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Java Desktop

I've been involved with the JDesktop Integration Components (JDIC) project since inception. Lots of things have been going on since it was open sourced during JavaOne 2004. JDIC community just released a milestone release 0.9, with a couple of new features, API revisions and bug fixes to the earlier 0.8.x releases. There've been many interesting discussions and ideas in the community that worth...
on Mar 24, 2005
<i>"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."[from a poem by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty pedestal]</i> Okay, so this references is a bit over the top here, but there's nothing like a good (or bad)...
on Mar 17, 2005
One Thread To Rule Them All As most developers are already aware, an OpenGL-based Java 2D pipeline (henceforth known as "the OGL pipeline") was included in JDK 5.0 for improved rendering performance. While the OGL pipeline was a big step forward for rendering performance of complex operations (think transforms, compositing, gradients, etc), it was not nearly as robust as our existing X11- and...
on Mar 11, 2005

NetBeans

As I move my Java blog over from blogger.com, I figured I'd start things out with something I wrote as a sidebar for my DDJ article last month. The main article was about building applications on top of the NetBeans platform (not about the IDE). DDJ decided not to publish it along with the main article, so here it is: NetBeans vs. Eclipse as a Rich Client Platform In certain circles, raising...
on Mar 23, 2005
As I continued to explore the eBay APIs, I found that one of their sample applications stood apart from the rest, the API Calls Demo. In this Swing application, you'll find examples of most of the eBay SDK for Java APIs. However, as the example exists on eBay's site, you have to enter your credentials every time the application is launched. So, I followed up my first tutorial with a second,...
on Mar 22, 2005

Global Education and Learning

I came across Robocode a few years ago and was instantly delighted. On first glance, Robocode is an arcade game. Robot tanks roam a virtual battlefield in search of combat and blasting away at any opponent that they encounter. Unlike traditional arcade games, the "player" is not in direct control of his weapons; the tanks are autonomous, controlled only by the event-driven algorithms written (...
on Mar 21, 2005
Project Jatse, owned by Eric Brown-Munoz is an open source (Lesser General Public License) set of tools for teaching, learning and playing with algebra. The goal is to provide a broad range of symbolic algebra functionality that is missing in the open source community. This project is targeted at the mathematics used in high school, although these classes can be extended to cover either...
on Mar 6, 2005
We have four new projects in the Global Education and Learning Community (GELC). This time we have a prompter system for English and Turkish, healthcare framework, a simulation of Unix, and a remote desktop controller for a J2ME cell phone. Take a look at the descriptions below and click on the links to join these projects and help out. BelletMen - An English-Turkish Prompter System...
on Mar 6, 2005

Jini

Especially Jini developers often have to wrestle with ClassNotFoundExceptions due to incorrect codebases or classloaders that are associated with the wrong codebase. The codehost project tries to tacle these problems by removing the codebase URLs. This may seem strange first. How do you download the classes you need without any information where to get them from? But does removing the codebase...
on Mar 21, 2005

Embedded

Embedded Java Needs to be Leveraged Very Differently than Most Other Java Technologies. One of the main reasons that Embedded Java has not enjoyed wide-spread success to date is that it is a significantly different technology than almost every other technology in the Java ecosystem. Due to this difference it did not benefit very much from the strategies used to market Java in general. Beyond...
on Mar 17, 2005

JXTA

The JXTA community just announced yesterday the availability of two new releases of the JXTA P2P Platform: JXTA J2SE release, 2.3.3 "Pyrogy", and JXTA C/C++ release, 2.1 "Capri". Both the JXTA "Pyrogy" and "Capri" releases provide a number of feature enhancements, performance improvements, as well as enhanced platform capabilities You can access these releases via the jxta.org download page:...
on Mar 16, 2005
Here's a quick recap of some of the recent events regarding JXTA: JXTA J2SE 2.3.3 released available at download.jxta.org/build/release/2.3.3 JXTA C 2.1 released available at download.jxta.org/build/release/c/2.1 JXTA Maven builds are generated nightly We have some more work to do re the Maven builds, namely how best to manage multiple sources within one project across all goals/reports,...
on Mar 16, 2005
We'll be co-presenting the following JXTA topics along with daniel at this Friday's Software Developer West: MyJXTA iJXTA JXTA in general I'm looking forward to this. Thx for the invite Daniel! MyJXTA :: use it - learn it - do it Java == platform independence XML == application independence JXTA == network independence Secure End-to-End Computing in my ears: Portishead/Portishead/...
on Mar 16, 2005
Sorry about the short notice. Feel free to join in on today's JXTA 2.3.3b BugyDay. Here's the skinny: update WebStart - MyJXTA binary - myjxta binary MyJXTA :: use it - learn it - do it Java == platform independence XML == application independence JXTA == network independence Secure End-to-End Computing in my ears: Stabbing Westward/Stabbing Westward/I Remember
on Mar 8, 2005

Java Tools

I'm pleased to announce that the Coyote project is now open for business. Coyote is a module for NetBeans that adds support for scripting, initially Jython and Groovy. It's in its early days but we'd welcome involvement from all scripting users on the Java platform. The project has been funded by Sun so far but it's open source and open for everyone to use and perfect. For more background, see my...
on Mar 16, 2005
Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO of Sun Microsystems, talks about the recent Executive Advisory Council (EAC) hosted by Sun. At these events, Sun hosts the CEO's and CIO's from the largest corporations in the world for 3 days worth of conversation. This years EAC was focused specifically on developers. I had the great opprotunity to attend this years EAC and I found the discussions...
on Mar 8, 2005
As earlier readers have probably figured, I'm working on automated Java refactoring technology these days. It's becoming a crowded field with some really good tools already out there, but since I'm a normal software engineer I know I can do better. As Alexander Pope stated, "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread," and as my family will attest, I am no angel. Now that the Jackpot engine is...
on Mar 7, 2005

Java User Groups

"The world has changed so much since I was a child." I used to hear my parents or grandparents say such things. I never thought that the day would come where this statement would be coming out of my mouth. We all know much progress had taken place in the 20th century, after all. You'd always hear statements such as "there was no television at the time, we listened to the radio." Now I get to...
on Mar 16, 2005

Java Enterprise

J2EE applications, both Web and EJB, often need to set configurable parameters such as a timeout value, retry count, and so on. To avoid hardcoding some arbitrary values for these parameters in code, the applications need to externalize these values so that a deployer can change them without recompiling the code. The portable solution in J2EE for such configurable parameters is environment...
on Mar 15, 2005

Java Web Services and XML

The techno-clairvoyants have been strangely quiet of late... so I am left on my own to predict what "The Next Big Thing" is going to be. In the absence of prophetic visions, I think we'll have to refocus on the needs our old faithful source of income: Business. The prevalence of computers in our society really took root with the introduction of three programming languages in the late 1950's (by...
on Mar 10, 2005