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In case you haven’t seen it: The java.net migration to Kenai is starting today (Jan 19).

Project pages, source code repositories, mailing lists, and bug tracking facilities will be read-only during the migration. In a few days the projects will be appear at their new locations, which will be http://java.net/projects/<projectname&gt;.

For more information, please see Sonya Barry’s blog entry ‘Migration Update’.

Cheers,

– Terrence

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As announced a couple of weeks back, java.net is now in the process of migrating to the new Kenai-based infrastructure.

Anyone involved with java.net, and project owners in particular, should read Sonya Barry’s blog to understand the changes that are happening and what actions you need to take, if any.

The deadline for requesting projects to be migrated is November 30, 2010 – so if you want your project to be moved to Kenai be sure to request the move here.

Cheers,

– Terrence

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UPDATES:

I was tied up in meetings most of the day yesterday so part 3 of the news round-up comes a day late … apologies.

Today, I’d like to summarize the highlights around developer communities and developer engagement under the Oracle+Sun announcements. I am mainly referring to “Overview and Frequently Asked Questions for the Developer Community” published on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), but I will be including additional information I have collected in the past few days.

Summary points:

  • Oracle has a long history of engaging with developers on many levels and this history will continue with respect to Sun’s developer communities
  • The Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is one of the industry’s largest developer communities for both Oracle technologies as well as other industry-standard technologies such as Java and Linux. It is similar to the Sun Developer Network (SDN) in that it binds together the technical end-user community as well as Oracle developers and managers.
  • OTN features events, news, blogs, articles, wikis, discussions/forums, webcasts, downloads, FAQs, and more across a wide range of technology aspects, including databases, middleware, developer tools, enterprise management, and applications. Specifically for Java, check out the Java Developer Center.
  • Many of Sun’s developer sites and communities will remain unchanged in the near future: The Sun Developer Network (SDN), java.sun.com, java.net, BigAdmin, NetBeans.org, and others continue to operate normally. Some may be redesigned and integrated into OTN in the future in communication with the developer community.
  • Oracle enthusiastically supports Sun’s user groups such as the Java User Groups (JUGs), OpenSolaris User Groups, Java Champions, and other Sun-related user groups and has already started to reach out to these groups.
  • Oracle will also continue the tradition of Java evangelists committed to developer outreach, events, and programs.
  • Oracle will continue to invest in the Sun Academic Initiative (SAI) and Java Education and Development Initiative (JEDI) as well as in student communities generally, although the programs may be modified somewhat or migrated over to the Oracle Academy. More details to be provided as they become available.
  • Certification programs for Sun technologies: Oracle is committed to provide comprehensive training and certification programs in Sun technologies and will honor exam vouchers purchased through Sun.

JavaOne 2010:

As reported before JavaOne 2010 will be co-located with Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco in the week of September 19. The call for papers (CFP) will go out shortly.

Sign up for the Oracle Developer Network (OTN):

Your SDN account will not be automatically migrated over to OTN. Sign up for a free account. Also, OTN features a number of regular publications such as the Java-related Dev2Dev Newsletter. Find more information here.

Cheers,

– Terrence

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UPDATES:

This is part 2 of the Oracle+Sun News Round-Up. You can find part 1 here. Part 3 comes tomorrow.

Today I focus on the Oracle’s Java Developer Tools Strategy Webcast with Ted Farrell, Chief Architect and Senior Vice President of Tools and Middleware at Oracle.

Talking points in the webcast:

