Category Archives: Open Source

Oracle migrates from java.net to GitHub

Today I was officially notified by Oracle that they started to move several projects from their own (failed) java.net platform to GitHub. This is really great news as it paves the way for simpler contribution, including usage of GIT and … Continue reading

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Microsoft shuts down Codeplex, recommends Github

Today I read the news that Microsoft initiated the shutdown of their proprietary service Codeplex and recommends users to migrate to Github. While I personally prefer Gitlab as it is completely open source and European based, I really approve this … Continue reading

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Oracle still has no clue how to go on with Java EE 8

So here it is, the long awaited JavaOne announcement on the future of Java EE 8, and what it tells us can be summed up quite simply: Oracle still has no clue how to go on with Java EE 8, … Continue reading

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JavaForum Stuttgart 2016 Slides Are Online

The slides of my talk “JavaFX in professionellen Anwendungen” (JavaForum Stuttgart 2016) can be found on Speaker Deck.

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Toolchains + Exec Maven Plugin = Swiss Army Knife

I am pretty excited about Karl Heinz Marbaise this week kindly releasing version 1.5.0 of Exec Maven Plugin, because it contains three additions which are really awesome (not only because I authored them, but because of their combined effect): Support for … Continue reading

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Maven Coordinates for Java EE’s Individual APIs

There are things on earth you search for again and again and again. One of these is the page where the Maven Coordinates (GAV) for all the individual APIs of Java EE (like JPA, JAX-RS, etc.) is found. Here it is: https://glassfish.java.net/wiki-archive/Java%20EE%207%20Maven%20Coordinates.html.

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JavaFX used in production by 50% of discussion audience

Together with Dr. Michael PAUS of JUG Stuttgart I organized a panel discussion for TeamFX at JavaLand 2016 around the question “Is JavaFX ready for everyday business use?”, with well-known speakers like Hendrik EBBERS, Gerrit GRUNDWALD, Bennet SCHULZ, Anton EPPLE, and Alexander CASALL. The … Continue reading

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