Programmers are People, Too - by Ken Arnold, July 6, 2005
Outsourcing Java SE, by Daniel H. Steinberg, 07/12/2006
Cameron Purdy's The Seven Habits of Highly Dysfunctional Design
"There are a number of design decisions in Java and its related libraries that I have complained about on more than one occasion, but I wanted to write down some of my thoughts as to why I believe that they are bad design decisions, how they could have been better, and thus how to avoid inflicting similar pain on others."
Part 1: Useless data types: Date, Date, Time and Timestamp
Part 2: your face! BigDecimal, BigInteger and BigMistake
Part 3: Idiot interfaces: Cloneable, Serializable, Remote, Entry
Part 4: Idiot exceptions: RemoteException, SQLException
Part 5: AWT or Swing or SWT or Java2D or ...
Year in Review: What to Expect in Java SE 7
An overview of features in (and out of) the next Java specification.
By Alex Miller
December 19, 2008
Pure Danger Tech - Alex Miller’s technical blog
"This page lists the proposed features in Java 7 and information about them"
Java Community Process (JCP)
Stephen Colebourne's Weblog - Ideas and musings from a Java developer (some good links to Java 7 topics)
James Gosling's Letter to the Java Community
James Gosling on Open Sourcing Sun's Java Platform Implementations, Part 1
James Gosling on Open Sourcing Sun's Java Platform Implementations, Part 2
java.net Editor's Daily Blog
Jonathan's blog: Will the Java Platform Create The World's Largest App Store?
Kelly O'Hair's Weblog (blogs.sun.com) - 12 recommended JavaOne sessions
JavaOne Advance Conference Guide