On behalf of the MOXy JAXB committers (great job by all), I am very proud to announce that EclipseLink 2.5 has been released and is available for download. In this post I will summarize what is new in the MOXy component.
It takes effort, persistence & contributions from a lot of folks to build a truly rewarding developer community that benefits everyone involved. This will be a quick post thanking several people that I truly respect & enjoy working with, along with thoughts on running a technical User Group.
Java EE 7 is officially done as of this week. Linda DeMichiel just announced on the Oracle blog that the Java EE 7 Platform JSR, as well as the more compact Web Profile JSR for this EE version, have both been approved by the Java Community Process.
The history of computer systems is also the history of bugs, including epic, disastrous bugs that have caused millions of $ in damage and destruction and even death, as well as many other less spectacular but expensive system and project failures.
Today's subject is Fountain Codes, otherwise known as "rateless codes". A fountain code is a way to take some data - a file, for example - and transform it into an effectively unlimited number of encoded chunks, such that you can reassemble the original file given any subset of those chunks...