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Welcome to the first edition of JAX Magazine, the magazine formerly known as Java Tech Journal – we’re probably about level with Prince in terms of re-inventions. Don’t be put off – we‘re still all about Java and the JVM, and we’re still providing the same top quality tutorials, analysis and developer columns. It’s just a fresh lick of paint on the glossy front cover, keeping the ties to our website jaxenter.com, so you can rest easy knowing that the formula will stay largely the same. October’s a busy old month – the whole industry, it seems, descends upon San Francisco for Oracle’s Java extravaganza JavaOne, to hear what’s new for the language, platform and everything in between. Naturally, we’re keen to reflect this everchanging industry in JAX Magazine, and our two bumper tutorials this month feature technologies fresh off big releases. First up, Jeanfrançois Arcand introduces us to his portable WebSocket/Comet Framework, Atmosphere. It went 1.0 last month and is the buzz of the Java world, thanks to its treasure trove of client and server side components and support for Java, Scala, and Groovy. All inclusive is what we like to see. He’ll cover the basics in a sample chat application to get you started in creating a truly asynchronous Web application. MarkLogic have just unleashed their new enterprise-ready scheme-agnostic NoSQL database and two key developers behind it, Erik Hennum and Charles Greer, show off its capabilities (with the help of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin) in writing and searching for POJOs. No seriously. We also chatted to the lead for Spring Tool Suite, Martin Lippert, about the 3.0 release and its open-sourcing; plus we held a round-table discussion with Oracle, CloudBees and CloudSoft, all looking for cloud management standardisation in the CAMP specification. Tam Hanna tells us why there’s still life left in the old dog J2ME, Jessica Kerr urges us to stop being code monkeys, and we discuss the crisis at Eclipse over the 4.2 platform and why the community needs to step up.