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This Week: OTN Java Developer Day in Boston, Massachusetts (US)

Posted by editor on February 28, 2011 at 9:39 PM PST

This Thursday, March 3, the Oracle Technology Network will be hosting an OTN Developer Day titled You are the future of Java in Boston, Massachusetts (US). The all-day event includes a keynote address ("Java, the Language of the Future") and four separate tracks (Server, Desktop, Java SE Platform, and Embedded). Each track includes five one-hour sessions and/or hands-on labs.

Here's a selection of the scheduled sessions:

  • Lab: Enterprise Java Beans 3.1 and JAX-RS 1.1 with GlassFish (Server track)
  • Your light-weight and OSGi-based modular App Server (Server track)
  • Lab: NetBeans JavaFX Composer in Action Creation Applications with Rich UI (Desktop track)
  • Java Performance, Monitoring and Tuning Techniques (Desktop track)
  • Java SE – The road forward, 2011 edition (Java SE Platform track)
  • Java 7 and 8 – What does it mean for you? (Java SE Platform track)
  • Techniques, Benefits, and Best Practices for Using Java in Embedded Devices (Embedded track)
  • Writing Stunning Embedded Applications Using Java and LWUIT (Embedded track)

If you're in the Boston area, and you'd like to attend, visit the event page and click the "Register Now!" button.

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GlassFish 3.1 is finally there. As promised by Oracle back in March last year! And it is an exciting release. It brings back all the clustering and high availability support we were missing since 2.x into the Java EE 6 world. And there are other really nice things on the feature map. Here is your short introduction. Get it! As usual you can get the latest GlassFish Open Source Server 3.1 release (which is completely the same as the latest RC3/RC4 btw) from

Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine presents GlassFish 3.1 SOTD #1 - Product Overview:

In this first post of the SOTD (Screencast Of The Day) series following the release of GlassFish 3.1, here is Nazrul's overview of the product. This 8-minute video covers: * many of the new features for this release; * improvements introduced over 3.0.1 (developer perspective) and 2.1.1 (clustering and HA); * Oracle GlassFish Server Control (the "add-ons")...

Ofir Leitner provides a MWC 2011 Recap:

As every year, it is time to sum up Mobile World Congress, which was quite packed this year. What did we have this show? In one word - Android. In four words: Android, 3D, HD and Tablets. Want some more details? Here you go...

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The JDK 7 Developer Preview (a.k.a. Milestone 12) builds are now available for download. This milestone is intended for broad testing by developers, deployers, and end users. We’ve run all tests on all supported platforms and haven’t found any glaring issues. We’ve also ?xed 456 bugs since reaching the Feature-Complete milestone back in January...

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