Java News from Monday, April 23, 2007

Next Monday, April 30, I will be joining the NYC Java Study Groups, to talk about Java 7 and Beyond:

2007 will go down in history as the year Sun Microsystems gave up the reins of the Java platform, releasing it under an open source license to the Java developer community. In this talk Java developer Elliotte Rusty Harold predicts new directions for the Java platform, in everything from scripting to bug fixing to new syntax. We'll talk about various proposals for both the language and libraries including closures, type inference, I/O, and more.

The meeting takes place at 6:30 P.M. at the New Yorker Hotel, 34th and 8th Ave, Room 550. Everyone is welcome.

Speaking of user groups, I've finished the first draft of my next book and have a little down time, so if you've been wanting to hear me, now's the time to ask. Besides "Java 7 and Beyond", I'm also interested in talking about "Refactoring HTML", "XML Processing in PHP", XForms, Web Forms 2.0, and HTML 5 (and you can usually talk me into other subjects as well.) I'm based in New York, and I'll be in San Francisco for JavaOne the second week of May. I'll be in Chicago in July and Boston at least once in the Fall. Drop me a line if you're interested.

Enterprise Distributed Technologies has released edtFTPj/Pro 1.5.0, a $299 payware FTP library for Java that supports FTP over SSL. Version 1.5.0 adds a scripting language.