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.
Google Bans 11 Million .co.cc Domains from SearchBad 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.
Thank you to user jbuchberger for today's top link, which discusses what developers should know about different standards of time!