- JavaFX SDK 1.1 has been released last week including mobile support. Some first impressions can be found here. There've been already over 80000 downloads of the SDK and over 100 million downloads of the runtime. The last number is technically correct, but doesn't say much about the real usage: JavaFX is bundled with the 1.6uXX runtime, so you get it whether you use it or not.
Here's a tutorial on creating a mashup with JavaFX and a Flickr webservice.
(No it will not win the beauty contest in UI design ;-)
- A nice collection of Java resources on the net, from websites to tools and trends. Useful for newbies, but also for experienced Java professionals: maybe there's something in there you did't yet know about!
- So how are we going to port applications that you built on a cloud like Amazon's EC2 to run on another cloud like Microsoft's Azure? And what about migrating data stored in a cloud? For that the Unified Cloud Interface project has started recently: "The concept is to provide a single interface that can be used to retrieve a unified representation of all multi-cloud resources and to control these resources as needed." Looking for an overview of cloud-providers out there? Check this list.
- First article Understanding transaction pitfalls when using JPA (EJB 3.0) or Spring in a series on developing an effective transaction strategy for the Java platform.
- More than 30 US and international cyber security organizations jointly released the consensus list of the 25 most dangerous programming errors that lead to security bugs and that enable cyber espionage and cyber crime. Among the experts were also members from OWASP, known for their top 10 web application vulnerabilities. Here´s seven ways to avoid those 25 programming errors.