Java Weekly Bytes: New edition is out.
Fresh news about
- and Clojure.
You can read it from here: http://www.scoop.it/t/java-weekly-bytes
Conference GeekOut is a great possibility to meet the luminaries of the Java community right in Tallinn, Estonia. You can listen to great talks and network with your peers. We invite rock star speakers from all over the world to introduce you to the latest and greatest aspects of Java technology. And we make sure, as it was in 2011, that each and every talk focuses on technology and technology only.
When: June 14 – 15, 2012
Click here to read it.
I have started a weekly newspaper about … Java. It’s a mix from unique content produced by the community, popular stories from last week and Java news.
It will be online every Wednesday and will be accesible via http://javabytesweekly.com/.
LiveRebel 2.0 is an out-of-the-box solution to end slow, inefficient production deployment processes that often happen at 3 AM by overworked operations staff.
It means that when something does go wrong, as it inevitably does, there is a panic button to press that will make it all better.
It means that because your application stays online, your updates can be done during the day and businesses don’t have to hide from their customers or lose a cent of revenue.
Nice walk-through is available here , but it’s simple. Just 3 steps:
I’ve started my interaction with Java a long time ago – in 1998 (*), when a friend of mine show me thr good ‘ol Borland JBuilder and how to write Swing applications. I was using a very very old computer that I bought a day before that and my first compilation took 30 min or so.
Couple of months after that I betrayed Java and I’ve start using PHP and other easy to learn web languages, because my employer requires that, but I never forgot my loving Java.
14 years after
14 year after that I had the opportunity to be a part of Java community again. Of course I followed what’s going on with Java during the years and when the Oracle bought it I was shocked. They did the same with MySQL…
What is the future of Java NOW?
Last couple of months I am working with JUG and other Java boys and girls and I see that most of them are not happy, enthusiastic and don’t care about the spirit of Java (if I may use that expression).
I don’t want to start a technology flame war and I am not a Java tech person at all, but I am worried about the community around Java.
There are JUG’s with 1000 and more members, from which 50 are active online and 10 coming to an offline meeting.
Most of you can say Java is only about the technology and maybe they are right, but this is not what I think. Java is about the community also – There is no technology that can survive without a community around it and the community plays a big role to make a technology kick-ass.
That’s I want to find the way to scream “WAKE UP” and to push the technology forward.
So, where is the problem?
Is it Oracle politics about Java? Are you afraid of them?
Is it Community Management – most of the JUG lists are used as one way communication. There is no active engagement from the leaders at all. Sad!
Is it the “threat” of other languages? Really?
What do YOU think? How to bring back the passion?
I have my own vision, but I’d love to hear more about yours. Can you share it with me, please?
P.S I’d love to discuss this at FOSDEM and I may buy you a beer
(*) in my 1.0 version the date was wrong, sorry for that.
Quite a while ago we decided to give free JRebel licenses to valuable F(L)OSS projects.
GeoServer is one of them:
GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.
Being a community-driven project, GeoServer is developed, tested, and supported by a diverse group of individuals and organizations from around the world.
GeoServer is the reference implementation of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Feature Service (WFS) and Web Coverage Service (WCS) standards, as well as a high performance certified compliant Web Map Service (WMS). GeoServer forms a core component of the Geospatial Web.
Not unlike the great zebras and lions of the wild, the “Suits” (Marketing, Sales, Creative) and “Geeks” (Dev, Ops, Infra) in an IT company often face misunderstandings. When highly-technical and less-technical employees in a fast-growing tech shop like ZeroTurnaround need to accomplish something jointly, good communication is clearly necessary, but it’s not a one-sided thing.
There is a symbiotic relationship at play; the Suits are at least partly responsible for propagating the Geeks’ natural habitat so that we can all work together in peace and take home a salary. The Geeks make the product and tell the Suits why it’s good. The Suits then turn this into revenue and we all have jobs. Yay!
So how does it work in a distributed work environment, where most direct communication occurs over Skype? In a company where people are working in different offices in different continents, communication becomes naturally less efficient. While technology has been responsible for making a successful distributed work environment possible, I’m continually noticing that, like anti-virus software, solutions to communication struggles are always a few steps behind the next emerging challenges.
Often when discussing OSGi at events, conferences or forums, we hear things like, “Yeah, I like JRebel but now we are using OSGi”, or “Does JRebel support OSGi”, or “Isn’t OSGi the same as JRebel?”. Sometimes it happens that people start comparing OSGi to JRebel, which is kind of like comparing a Ferrari to a Skyscaper; thus, this article is designed to a) explain the differences on a technical level what JRebel and OSGi do, b) outline some ideal use cases for OSGi and JRebel c) clear up any grey areas or misconceptions between the two technologies. So, let’s go!
Since we launched free version of JRebel for non-commercial products called JRebel Social I was curios how fast I can install it on my Fedora 15. I thought it will be a hard task, but I was surprised how easy I done it.
First of all this is a must have tool for every Java developer. Why? See this cool PDF for an great answer to that question. or watch this video.
#yum install eclipse
Note: It does install and JDK also, so you don’t have to be worried about that anymore
Eclipse market place is not installed by default on Fedora’s version so you will need to do that.
1. Click on Help >> Install new software
2. Choose “All available sites” and write “marketplace” like shown here:
3. Install it
Click on Help >> Eclipse Marketplace and choose/ search for JRebel and click on install:
Select all of these, if you are not sure what to do or read more about them here:
Read and accept the JRebel License and click on Finish button
Go and login to https://social.jrebel.com/ in order to get a FREE (yes no money charged) license for JRebel
Register and follow the menu to activate your license
Start the eclipse and choose you will use JRebel Social:
Read more how to use it here with screenshots and instructions