The Hudson team has launchedContinuous Blog, the official Hudson weblog. R. Tyler Ballance introduced the blog in his Welcome to Continuous Blog! inaugural message:

Hello and welcome to "Continuous Blog", the official Hudson weblog! If you don't mind me saying so, I think its arrival is long overdue. Since Hudson started in November of 2006, there hasn't been a central "voice" for the project. In just a few short years Hudson has grown into a substantial project withhundreds of plugins and thousands of users around the world. Kohsuke's nice Java-based extensible continuous integration server has grown up into fantastic tool with a great community around it...


The next few entries discuss new translations of Hudson in the Hudson 1.344 release, the 1.344 release, and the hotfix 1.345 release.

The plans for the Continuous Blog are broad. In his welcome post, Tyler says readers can expect to see:

Overviews of the latest releases of Hudson and its plugins, interviews and discussions with the developers who have contributed to Hudson over the years, guest posts by power-users on how Hudson fits into their workflow and much much more (really).

In an email, Tyler told me the blog will also feature Hudson tutorials, spotlights on companies the use Hudson, and articles. In other words, the Continuous Blog is intended to be a centerpiece for the Hudson community, more like a community site, or information center, than simply a collection of blog posts.

Note that you can also follow Hudson on Twitter (@hudsonci) -- that's actually where I first found that the Continuous Blog was about to happen. Hudson is also on Facebookand ohloh. Ohloh's current estimates for the Hudson project are that the code base has 625,800 lines, contributed by 169 developers, at an equivalent cost of $9,200,000 (US).

In other Java Today stories, Peligri provides an update onGlassFish Support, HA, Clustering and More:

The Sun-Oracle Strategy WebCast and subsequent Webcasts and Docs generated multiple comments and discussions threads in the Web from which I want to highlight a few comments in here. Please check the original posts for context, clarification and caveats...

On Twitter, Intel's Aaron Tersteeg pointed his followers to today's Parallel Programming Talk on Intel Software Network TV. The title of today's broadcast is "Refactoring (Parallelizing) Java Applications with Professor Danny Dig (University of Illinois U-C)." You can watch it Live on ISN TV at 8:00 AM Pacific Time (U.S.), Tuesday, February 9. If you can't see it live, just revisit the Parallel Programming Talk on Intel Software Network TV site later, and you'll be able to watch the recorded show.

In today's Weblogs, Jim Driscoll is studying HTML5 Semantic Tags:

Over the weekend, I was reading Mark Pilgrim's great book on HTML5- and when I got to the part about the semantic tags, I thought it might be worth a quick mention. In case you've missed out on HTML5 in general (and don't want to take the time to read that book I linked above), the idea behind semantic tags is that many sites use div blocks to mark out the same kinds of content, over and over. Content like headers, footers, and nav bars...

Fabrizio Giudici has a message for Young speakers, remember Jazoon deadline is Apr 4:

Yesterday I made my proposal submissions for Jazoon 2010 - as usual at the last minute, as now the call for paper is closed. Young speakers  (under 26) wishing to make their first experience should recall they have got still time until April 4. The three selected speakers will have the opportunity of going to Zurich with no expenses for the conference as well as flight and hotel...

Markus Karg asks Like to use XSLT 2.0? Move to Saxon!:

For many years I am using XSLT now for a lot of tasks in both, development and runtime environments: Source generation, creating HTML from XML data, or even rendering SVG vector graphics from XML finance data. But what really bothered me was that the XSLT transformer contained in Java (even in Java 6's latest release) was just able to do XSLT 1.0 but not XSLT 2.0. XSLT (and XPath) 2.0 comes with such a plethora of features that makes coding so much easier, like calling XSLT-written functions from XPath, "real" loops (instead of recursive calls) or dealing with sequences and many more. I couldn't wait any longer to get it, so the question was: What to do? ...

In the Forums,mmo18 is seeking a SOAP stack that can run inside an applet?: Hi - I hope this is the right forum to ask this question. If not, please advise! I am seeking a simple SOAP stack that can run as part of an applet. The SOAP stacks I tried so far (Apache, Java 6's built-in SOAP stack) cause security...

In the ME Interest forum, rapiz has questions aboutSetting default network connection for j2me apps: Hi, In my application i use socket connection to my server. my problem is, that some mobile phone (e.g. samsung) is configured to use WAP as default for j2me apps. and it blocks my socket. If i want to change it, i...

In the GlassFish WebTier forum, eheb is seeking ademo of JSF2 ui components library ?: I am looking for web demo and its source codes about JSF2 ui components library : mojarra or myfaces implementation ... Best regards.

Our current Spotlightis the Oracle announcement about "Our plan is to shut down and focus our efforts on as the hosted development community. We are in the process of migrating to the kenai technology. This means that any project currently hosted on will be able to continue as you are on We are still working out the technical details, but the goal is to make this migration as seamless as possible for the current projects..."

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