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JetBrains announced the availability of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0, the next generation of Java IDE (integrated development environment). In releasing this version, JetBrains delivered on their commitment to answering the latest needs of Java developers and provide support for some of the most in-demand technologies and tools of today. With its superior Hibernate and Spring (including AOP) integration, improved support for JPA, EJB, JSP, HTML, CSS, and XML, IntelliJ IDEA 7.0 takes Java EE application development to new level of productivity. Version 7.0 features tools for developing complex Web applications, with Web services support and dynamic languages extensions. The more advanced JavaScript (with basic Flex) support will be accompanied with the in-house Ruby/JRuby and Groovy development plugins. "Besides introducing support for many new technologies, we specifically focused... (more)

Java for High Performance 3D and 2D Graphical Applications

Speaking at JavaPolis on 14 December, Luciad will share some of its eight years of advanced Java experience in the context of advanced graphical applications.  The presentation focuses on some of the techniques used to obtain the high performance of LuciadMap and discusses pros and cons, do's and don'ts.  For developers new to Java graphics, it should be clear that Java holds no limitations for high performance graphics, the more advanced Java graphics developer may pick up a few new ideas. Foolish or brave From the start in 1999, LuciadMap was implemented in Java. The Java platfo... (more)

SCOPE Alliance Releases White Paper on Mapping Java Platform Enterprise Edition and SAF: A NEP Perspective

The SCOPE Alliance published a new white paper “Mapping Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE) and SAForum: A NEP Perspective” in support of SCOPE’s mission of enabling and promoting the availability and interoperability of open Carrier Grade Base Platforms (CGBP) based on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) building blocks. An emerging requirement of NEPs is the ability to develop and integrate Java EE technology-based applications into the CGBP. There are no well defined software architecture nor software interfaces/services that allow Java EE technology-base... (more)

TrustedOpinion.com Names Java Pioneer, and HP Alumni as CTO

TrustedOpinion.com has named Java pioneer Gene Leybzon as Chief Technology Officer to support the company’s growth and technology development. Since its official launch in February 2007, TrustedOpinion.com has acquired over 350,000 members who benefit from recommendations based on the opinions of those in their social network. In his new role at TrustedOpinion.com, Leybzon will take a hands-on approach to drive the company’s technology strategy. He is an early Java pioneer, a co-author of the popular book “Java Unleashed,” and possesses a long history in t... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Oracle Issues Statement

Oracle yesterday evening issued the following statement, attributable to Dan Wall, Latham & Watkins counsel to Oracle: "We've had a very good dialogue with the Department of Justice and we were almost able to resolve everything before the Second Request deadline. All that's left is one narrow issue about the way rights to Java are licensed that is never going to get in the way of the deal. I fully expect that the investigation will end soon and not delay the closing of the deal this summer." ... (more)