Sometimes it would be really nice to have named method parameter in Java, this doesn't look likely for a long while but there is always another little work around, for example using a builder pattern to get similar behaviour, that will bridge the gap for a little bit. It occurred (more...)
Oracle no longer posts updates of Java SE 6 and JRockit to its public download sites.
If you have a support contract you can download new updates from MOS.
You can locate the Java SE 6 downloads in this note “All Java SE Downloads on MOS (Doc ID 1439822.1)”.
Back in May Oracle awarded a Compatibility Testing Scholarship
to the Eclipse Foundation. This got some attention in media
during the last days and I just wanted to make sure that I shine some light on the whole process and the action in detail. What does look like a simple (more...)
This blog has its fans and I am very thankful for them. But one little drawback always has been that I blog in English. And I like it the way it is. But as a German there is always the need to spread the word out to the German Java (more...)
Developers are often asking me how to "version" documents with Couchbase 2.0. The short answer is: the clients and server do not expose such feature, but it is quite easy to implement.
In this article I will use a basic approach, and you will be able to extend (more...)
I registered yesterday for Oracle OpenWorld 2013, and I’ll look forward to seeing friends there. Having worked in the Oracle 12c beta for a year, I’ll be interested in the presentations. Also, hearing more about Java 7 at JavaOne. On the downside, I’m missing MySQL Connect this year.
May/June Java Magazine: Java EE 7: Licensed to Code Java Magazine
includes hands-on technical articles that help you to get started with
Java EE 7 right away. Also, technical articles on Lambdas, stories on
Java in Action in Brazil, at ESPN, and many more interesting articles.
You can also subscribe (more...)
The 2013 Duke's Choice Award program is now accepting nomination through July 22nd.
will be announced at JavaOne San Francisco. In addition to the Duke
Choice Award statue, each winner will receive a full JavaOne SF
conference pass and recognition in Java Magazine, The Java Source Blog,
and OTN (more...)
Last time I published the OTN “Java Top 10″ there was a lot of interest – so here is the current ranking for the last 12 months (most popular at the top).
Top 10 Java Articles on OTN:
1. Getting Started with Java® SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi by Bill (more...)
The "Heroes of Java
" series is back after a longer break. I'm somehow surprised about this interview. I occasionally run into Kevlin on conferences. And it is amazing to see him on stage. Asking him at last year's JavaZone was simple. Waiting nearly a year for the answers (more...)
TL;DR: Look at the project on Github.
During my last interactions with the Couchbase community, I had the question how can I easily import my data from my current database into Couchbase. And my answer was always the same:
Take an ETL such as Talend to do it
Just write a (more...)
The current version of Oracle SQL Developer requires at least Java 6, e.g. the 1.6 JDK. I talk about Java, JDKs, JREs and what all that means in a previous post if you need to catch up on the lingo.
Many versions of Java out there – 5, (more...)
Yesterday was CPU day. Oracle released the Java SE update 25
with the June Java Critical Patch Update
. After the last major update in April
this is the last one which does not fit into the Oracle Critical Patch Update schedule along with all other Oracle products. Starting in October (more...)
Oracle Partner Network (OPN) has released three new video interviews focusing on Oracle’s products and partners in the embedded space:
1. Oracle Device to Data Center Platform
Ed Zou from Oracle introduces Oracle’s Device to Data Center platform, which is an common end-to-end development and deployment platform to address (more...)
Working with software specifications is hard. No matter in which exact filed; you end up with the big question: Does everything ever specified is implemented and tested? Back in the days of waterfall driven methodologies this has been an issue and even today at the time of writing, agility and (more...)
This is a first articles in series, where I would like to study effect of various HotSpot JVM options on duration of STW pauses associated with garbage collection.
This article will study how number of parallel threads affects duration of young collection Stop-the-World pause. HotSpot JVM has several young GC (more...)
This has been on the list of things I was looking forward to since some time now. Oracle's own Java Magazine regularly features JUGs around the world in their digital edition and today it finally was time for an interview with the German "Interest Alliance of the Java User Groups (more...)
So we are running a quite a bit of automated UI testing and we have found over a large number of concurrent test nodes that even when the Xvnc plugin has correctly started that the environment is not always ready or reliable. This blog post looks at two changes we (more...)