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Java Desktop

Think of this blog as an IV drip for my blog; I have to come back occasionally and check on the patient to see how he's doing, and administer the right drugs to make sure the heartbeat monitor still goes "Ping!" at the proper rate. I am still intent on writing various articles, and actually have several in the works (or at least in the attic of my mind), but time to devote to the articles...
on Dec 14, 2004
A few weeks ago, we've silently released the first public beta version of genesis. But what is genesis about? genesis is open-source software (LGPL) and its main objective is to allow you to build powerful, scalable applications in a simple, productive and testable way. Although its long term goals are much more ambitious, right now it focuses on two main areas: UI programming: your form is just...
on Dec 13, 2004
I know it's been a while since I've posted, and sadly it's going to be a while until I do again. Work, my opensource projects, and my book are keeping me slammed. I've lots of good stuff cooking, so stay tuned. I would like to mention one thing. I've been thinking a lot about APIs. For any given task there seem to be a great many APIs that solve it, especially in the opensource world. And yet...
on Dec 7, 2004
This weekend three of my cousins came to the house for an afternoon visit. Mostly they wanted to see their aunt and uncle who are now living at our house. It was the normal family thing. The cousins were talking way and their kids had no idea who I was or why they were there. After all I hadn't seen any of them since 1982. Then out the blue the 17 year old son of one of my cousins looks at me...
on Dec 6, 2004
I finally got around to read about JDNC (http://jdnc.dev.java.net/), to download a copy, run through the demos, look at the .jdnc files, and read some of the documentation (tutorials, article, etc..) I am very impressed! I think JDNC is terrific. I mean its goal is right on target. I believe this is where efforts should be concentrated. And they finally are. This blog was originally going to...
on Dec 3, 2004

Global Education and Learning

Two more projects have been added to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at java.net. This week we have a new project based on JXTA P2P for bioinformatics. The second project is neural networks that will help categorize poems after their authors. Take a look and see if there is a project you are interested in and email the owners on how you can help out. Remember this is a...
on Dec 14, 2004
It's time to welcome new projects into the community. They need help and volunteers to get things going. Please email there owners and ask how you can help. Here are the links and descriptions to the latest additions to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). Please look through the summaries (from their project page). If you find something interesting, join their projects and help...
on Dec 8, 2004
Many more projects have been added to the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC) at java.net. Again we have quite a mix from a student's exploration into Java, a Tapestry project and even an attempt to create a web interface in the style of one of my favorite BBC programs "Connections" (have James Burke drop me an email if you know him). Take a look and see if there is a project you are...
on Dec 8, 2004

Java User Groups

Firstly, I was amazed that they were using a Apple portable. Reason why I was amazed is that JDK 5.0 is not yet available for Apple's PC. I was thinking how they will show JDK 5.0 in action with a portable running under Apple Mac OS X. But in fact, it was only presentation of slides. So, in fact no "JDK 5.0 in Action". The first part of the presentation was the most interresting. The reason was...
on Dec 13, 2004
Javapolis 2004 started today. Today, it was the first day of the University. The morning, during 3 hours, I listen to Adrian Colyer explaining AspectJ and explain us how it worked and why we would use it. He wins. I will certainly try AspectJ one of those next days. The demo he does that convinces me is his demo concerning Hibernate. He had a class called Address with somes fields. And without...
on Dec 13, 2004

Java Web Services and XML

The JAXB and JAX-RPC projects at Java.Net develop the Reference Implementations for these specifications. The source code for these projects has, until now, only been available under JRL, the Java Research License. JRL is intended for research and internal prototyping and does not allow for modifications intended for deployments. This is a problem for those groups that want to do their own...
on Dec 10, 2004

JXTA

The JXTA 2.3.2 BugDay went off without a hitch and fun was had by all. Lot's of interesting dialog ensued. It is quite rewarding to talk about JXTA using JXTA. Walk the talk so to speak and I for one would have it no other way. For this go around MyJXTA ran in it's own application subgroup which is easy enough to say and what not but the ramifications are significant and worth revisting. In...
on Dec 9, 2004
per JXTA Announce: On Wednesday December 8th, 2004 from 1800 UTC to 0300 UTC (10am PST - 7pm PST) the JXTA team will be participating in an online chat devoted to the upcoming J2SE "Imam Bayaldi" release. If you are having problems or questions with the recent J2SE Beta, have questions for the developers or just want to stop by and see what's happening please join us! Connect via the...
on Dec 7, 2004

Portlet

Just noticed today that the second part to the JSR-168 portlet article is available at sys-con's JDJ site. You can read the article at: Understanding Portals and Portlets - Part 2 In case you missed the first part, it's still available at: Understanding Portals and Portlets - Part 1 Happy Readings :-)
on Dec 9, 2004
I have been having this interesting conversation with the developer of JOSSO, an open source Single Sign On framework. The good news from JOSSO is that they can integrate with Pluto, potentially providing a great open source identity template for portal infrastructures. Now what's Identity and how does it relate to portals ? After having worked a good year and a half with the Sun Identity...
on Dec 9, 2004
When a user submits data to a portlet (whether in a form, or parameters added to the end of an HTTP request), these values are normally passed to the target action method. The question is, how do you pass them on to the render method or a JSP? Head on over to the portlet community to find out more. When you get there, check out the Community Tips on the left hand side. Don't forget to check back...
on Dec 7, 2004

Java Enterprise

On Tuesday Dec 7th at 11:00 AM Pacific, Roger Kitain and I will be hosting a JDC chat on the Faces 1.2 and JSP 2.1 technologies, which are part of the upcoming J2EE 5.0 platform. The focus of these new releases is to improve alignment of the J2EE web tier and to further enhance ease of development. A cornerstone of the new releases is a new, unified expression language API that both...
on Dec 6, 2004
We have just launched the J2EE SDK project with the goal of building a rich developer's community for the J2EE SDK. This project will provide tips, whitepapers on how to take full advantage of the J2EE SDK. We also plan to start a variety of sub-projects to enhance the toolset and components that work with the J2EE SDK. We look forward to having java.net community members join and...
on Dec 6, 2004

NetBeans

Edition 2004 of javapolis will start the 13 of decembre. Last year, Sun did a presentation of Rave (Sun Java Studio Creator). This year, Tim Boudreau will do a presentation of NetBeans 4.0 ( that would be out for the javapolis event) but also explain us what we can expect from the future versions of NetBeans. I will certainly blog here my impression of each session I will follow. And I also hope...
on Dec 5, 2004
Unless you've checked out the latest NetBeans 4.0 RC1 release, you really don't know beans about NetBeans. If you've been using the 3.x line of NetBeans for a while, this new version may be somewhat challenging at first. The entire project configuration is built around ANT. The move to ANT might be confusing at first. Of course, there are ways to import existing projects that do not have an ANT...
on Dec 2, 2004