New Java Warehouse and Java Store "Deep Dive" Videocast Series
Janice Heiss pointed me to a new series of videocasts that's now available on java.sun.com: Deep Dive: Java Warehouse and Java Store With Bernard Traversat. The videos are hosted by Ed Ort, Senior Staff Information Engineer for Sun. Bernard Tarversat is Director of Engineering for the Java Store.
The deep dive is a three-part series:
- Part 1: Get an overview of the Java Warehouse and Java Store
- Part 2: Learn how to submit a desktop application to the Java Warehouse
- Part 3: Learn how to use the Java Store
Part 1 has a run time of just under 7 minutes. If you haven't paid much attention to the Java Store thus far, this videocast provides a good overview. It also provides an update on what has happened since JavaOne, including discussion of the progress toward enabling developers to monetize their Java applications.
Part 2 is a fairly detailed (almost 16 minutes) demo that will be useful for developers who'd like to submit applications to the Java Warehouse for distribution via the Java Store. You need a Sun Developer Network account in order to submit apps to the Java Warehouse. The Warehouse portal supports IE and Firefox on Windows; Safari on Mac; and Firefox on Linux. Submitted applications must be approved by the Warehouse. Once an app is approved, it is up to the developer to decide when the application will be published (i.e., made available to visitors to the Java Store). An "auto-publish" option is available when you submit your application, designating that the application should be published automatically immediately after it is approved. A few other notes: if your application is for purchase, the purchase price must be at least $1.99; images/icons/screenshots must be in PNG format, and have specific sizes (to enable uniformity in the display of apps in the Java Store); version changes are supported through a convenient process.
Part 3 demoes the Java Store, including the new JavaFX Java Store client. The store offers the ability to run a preview of an application, where the store visitor can test a portion of the application that has been defined as a preview, without installing it, through a JNLP file and Java Web Start. The developer does not have to create the actual JNLP file for the preview; there is a process within the Warehouse that accomplishes this. The last half of the videocast includes presentation and discussion of the architecture of the Java Warehouse and Store, application view and download statistics that are available to developers, and Warehouse support. In all, Part 3 occupies just under 16 minutes.
If you'd like to get up to date with what's been happening with the Java Warehouse and Java Store, and also see them in action, the Deep Dive: Java Warehouse and Java Store With Bernard Traversat series is something you'll want to watch. With a total run time is almost 40 minutes, the series really does take you on a "deep dive" into the warehouse and store. Even though I've followed the progress of the Java Store, there was a lot of stuff in the video series I hadn't seen before (especially the demoes of the warehouse and store).
Also, don't forget that we currently have a poll running that asks What do you think about the Java Store's recent progress?. Tomorrow will be the last full day of voting, so if you haven't voted yet, and you're interested in voting, be sure you do so soon!
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