Java News from Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tomorrow is the last day to submit abstracts for Software Development 2008 West. The conference takes place March 3-7, 2008 in Santa Clara. Once again I'll be chairing the XML track. Of course, we'll also have the usual C++, Java, .NET, Security, Modeling & Design, Ruby, Business of Software, and Web Development tracks. The latter is sort of a catch-all for AJAX, Web 2.0, PHP, JavaScript and and other web tech that isn't already addressed in one of the existing tracks. Here are a few ideas for talks I'm still looking for.

Software and Computer Systems Company, LLC has released FastPak for Java Update 3, a $100 payware Java application loader for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. FastPak for Java runs several applications in the same virtual machine. They claim this reduces memory footprint, startup time, and thread consumption. This release adds a Signed Jar Loader, a native application launcher, and a daemon mode launcher.