Best operating system for Java Developers?

Phoronix has an interesting benchmark comparing Java on Ubuntu GNU/Linux 8.10 / OpenJDK, Ubuntu 8.10 / Sun JDK and Windows Vista /Sun JDK. The figures and numbers are quite impressive, and so is the conclusion: … Well, Java on Ubuntu was pretty much the hands-down winner compared to Microsoft Windows Vista Premium SP1. Running the Java tests on Ubuntu had experienced significant advantages when it came to file encryption, Fast

NetBeans: 6.5 unveiled

Without further ado: Yesterday, on November 19, 2008, NetBeans 6.5 finally was made publicly available, putting an end to quite an interesting period of development and NetCAT testing. Having PHP and Python support as well as integration of Glassfish V3 Prelude application server in the Java EE downloads eventually the most noticeable new features, the 6.5 release mainly „just“ is a logical improvement of the releases of the 6.x series

NetBeans 6.5: IDE und Dokumentation in de_DE

Version 6.5 der NetBeans-IDE nimmt langsam Gestalt an, wird wohl demnächst das Licht der (interessierten?) Öffentlichkeit erblicken, und bringt neben der üblichen langen Liste an behobenen Fehlern und neuen Features auch eine Eigenschaft mit, die zumindest für nicht hinreichend anglophone Entwickler im deutschsprachigen Raum interessant sein wird: 6.5 wird wohl die erste NetBeans-Version sein, die mit der Freigabe eine breite Palette von Sprachen, einschließlich Deutsch, unterstützt. Parallel dazu steht das

NetBeans: getting a little more involved…

Whoever has heen reading this blog more or less regularly probably couldn’t help noticing the appearance of posts related to NetBeans IDE/platform along with „related“ technology, an environment which I switched to after working with Eclipse for quite a while and for reasons outlined in some more detail here. Wanting not just to take things as granted however but to also provide something in return no matter how little this

java-mail: tree-like mail structure traversal

Just as of recently, I have been playing around with Java Mail, a library I overally enjoy working with, except for one thing perhaps: Somehow I miss a consistent data structure backing it to allow for traversing an e-mail structure in a clean way…

switching to Java EE – seamlessly?

Some progress, at last. Quite some of my (spare?) time the last couple of weeks I spent pondering a smart way of getting an existing Spring/webapp environment consisting of several modules migrated to make more use of the Java EE 5 features, namely provided by the glassfish application server which has been in productive use in our environment for quite a while now. But while migrating webapps from tomcat to

NetBeans: 6.5M1

With a release being scheduled for October 2008 according to the official roadmap, now the first milestone (M1) of oncoming NetBeans 6.5 IDE is available for download, use and testing. Some time earlier someone seems to got caught by the idea of making NetBeans the „only IDE you will ever need“, and, just following this paradigm, NetBeans 6.5 is likely to see quite an extended support for a lot of

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS: Stable desktop and Java developers best friend.

„All operating systems include stuff you’ll never use. For example, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS includes an easy uninstall feature. We know – completely redundant. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS for desktops – you’ll never go back.“ 8.04 „Hardy Heron“, the latest version of the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has been released this week, in short sequence as a server version (supported to 2013) and a desktop distribution (supported to 2011), being the Long Term

NetBeans: 6.1 RC, Spring and maven tooling

Things are moving on quickly: Release Candidate 1 of what is likely to be the NetBeans 6.1 IDE is available right now. Get it here, and get started immediately. Not much else to say about it, I guess: Performance has somewhat improved, Spring support really has given quite a boost to my productivity using NetBeans lately, and there is a bunch of minor annoyances that has been removed or fixed.