Sat, 24 September 2011
Java Posse Episode 364 - Sept 24th 2011
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- JavaOne, BoF, Party, Closing keynote
- The obligatory patent news roundup:
- Project of the week - VisualLangLab
- If you are observing the crop of new languages springing up at present (like Kotlin, Ceylon, etc.) and think to yourself "I could do better than that", well, now's your chance.
- VisualLangLab is a graphical tool for designing language grammars.
- The tool gives you the ability to examine the resulting abstract syntax tree from a code snippet passed through your grammar, and helps you write the grammar you want.
- And it's not just for full blown languages. The project could be used for developing free-form domain specific languages just as easily.
- Codemash 2012 at the Kalahari resort in Sandusky, Ohio
- Silicon Valley Code Camp: Oct 8th and 9th at Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA
- Webstart broken? Oracle has removed the signatures on several publicly available jar files that are often used in webstart applications.
- InfoQ has a great interview with Neal Gafter on the Future of Java published on their site.
- Apache Wicket 1.5 has been released.
- Chronon Systems has just released version 2 of Chronon which now features time-travelling logging.
- The EclipseCon 2012 call for papers is now open.
- Scala 2.9.1 final has been released.
- The videos from the recent ScalaDays 2011 held at Stanford are now available online.
- A couple of notable new releases of Scala libraries have come out in the last couple of weeks.
- And Cay Horstmann is working on an eBook called "Scala for the impatient".
- Google has launched Wallet for Android.
- Richard Stallman has raised the issue in a Guardian.co.uk article of exactly how free Android is.
- The upcoming Boeing 787 Dreamliner will feature Android driven screens available in all seats.
- There are lots of rumors and speculation surrounding the imminent release of an Android tablet from Amazon.
- It looks like Google is getting set to introduce a new language: Dart, a new language for structured web programming.
- Has Microsoft found a way to keep PC owners from installing Linux on their machines?
- Google Plus is now open to all, and the hangouts feature has added screen sharing and document collaboration, sketchup integration and a developer API as well.
- Adobe has released Flash Player 11 and Adobe AIR 3.
- Dick picked up a logitech revue to replace the now defunct apple TV v1. Can't wait for the android market to be available on it.
- Next week is the public launch of the Tesla Model S cars!
- James Gosling left Google already?
- More on James - he had quite a scare at the Reno airshow.
The Java Posse consists of Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn, Joe Nuxoll and Dick Wall
Direct download: JavaPosse364.mp3
-- posted at: 3:50pm PDT
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