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The Java Audio discussion

Posted by daniel on April 15, 2004 at 6:50 AM PDT

Jonathan Simon launches the Java Audio discussion and says he uses JSyn. He asks what you are using.

Today we are launching our second discussion. The Java Audio discussion is in the new Java Media forum and is hosted by Jonathan Simon. He introduces the forum with this invitation. "Java audio poses a number of difficult problems ranging from hardware and OS specific functionality, to getting down and dirty with low level audio formats and their representation. There are, however, a number of ways of solving these problems in the form of several audio APIs. Between JavaSound, JMF and other audio APIs, its relatively easy to take advantage of audio in your Java applications. But there can still be still problems looming under the surface. Bring your audio issues and solutions to this discussion."

Also in Java Today
, here's another suggested application of Aspect Oriented Programming: you inherit code with empty try blocks. Exceptions are being caught and then ignored. It's making your life difficult to trace what has gone wrong. In Robert Swarr's Make Your Apps Operations Friendly With AOP , he adds a named pointcut

 pointcut exceptionHandler(Exception e): 
       handler(Exception+) && args(e);
. He then provides the corresponding advice
 after(Exception e): exceptionHandler(e) {
       log.error("Exception: " + e.toString());
. You can modify this to suit your needs, but this is one way to get information back when a silent exception is thrown.

In today's Weblogs ,
Ben Galbraith asks Is an avalanche coming?
He writes "I'm as skeptical as the next software engineer that a loosely organized band of hetergenous companies can effectively produce and support enterprise software, but I admit I'm intriguied by the Avalanche concept. I wonder -- is this the start of a significant (or at least notable) rebellion against the high margins, low quality, and upgrade tactics of the software industry? Or is it a naive and misguided attempt that will flame out sometime in 2005?"

In today's Projects and Communities ,

The JDDAC community points to the Practical Embedded Java Coding Standards page which says that "Properly applied, reasonable standards make everyone's job easier and even more fun."

Tonight's meeting of the Fort Worth JUG is a presentation of "Jasper Reports is a powerful open source Java reporting tool that has the ability to deliver rich content onto the screen, to the printer or into PDF, HTML, XLS, CSV and XML files."

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