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Time to Move On

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:42:11 +00002013-11-11T15:42:11Z

Time seems to be increasingly scarce these days so it's time for me to move on from the Java site.

If you're interested in becoming the Java person for have a look at the be a guide page for more details.

Java SE 7 Update 45 Released

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:05:59 +00002013-10-17T21:05:59Z

Java 7 Update 45 has been released and the JDK is available to download from Oracle's Java download page.

The release notes show this to be a security fix release. There are 51 new security fixes as outlined in the Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory for October.

The Adopt OpenJDK Program

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 19:23:44 +00002013-10-10T19:23:44Z

Last week I mentioned the Adopt a JSR program but there is another JUG led initiative which is also working hard to make Java the best programming language it can be. The Adopt OpenJDK program aims to get the Java community involved in the process of creating the JDK itself.


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Still Building Java Robots

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 19:54:34 +00002013-10-06T19:54:34Z

I just saw an old favorite, Robocode, has released another update for the programming learning game. Robots in Robocode have been battling away since 2001 and it's not likely that they'll stop anytime soon. If you've not come across Robocode before, it's a fun way to learn how to program in Java.


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Playing a Simple Chess Program

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 18:51:00 +00002013-10-06T18:51:00Z


I've been sent a simple chess java applet written back in 1999. The owner wants to modify it slightly to add a bit more feedback and track the moves it makes.


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The Adopt a JSR Program

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:52:57 +00002013-09-30T17:52:57Z

If you're a member of a Java User Group (JUG) you might be interested in getting them to look at the Adopt a JSR program. It's to encourage the Java community to get more involved with Java Specification Requests and for individuals to enhance their CV whilst learning something new.


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Java SE 7 Update 40 Released

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:54:58 +00002013-09-13T06:54:58Z

Java 7 Update 40 has been released and the JDK is available to download from Oracle's Java download page.

The release notes show there are a number of bug fixes and a few new features and enhancements including the Deployment Rule Set - enables a desktop administrator to establish a company-wide whitelist to control the Java applets and Java Web Start applications allowed to be run by users.

JDK 8 Developer Preview Build

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 06:40:41 +00002013-09-13T06:40:41Z

JDK 8 has made it to the Developer Preview milestone. This is the build release for developers to be able to give the new features in JDK 8 a spin.


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All About Strings

Sat, 31 Aug 2013 23:14:24 +00002013-08-31T23:14:24Z

Let's have a little recap on the String class by looking back at some String articles - The String Literal looks at how String values can be created, The String Class is an overview of working with Strings and Manipulating Strings look at some common String processing using String class methods.


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Creating a Simple Table Using JTable

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:19:46 +00002013-07-31T23:19:46Z

The JTable class provides a quick and easy way to display data in a table format in a Swing user interface. Find out how to display a simple table of data using a couple of arrays and a table model to act as a data manager in How to Create a Simple Table.


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