), and Dependency Injection (JSR-330). Roo offers a usable, context-aware, tab-completing shell for building applications...

We're also featuring Lincoln Baxter's How-to: Modular Java EE Applications with CDI and PrettyFaces -

I was recently asked the question, "Is it possible to create a modular JSF application, where JAR-files act as plug-ins and allow xhtml views, images, css, navigation rules, and managed beans to be added as modules to the application?" The answer to this question is, "of course," but there is no pre-set way of accomplishing such a task, so you’ll have to be a little creative. I’ve come up with a conceptual architecture...


Our current poll asks Which area of Java/JVM technology most desperately needs serious attention in 2011? Voting will be open until Monday.

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