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55 New Things in Java 7

At EclipseCon Europe 2011 today, I presented a talk highlighting 55 New Features in Java 7.  I proposed this session because of a good ribbing from some friends that “Java 7 only had a couple new things”, yet I know … Continue reading

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The Importance of Twitter’s Participation in OpenJDK

Twitter has announced they’ve signed the Contributor Agreement for OpenJDK and plan to be active participants.  Also, they announced that they’ve joined the JCP. As an ecosystem guy, I find the fact that Twitter signaled their participation to be very … Continue reading

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#javaone11 Live Poll Results

I thought I would quickly share the results of the live audience poll I ran during the Community Keynote this morning at JavaOne.  Thanks to everyone who voted!  Two quick analysis bits – I was surprised that only 9% of … Continue reading

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The incredible Diversity of JavaOne

I’ve been trying to plan my week at JavaOne (coming up in 3 short weeks) and I’m having a real challenge.  As a relatively new Product Manager in the SE team, there’s absolutely no shortage of areas I could focus on. … Continue reading

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EclipseCon Europe Java 7 Track Talks and Schedule

With help from my colleague at SAP, the EclipseCon Europe Java 7 track is now completed and tentatively scheduled.  We have great content spanning all three days that will provide insight into what’s new with Java 7, OpenJDK and hints … Continue reading

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New Java 7 Summit To Be Held at EclipseCon Europe

Java 7 was formally launched on 7/7 and the full GA download should be available within the next couple of weeks. The timing created a great opportunity for us to host a “Java 7 Summit” at EclipseCon Europe this fall … Continue reading

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On Continuums of Opinion

First off, thank you to Ian Skerrett, who wrote a blog that covered 90% of what was on my mind this morning (and in a much clearer way than I ever could have, I’m sure).  Before you read any further … Continue reading

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Who do you work for?

Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve noticed lately an increase in people representing themselves as Individuals in communities where they are clearly acting on behalf of an Organization. In some cases, I understand the motivation – banks, in particular, are extremely cautious … Continue reading

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