  • Oracle’s motto is “Productivity with Choice”, meaning developers can pick the environment and tools they want – Oracle supports these choices of implementation technologies, development styles, platforms and databases, and IDEs
  • Oracle’s main Java development tools today are JDeveloper / Oracle ADF as well as Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse
  • NetBeans will be offered as additional choice in the developer tools suite, complementing JDeveloper and Enterprise Pack for Eclipse and leveraging functionality between these tools
  • Hudson, Sun’s Continuous Integration Server, will move forward with increased investment and continue to be offered
  • Zembly has been discontinued by Sun in Nov 2009
  • Kenai is Sun’s hosted collaboration server. Oracle plans to discontinue the public interface of Kenai at this time and bring Kenai back in-house, add features, and leverage it for internal projects. Kenai may be brought back as a public offering later if appropriate.
  • NetBeans aims to be the best Java IDE, and will focus on Java and JavaFX technologies for EE, SE, and ME/mobile Java, as well as the NetBeans platform
  • Oracle will turn to and invest in the NetBeans community for additional features such as dynamic languages, plug-ins, etc.
  • NetBeans.org stays the same – the place for participation, plug-ins, platform, dialog, support, etc.
  • No short-term changes planned to NetBeans Partner Programs
  • Licensing/support/maintainance: No licenses will change. NB 6.7 and earlier follows Sun support policy. NB 6.8 follows Oracle support policies – better policy with more choices
  • New collaboration resource: Oracle Technology Network (OTN), and specifically the Java Technology Center, featuring events, news, blogs, articles, discussions/forums, webcasts, downloads, FAQs, and more
  • Events: Oracle OpenWorld/Develop, OTN Developer Days, user group events, and more. See the OTN site.
  • JavaOne: Continues as open community event for Java, co-located with Oracle Open World in San Francisco (Sep 19-23, 2010), plus taking JavaOne on the road to Brazil, Russia, India, China

That wraps up Ted’s webcast. Part 3 of the Oracle+Sun: Java News Round-Up follows tomorrow.

Cheers,

– Terrence

Picture 2.png With the acquisition of Sun many people in the Java community are asking themselves: What are Oracle’s plans for the Java platform?

Oracle is coming out swinging: Java is critical to their business and Oracle will be investing heavily into the Java platform and the Java ecosystem going forward. Please be sure to watch the following webcasts:

  • Thomas Kurian, EVP of Product Development at Oracle, talks about Oracle’s software strategy: webcast, slides
  • Hassan Rizivi, VP of Oracle Fusion Middleware Development and Jeet Kaul, VP of Java Development, talk about the Oracle + Sun Java Strategy: webcast (or click the screenshot)

I will be collecting some of the details in a later blog, but for now you can check out Jim Weaver’s blog where he summarized some key messages.

Cheers,

– Terrence

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  • Recovering lost forum posts: If you find forum posts missing please note that you should still be able to recover them either from the mailing list archive of the specific project as well as from MarkMail.
  • Dec-23-2009: At the time of this post some, but not all, wikis and forums had been brought back up. I am told that now all forums and wikis are fully operational. However, there are still some problems posting to java.net blogs from external blogging clients – this is being worked on.

After the attack last week java.net now has been restored and should be (mostly) functional, including the Java Mobile & Embedded Community. Please note that recently added content may still be missing and needs to be reposted.

Cheers,

– Terrence

exclamation-mark.jpgRestoring java.net has proved more involved than anticipated. Many parts of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community are back online again, including the front page, blogs, and top-level content pages (changes of the last two days still need to be reposted due to the delta with the backup).

However, wikis and forums are still unavailable and in the process of being restored.

Projects remain accessible via <projectname>.dev.java.net.

Cheers,

– Terrence

exclamation-mark.jpgDue to the recent attack on the content section as well as the forums of java.net the site is now being restored and will become available as soon as the process is complete.

Projects are still accessible via <projectname>.dev.java.net. A complete list of projects can be found here.

Thanks for your patience. Cheers,

– Terrence

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  • Dec-16-2009: java.net is now being restored. See here for more info.

It looks like parts of java.net (the forums as well as the blog comments) have been hacked in the last couple of hours. Needless to say this is being investigated with the highest priority. We’ll keep you updated.

Cheers,

– Terrence

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Update (10/8/09): As of this afternoon (GMT) service has been mostly restored again.

Over the last few days java.net has been subject to denial-of-service attacks that have made the site very slow or temporarily inaccessible to users.

The java.net team is working with the highest priority to restore full service. As part of this effort the network infrastructure of the java.net systems will be reconfigured to allow the systems to resume normal operation. This means users in certain locations will not be able to access java.net temporarily.

The java.net team realizes the impact this has on users and sincerely apologizes for the problems and inconveniences caused.

– Terrence

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