Archive for the 'Java' Category

Java SE 6 on Leopard, Officially!

Apr 29 2008 Published by under Apple,English,Java,Mac,OS X

Half a year after Leopard has been released, we finally get an official Java SE 6 from Apple today!

Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 1 adds support for Java SE 6

Thanks Apple! Anyway…

As you can see from the description:

This update does not replace the existing installation of J2SE 5.0 or change the default version of Java.

So if you want to make Java SE 6 your default version of Java, there is one thing you need to do:

sudo ln….. OK, no command line this time.

Here is the right way to do:

  1. Launch /Applications/Utilities/Java/Java\
  2. Drag “Java SE 6 (64-bit)” to the top of the “Java Application runtime Setting”
  3. Save

You could change Java Applet Runtime Version to J2SE 6 too, but please make sure you know you really need it.


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Toronto Java User Group is reborn

Feb 01 2008 Published by under English,Java,Toronto

Toronto JUG is the biggest user group in Toronto which was created base on one particular computer language. We have more than 1000 members and have more than 100 members attend monthly meeting. Toronto JUG was formed in 1996 and have a very good domain from 1998 – But we lost it at the end of 2007. :(

Just got a updating email from Mr. Steve Rosenberg, the president of Toronto JUG.

In his email, he said:

The domain expired, and the notice was sent to a Quest sysadmin who is no longer with the company. So we’ve lost the domain (somebody snatched it up very quickly!).

So from now on Toronto JUG will start using new domain:

Not too bad, maybe even better. :)

Anyway, the lesson for me is:

Make sure use a reliable email address when register a domain name. Gmail could be a good choice.

Upcoming event:

Task-Focused Programming with Eclipse Mylyn

Current IDEs overload us with tens of thousands of artifacts that make up an enterprise application, and as a result we spend a lot of time searching, scrolling, and navigating through the code. Eclipse Mylyn focuses the IDE to show only the information relevant to the current task. This makes the work with large systems much easier and also helps with switching from one task to another. Mylyn monitors developer’s activity to identify information relevant to the current task, and uses this task context to focus the Eclipse UI on the interesting information and hide the uninteresting. This improves productivity by reducing searching and scrolling, and makes navigation really simple. By making task context explicit, Mylyn facilitates reusing past efforts, and sharing expertise. Task management facilities also provide integration with issue tracking repositories, such as Bugzilla, Trac, JIRA and several others bringing all required information right into the IDE.

Presented by Eugene Kuleshov

Eugene Kuleshov is a software developer with over 15 years of industry experience. Eugene is a committer on Eclipse Mylyn project and an active contributor to several other open source projects, including ASM, Maven and Eclipse. He blogs about various software-related topics at

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