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Java Desktop

There's an article posted on java.sun.com that talks about the ongoing feature work in the desktop group. We hope this helps you understand what we're busy with and what you can look forward to in the 6.0 release. The article should be fairly dynamic and we will try to update it when things change. So, for example, when a particular feature is integrated into the release, we'll put...
on Apr 20, 2005
Exposee! News Flash! Clear Skies Ahead! Perceived Performance Problem Perforated! This feature's so huge, so cool, so visible, there's just got to be a catchy title for it. I spent a few minutes coming up with the above list, but somehow it just doesn't get the point across, at least not in a spew-coffee-onto-your-keyboard-laughing kind of way that I was after. Dang - I guess I'll...
on Apr 20, 2005
Everyone knows that Java's mantra has always been "Write Once Run Anywhere" (WORA) and there has been a lot of discussion over the years about that claim. Putting the WORA discussion aside (it's already been beaten to death), I see the real value being in that Java, itself, seems to run everywhere. No matter where I need my application or data to get to; desktops, servers, wireless devices,...
on Apr 13, 2005

Global Education and Learning

I came across a disturbing factoid this morning: "U.S. students earlier this month made their worst showing in the 29-year history of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest." By pure coincidence, I had a chat last week with a friend who is an adjunct professor at a well known university. For some reason the topic drifted towards discussing the relevancy of computer science...
on Apr 19, 2005

Java Web Services and XML

I have revamped the JWSDP developer's home page at Java.Net. There has been a lot of new activity in the JWSDP community including new EAs for JAX-RPC 2.0 and JAXB 2.0; the SJSXP and JAXP 1.3 weekly builds, and I piling that on the old page seemed to make things more messy, so I used that excuse for the cleanup. The new page tries to provide a quick entry into News, Downloads, Specs, Blogs,...
on Apr 18, 2005
Last Friday, Ryan and I spent most of the day to bring the source code of the JAXB RI from Sun's internal CVS repository to java.net. It wasn't a simple CVS import because we need to retain a portion of the repository inside Sun (for example, all those test cases that we received from various people.) But all the code that constitutes the JAXB RI --- the runtime, the compiler, the schema...
on Apr 18, 2005
WS-Addressing 1.0 Core and SOAP Binding documents are in Last Call and the review period ends on May 11th.
on Apr 15, 2005
The past month has been hectic for me, between my wife delivering a baby and me delivering the JAXB RI 2.0 EA. I lost the race by about a month, but finally today we released the early access of the JAXB RI. This early access basically implements the JAXB 2.0 specification early draft 2 with some differences. The EA passes almost all the tests that we used for testing 1.0.x series of the RI,...
on Apr 8, 2005
WS-I Sample Application 1.1 EA is a rewrite of the WS-I Sample Application 1.0 using JAX-RPC 2.0 features and is available for download here. This bundle, as always, comes with the source code, ant build script, customization files, and other artifacts required to build the sample application from scratch. The bundle comes with the updated documentation. The source code has been commented through...
on Apr 8, 2005
JAX-RPC 2.0 Standard Implementation Early Access is now available. This release is a big leap from JAX-RPC 1.1 in terms of the feature set: Data binding using JAXB 2.0 Annotations for specifying metadata Standard customization framework instead of the configuration files Improved handler framework Dynamic client and server Asynchronous clients See Doug's blog about details on each feature. The...
on Apr 8, 2005

NetBeans

It seems that it exists a tradition at NetBeans to modify their graphic chart every years, 2 years. UPDATE: It seems that they decided to use that new look and feel for NetBeans 4.1RC1. NetBeans EDI 4.1 is not yet released that they are already preparing the NetBeans EDI 4.2. And, therefore, it seems they are reviewing the colormap and changing their logo. Please discover what you can see now...
on Apr 18, 2005
"Bonjour, comment Java?" Java is turning 10 this year... I was told that before being made public, the project was killed several times. Maybe due to lack of product requirement documents, or non-existing VOC (voice of customer), but anyway, Java was not a death march project and millions of users and developers can now enjoy its benefits. A nice Java timeline document, describes the chronology...
on Apr 17, 2005
In his blog, Ludovic Champenois, one of the lead enginners on the J2EE functionality in NetBeans, asked what we (NetBeans's users) would like to see in NetBeans 4.2 or even NetBeans 5.0. So, hereafter is my wish list: Enhancements Please look at all issues marked as Enhancement/Feature in Issuezilla of NetBeans. And say to the reporter if it's accepted or rejected. Enhance the Form Editor to...
on Apr 17, 2005
These days I tend to press F5 in my favorite browser every couple of minutes. I'm visiting the NetBeans page and cannot wait the delivery of NetBeans 4.1 since the release branch is known to be taken. Sure, 4.0 has been a big step in the development of NetBeans, but from my point of view (J2SE) introduced a lot of difficulties. I cannot judge how the benefits have been to the J2EE world, but I...
on Apr 12, 2005
In working on my JavaONE presentation, I got to thinking about why frameworks such as the NetBeans Platform and Eclipse RCP are important. It's really because, if they didn't exist, we'd all end up rewriting them, anyway. Every project I've ever worked on started out as a dedicated application, with a very simple architecture. Then, as features are added, and they don't fit nicely into what I...
on Apr 9, 2005
I spent this last Wednesday in NYC on what was probably the first nice day of Spring this year. I arrived from Connecticut via Amtrak into Penn Station. Generally, I take the subway up to the Sun offices near Grand Central Station, however, it was too nice of a day to be underground, so I decided to walk. It was close to lunch time when I arrived and the parks were overflowing with folks soaking...
on Apr 8, 2005

Embedded

If you have not visited the http://java.sun.com/j2se page recently, I suggest you go there and take a look. Hmmmm, "Core Java"... yes, we all know about that. "Desktop Java"... yes, wonderful technology, many of us use it every day. "J2SE Embedded"... what!? J2SE Embedded? Where did that come from? While much of the Java community has been busy battling in the J2EE/.NET wars, the Law of...
on Apr 15, 2005

Java Enterprise

Anyone who has used Flickr, GMail, Google Suggest, or Google Maps will realize that Web applications are not limited to plain and boring HTML-only user interfaces anymore. These applications provide very slick UIs and the hot, but not-so-new, technology behind them is Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX). We, the Java BluePrints team at Sun, are starting to address this area by developing a set...
on Apr 14, 2005

Java Tools

Swing is slow, right? That seems to be a common perception which fast Swing apps like LimeWire seem unable to shake. Even the Jackpot GUI app is sluggish these days, and we all know it cannot be that my code is at fault, right? I think the real problem is that yours and my computers are too fast, or at least too fast relative to our customers' systems. Because software developers and quality...
on Apr 11, 2005

Java Patterns

Weakly typed sudo java delegate implementations seem to be a dime a dozen these days. After reading the latest article on JDJ http://sys-con.com/story/?storyid=49097&DE=1 about yet another weakly typed implementation for java delegates I decided it was high time to put my brain to work on implementing strongly typed delegates. With a little imagination and some magic it was quite simple,...
on Apr 11, 2005