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Save the date – June 27th 2012, the fourth Wednesday of June. For those in the Eclipse Community, this is effectively their Christmas and birthday wrapped into one – it is of course the day that the Juno Simultaneous Release Train arrives into the platform. For the 72 projects that form part of the release train (the most in any Eclipse annual release so far, ten new converts from Eclipse Indigo) it represents the day that signifies the final goal of a year’s solid hard graft. After several milestones and many, many hours of testing to get to this point, we’ll see them all cross the finishing line, bringing forth complete versions of their lovingly-crafted projects for the entire Eclipse Foundation, with exciting new features for all to savour. Naturally, it seemed logical for Java Tech Journal to join on this celebration, profiling just some of the projects that are part of Eclipse Juno. Of course with so many involved, it would be impossible to fit them all in, but we’ve given it our best shot in encompassing many new interesting projects. First up, Brian de Alwis highlights new features for the Eclipse 4 platform in Juno, as this will be the first Eclipse release based on E4 after four years of developmental effort, and he also tells us why this substantial UI infrastructure rewriting will set the agenda in the future. Marcel Bruch introduces us to Eclipse Code Recommenders – the Eclipse-flavoured extension to JDT that displays some impressive code knowledge. The highly-anticipated project recently scooped the Most Innovative New Feature at the Eclipse Community Awards. We chat to the recently honoured Top Committer Sven Efftinge and Sebastian Zarnekow – the key men behind language Xtend. We felt it was best to shine the light on those making a debut in Eclipse Juno. Manuel Bork’s introduction to Eclipse Model Focusing Tools is swiftly followed by a glimpse into Eclipse M2M developments in Project Koneki from Benjamin Cabé. Finally we talk to Glyn Normington about the progress within the Eclipse Virgo web server. Away from Eclipse, we’ve also managed a new section devoted to cover the latest news from across the Java world, and an in-depth chat with ZeroTurnaround about their recent Java EE Developer Productivity Report, revealing some interesting facts about a developer’s working day. Just like Eclipse Juno, we don’t scrimp on content.