Monthly Archives: August 2007

Glassfish V2 – to include performance improvements?

I tried running a couple of simple webapps that I currently run on JBoss 4.x on Glassfish V1 (including this website and blog), and was surprised to find out that my apps ran painfully slow. This was just an observation, … Continue reading

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Fleury finished with the Software business?

Marc Fleury, founder and once CEO of JBoss before he sold the company to RedHat, recently did an interview with news.com. Sounds like he’s happy being away from the business of Open Source, the business model that JBoss itself created … Continue reading

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Sun changes Nasdaq stock ticker to JAVA

In an attempt to cash in on the brand-name they were responsible for creating 12 years ago, Sun has changed their Nasdaq ticker symbol from SUNW to JAVA.

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Jython 2.2 released

I thought Jython, a Java based version of Python was long gone, but apparently not as a new version, 2.2, has just been released.

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Java Web Frameworks still too unnecessarily complicated?

This blog post on the O’Reilly site is a breath of fresh air. One thing we seem to be too good at in the Java World is making things too complicated. What’s more, we’ve a long history of it as … Continue reading

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Rackmounted PS3s ready for online Warhawk gaming

This is an awesome sight. Racks upon racks of PS3s all hooked up ready to support the upcoming Warhawk game this month. I’ve heard that hosting centers frequently have pretty large server setups to support other online games, but they’re … Continue reading

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1 in 5 XBox360s will fail. What does it take to get a PS3 to fail?

It’s now widely known that roughly 1 in 5 of all XBox 360s will catastrophically fail, most likely due to the motherboard overheating and the chips coming loose from the board. So, if this happens to 360s under normal usage, … Continue reading

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Visual demonstrations of Java SE 6 Garbage Collection

This is a great article that gives Flash videos of various VM configuration options and demonstrates the Garbage Collection behavior of the Java SE 6 VM when configured sub-optimally for a given application. I don’t know if anyone has thought … Continue reading

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Sun offer Technology Compatibility Kit for Open Source Java

Sun has long used it’s Technology Compatibility Kit (or TCK) as the benchmark for testing compliance against specification standards, for example testing that a vendors Java EE Application Server meets the specification requirements. Since Java in now Open Sourced, Sun … Continue reading

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New iMacs – looking sleek in aluminum

Jobs unveiled the new iMacs yesterday, which have been given a cosmetic facelift, looking very slick in aluminum and a glass front. Check out the pictures on the Apple site.

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