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Java Component Repository Adds JBoss Community Projects

Another family of Java components will soon be available from the open source Maven Central Repository.

Cloudify Deploys Java on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has just rolled out the public beta of its Cloudify for Azure enterprise Java application platform for on-boarding JEE, Spring and big-data apps to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform. Projects Now on Maven Central Repository

Sonatype, the chief commercial supporter of the open-source Maven project, is working with Oracle to bring project artifacts to the Maven Central Repository.

Red Hat's OpenShift PaaS for Cloud Now Supports Java EE 6

Red Hat announced today that its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment now supports Java Enterprise Edition 6 (Java EE 6).

Mylyn-Based Tasktop Sync Aims To Bring Together Agile ALM

Tasktop Sync is designed to provide "real-time ALM server synchronization" for Agile enterprise shops.

Java SE 7 'Buggy,' Causing Crashes Says Apache Lucene

The Apache Lucene project has reported that the Java SE 7 release "contains hotspot compiler optimizations" that "miscompile some loops," which can cause the JVMs in some Apache projects to crash and result in i bugs in some applications.

When Milliseconds Make Millions: Why Wall Street Programmers Earn the Big Bucks

David Ramel follows up his "Highest Paid Programmers" article with a look inside the world of high-frequency trading (HTF), where coders earn top dollars and even nanoseconds count.

Oracle Releases Java 7

Oracle on Thursday announced the availability of the Java Platform Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).

Java IDE Maker JetBrains Creates New JVM Language

JetBrains has introduced a new JVM-targeted programming language, code-named "Kotlin."

ZeroTurnaround To Offer MyEclipse Plugin

ZeroTurnaround and Genuitec have collaborated to create JRebel for MyEclipse.

ZK Studio Java IDE Now Available as Eclipse Plug-In

Potix Corporation has just made its ZK Studio integrated development environment (IDE) available as an Eclipse plug-in.

MyEclipse Blue + Spring = Bling IDE

Genuitec and Skyway Software today released a new IDE -- MyEclipse Bling -- aimed at IBM shops adopting Spring in their WebSphere-deployable applications.

CloudBees Releases Eclipse Toolkit for Java Developers

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company CloudBees wants to give Java jocks a more integrated process for developing, building and deploying their cloud applications.

Oracle Launches JDK 7 Release Candidate

Oracle this week unveiled the first and probably only release candidate of the Java Development Kit 7 (JDK 7), the next major release of the Java SE platform, and the first new version of Java to make it out of the open source community in five years.

Eclipse Release Train 'Indigo' Launches 62 Projects

This year's synchronized simultaneous launch of multiple Eclipse projects is the biggest yet, involving the work of 408 developers and 49 organizations contributing to 62 projects.

JAX 2011: Java Must 'Seize the Lead in the Cloud,' Says SpringSource Founder

There are clouds on the horizon for Java -- or there better be, says Rod Johnson, founder of the Spring framework and senior vice president of the Application Platform Division at VMware.

Java PaaS Provider CloudBees Launches Integrated Partner Ecosystem

The new CloudBees Ecosystem is designed to bring cloud-based services from the company's partners directly to developers within the CloudBees platform.

Java Update Plugs 17 Critical JDK and JRE Security Holes

Oracle released a security update this week that addresses 17 critical Java vulnerabilities affecting the Java Development Kit (JDK) and the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

Oracle's JDeveloper Update Embraces Modularity

Oracle released a major upgrade of its venerable JDeveloper Java IDE this week, along with an update of the Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF).

What Do the Highest-Paid Programmers Make?

How much can a programmer get paid? Our reporter went on a quest to document the high-end salary range for programmers, including the highest verifiable salary. Here's what he found out.