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NetBeans70.png NetBeans 7.0 FCS will be available soon. It offers a host of new and improved features, such as support for JDK 7 (Project Coin), editor enhancements, streamlined and faster deployment to WebLogic, Glassfish 3.1 support, Maven 3 support, improved Java EE support, HTML 5 editing, improved PHP and C/C++ support, and much more. Check out the full list of features here or download the NetBeans 7.0 RC2 today if you don’t want to wait for FCS.


If video is your thing, you will not want to miss the OTN TechCast Live show today, April 12 where NetBeans engineering manager John Jullion-Ceccareli will talk about the upcoming release and its features.


— Terrence

Screen shot 2011-02-18 at 11.12.58.png The TechCast “Java and Oracle, One Year Later” is now available in the OTN archives. Ajay Patel, VP Product Development, talks about a wide range of topics, changes, and plans since the Sun acquisition happened a year ago.

Some key quotes (partially paraphrased):

  • “One key thing we have learned … Java is not just a platform, it is also an ecosystem, and you can’t have an ecosystem without a community.”
  • “The objectives, strategically [for Java at Oracle] have been pretty clear: How do we drive adoption, how do we build a larger, stronger developer community, how do we really make the platform much more competitive.”
  • “It’s about transparency, involvement. IBM, RedHat, Apple have all agreed to working with us to make OpenJDK the best platform for open source development … it is a sign that the community has been waiting to move the Java platform forward.”
  • “It’s not just about Oracle anymore, it’s about Java, the technology, the community, the developer base, and how we work with them to move the innovation forward.”
  • “Java is strategic to Oracle, and the community is strategic for Java to be successful … it is critical to our business.”
  • On JavaFX 2.0: “… is coming to beta soon, with a release planned in second half [of 2011] … will give you a new, high-performance graphics engine, the new API for JavaFX … you will see a very strong, relevant platform for levering rich media platforms.”
  • On the JDK and SE: “… aggressively moving forward, JDK 7 is now code complete … looking good for getting JDK 7 out by summer as we promised. Started work on JDK 8, Jigsaw and Lambda are moving along nicely, on track for JDK 8 release next year … good progress.”
  • On Java EE and Glassfish: “… Very excited to have Glassfish 3.1 released, with clustering and management capabilities … working with the JCP to shortly submit a number of JSRs for Java EE 7 … You’ll see Java EE 7 becoming the platform for cloud-based development.”
  • “You will see Oracle continue to step up to this role of Java steward, making sure that the language, the technology, the platform … is competitive, relevant, and widely adopted.”

Highly recommended viewing.


— Terrence

Screen shot 2011-02-16 at 17.09.58.png Berkeley DB is a high-performance, robust, and scalable persistence library for a wide range of use cases, including embedded applications and devices.

Berkeley DB features a Java Edition, is available with a dual-license model (open source and commercial license), and has been deployed in a number of embedded scenarios such as smart meters and vertical mobile applications.

To learn more about the Berkeley DB features, technology, use cases, and more tune in to the TechCast Live with Dave Segleau and Justin Kestelyn,


— Terrence

OTN-TechCast.pngAjay Patel is Oracle’s VP of Product Development for Application Grid Products – and my boss 😉

Tune in to watch a special OTN TechCast Live tomorrow, Tue Feb 15 @ 10 am PST and hear Ajay talk about the changes that have come to Java and Oracle since the Sun acquisition 12 months ago.


— Terrence

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