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Daily Dose: Java 7 Webcast to Unveil Latest Innovations

07.06.2011
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Tomorrow at 9:00 am PT, Oracle will be hosting multi-city events and live webcasts for the Java community  detailing the newest innovations for Java 7. The event will highlight the RC release of Java with sessions discussing:

    •    Introducing Java 7
    •    Making Heads and Tails of Project Coin (small language changes in JDK 7)
    •    Divide and Conquer Parallelism with the Fork/Join Framework
    •    The New File System API in JDK 7
    •    A Renaissance VM: One Platform, Many Languages
    •    Meet the Experts: Q & A and Panel Discussion

Registration for the live events in California, São Paulo, and London and the webcasts are still open for members of the Java community.

Node.js v0.5.0 Unstable Released

The new version of Node.JS, the evented I/O for V8 JavaScript, was released in its unstable version today. The new release changes the event  loops system, replacing it with a new one to support windows. Unstable releases are aimed to promote hacking and testing features to be added to stable versions by the Node.JS developer community. The full list of changes can be found at the official announcement.

Memory Management Issues Improved for Firefox

Firefox has often been accused of being a memory hog, but now its developers have solved some of the problems with a new patch. According to the bug report, Firefox currently fragments memory in the JavaScript engine by keeping 1MB chunks for system objects. The developers reduced the fragmentation, achieving five times lower system memory usage. The fix is currently in the bleeding-edge Firefox 7, which will go into the Aurora channel when Firefox 6 beta is released.
 

Google Bans 11 Million .co.cc Domains from Search

Bad news for web developers with .co.cc domain names today, as Google has banned over 11 million .co.cc domain names. The domains are offered by a Korean company for free, and are often associated with phishing and spam. Google's Matt Cutts explains:
 
First, a definition: a "freehost" is a domain that will let anyone register a site on that domain. There's lots and lots of high-quality freehosts out there (wordpress.com comes to mind).

We absolutely do try to be granular, but I wanted to mention that if we see a very large fraction of sites on a specific freehost be spammy or low-quality, we do reserve the right to take action on the freehost as a whole. I think most savvy search/SEO folks would understand this completely, but I figure it's better to over-communicate than under-communicate.


What every programmer should know about time

Thank you to user jbuchberger for today's top link, which discusses what developers should know about different standards of time!

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