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Won Point Oh

Posted by enicholas on May 17, 2006 at 8:47 AM PDT

(If you have no idea what JAXX is, take a look at Introducing JAXX)

I'm usually pretty good about hitting deadlines, but this one was really close. My JavaOne session (TS-4265 User Interfaces in XML: The JAXX Framework) is on Thursday, and I had planned since the very beginning to have JAXX 1.0 out by then, preferably a few weeks prior. Since it is now the day before my presentation and I am just now making an entry about the 1.0 release... well, you can do the math.

Admittedly, there was a bit of scope creep. As I described in my last blog post, I ended up fixing JAXX to support circular dependencies, which is something I had planned to hold off until post-1.0. During the beta, JAXX transitioned from a brain-dead code generator into a relatively sophisticated two-pass compiler, and both JAXX and I are certainly better off for the experience.

Now, JAXX isn't perfect. It is a 1.0 release, after all. But the few known bugs are all pretty minor, and I feel confident in saying that it's ready for prime time. So if the idea of being able to create a user interface by writing simple XML files, complete with sophisticated CSS stylesheet support and a whole lot more, sounds interesting to you -- you might want to take a look at JAXX (

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