Monthly Archives: February 2007

Microsoft documents in Iowa court case document Microsoft’s original plans to kill Java

This was discussed in the Gossip section on JavaPosse’s podcast number 103, but unfortunately it looks like the website for the links they referred to has been taken down and/or password protected. The guys in the podcast quoted from the … Continue reading

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PS3 to launch in Europe minus hardware backward compatibility for PS2

The PS3 units sold in Japan and the US since November ’06 until present have reportedly included the PS2′s chipset to provide near 100% backward compatibility (a few rendering issues needed firmware updates but were fixed). When the PS3 launches … Continue reading

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The future of Java: deprecate or remove features?

Ted Neward recently interviewed Bill Venners, president of Artima, on the subject of the future of the Java language. One of the main discussion points was whether language features should be deprecated, or completely removed in future releases. This has … Continue reading

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Overview of desktop improvements in Java SE 6

Java SE 6 has introduced a large number of desktop improvements including features to improve the look n feel and integration with the native platform when running on particular OS’es (System Tray integration, text anti-aliasing, native look n feel). Check … Continue reading

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JSR 310 for new Java Date and Time API voted in

JSR 310 is proposing a new Date and Time API to replace the current (mostly) deprecated Date and the hard to use Calendar APIs with an alternative. Read the details in the JSR here.

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Sony shrinking Cell processor to 65nm, and planning on ending in house fabrication

Sony have started production of a 65nm Cell processor which is cheaper to produce than the current 90nm processor included in the current PS3 consoles, and also produces less heat. Sony have not yet stated whether the new PS3′s to … Continue reading

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Rumors true – Fleury quits RedHat/JBoss

It was rumored in January that Fleury, who has been out on paternity leave, was about to leave JBoss (now part of Red Hat). It was confirmed on Friday that Fleury has left RedHat and will not be returning. It … Continue reading

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Facelift for javablogs.com

I haven’t looked at the JavaBlogs.com site for a few days – their site has had a CSS facelift and it looks pretty smart – check it out here.

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“Fear and Loathing in TypeLand” – OnJava.com

Robert Cooper has an interesting blog post on the onJava.com site, titled “Fear and Loathing in TypeLand”, in which he touches on the pros and cons of static typing in Java in comparison to dynamic typing in languages like Ruby … Continue reading

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IBM Websphere 5.1 end of life Feb 2007, support ends Feb 2008

IBM are withdrawing Websphere 5.1 for sale this month, and support will be ending February next year (2008). More details in article here.

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