Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

JavaOne: The JCP alternative?

This is why observers are saying that Sun's new open source portal, which the company will unveil at JavaOne this Tuesday, may prove to be a strategically important move as Sun seeks to remain a vital force in Java standards development. O'Reilly, whose company is codeveloping the network of Websites in partnership with Sun and collaborative tools maker CollabNet, said that in, Sun is creating "a space that they don't completely control," in the hope of encouraging other vendors to become more involved.

As the focus shifts to, however, the JCP may become less important, O'Reilly said. "The community is to some extent routing around the JCP, and this site will to some extent accelerate the process," he explained. [Full Article]

Posted in Java at Jun 09 2003, 01:56:42 PM MDT Add a Comment

[ANNOUNCE] Struts 1.1 Release Candidate 2 released

The Struts team is proud to announce the release of Struts 1.1 Release Candidate 2. This release includes some new functionality, but mostly just fixes for a number of bugs which were reported against earlier versions. The Struts Team believes that this release is ready for prime time, hence its designation as a release candidate.

The binary distribution is available at:

and the source distribution is available at:

In addition, the library distribution, which contains updated binaries without the sample applications, is available at:

Details of the changes in this release are available in the Release Notes, which can be found here:

I'll be updating both Hibernate (to 2.0 Final) and Struts (to 1.1 RC2) today, so I'll let you know if I find any issues.

Update: I found two issues. One is that Hibernate identifies itself as "Hibernate 2.0 beta 6" in its logging (should not have beta 6). The second issue is that the commons-logging.jar file that ships with Struts 1.1 RC2 is missing some .class files. I replaced the commons-logging.jar file with one from a nightly build of Struts I was using and everything seems to be fine. Without the update, I get no logging. I also found that Hibernate no long includes jdom.jar in its distro (it used to be there), the lack of it doesn't seem to impact anything (all my tests run).

Posted in Java at Jun 09 2003, 01:36:51 PM MDT Add a Comment

JavaWorld Editor's Choice Awards - Winners

Here's a quick summary of winners of JavaWorld's 2002 Editors' Choice Awards. Winners are emphasized with bold. However, we all know that being a finalist is pretty huge too.

  • Best Java Data Access Tool: Oracle 9iAS TopLink, CocoBase Enterprise O/R 4.5, Hibernate 1.2.4
  • Best Java IDE: IntelliJ IDEA 3.0, Borland JBuilder 8.0, Eclipse 2.1
  • Best Java Performance Monitoring/Testing Tool: JUnit 3.8.1, JProbe 5.0, Optimizeit Suite 5
  • Best Java Application Server: BEA WebLogic Server 8.1, IBM WebSphere Application Server 5.0, JBoss 3.0
  • Best Java Device Application Development Tool: Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0, IBM WebSphere Studio Device Developer 5.0, Sun ONE Studio 4 Update 1 Mobile Edition
  • Best Java-XML Tool: Xerces2 Java Parser 2.4, JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding), Xalan-Java 2.5
  • Best Java Installation Tool: Java Web Start 1.2, InstallAnywhere 5, InstallShield MultiPlatform 5
  • Best Java Book: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture (Martin Fowler et al.), Java Development with Ant (Erik Hatcher and Steve Loughran), Java Performance Tuning, Second Edition (Jack Shirazi)
  • Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology: Apache Ant 1.5, Eclipse 2.1, Tomcat 4.1
  • Most Innovative Java Product or Technology: AspectJ 1.0.6, Eclipse 2.1, JavaServer Faces

Congrats to all.

Posted in Java at Jun 09 2003, 01:03:15 PM MDT Add a Comment

RE: Roller Feeds

As reported by Matt and Russ (via e-mail), my RSS Feed had some issues. Moments after receiving Russ's e-mail, I shot an e-mail to the roller-dev team. Dave fixed the problem, I updated my site - and my feed is fixed. Thanks to all that discovered and repaired - you guys rock!

Posted in General at Jun 09 2003, 07:26:15 AM MDT Add a Comment

RE: JavaOne 2003 Blogs

I might as well mirror this list from the great Cactus guru Vincent Massol.

Here are some persons that will be blogging from JavaOne 2003

Update: I added a link in the top-left for JavaOne Blogs. I will continue to add to this list as I find them.

Update 2: You can also checkout the webcasts.

Posted in Java at Jun 09 2003, 05:14:34 AM MDT 2 Comments