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Java Enterprise

I suppose all of my networking over the past year has payed off, because my session for JavaOne in June, 2005 has been accepted. Last year I wasn't so lucky, so I was pleasantly surprised to get a confirmation e-mail a couple of weeks ago. The session will be a Birds-of-the-Feather (BOF) called "Exploring the JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". It'll be in the WebTier track. Here's the summary: This...
on Mar 31, 2005

Java Tools

If you are like me you have broken finger bindings. Probably from years of bash use or maybe you just have to switch platforms all the time. Since finger bindings are difficult to change this little utility will change the key bindings instead. Okay, so this isn't a Java tip, but it's useful nonetheless. If you are an OSX user, like me, then you may often run into the problem that the control,...
on Mar 31, 2005
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

Global Education and Learning

Mike Clark is on to something. If you know Mike, this won't come as a surprise to you. If you don't know Mike, you should start reading his blog, and this entry in particular. Go ahead and take a look at it now. I'll wait. Yes, I know he's talking about Ruby, as well as unit testing, two topics that are pretty much guaranteed to raise the ire of some of the regulars on this site. After all, we'...
on Mar 30, 2005
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

Java Web Services and XML

Introduction JAXB 2.0 is primarily a persistence technology; it walks through a graph of POJOs, then it produces the equivalent XML representation, much like Java serialization. We have a set of annotations you can use to tell JAXB that you do or don't want this property/field to show up in XML. For example, the following class tells JAXB that I want JAXB to access the properties, not the fields...
on Mar 30, 2005
JAXB 2.0 Early Draft 2 JAXB 2.0 (JSR222) Early Draft 2 is now available for review. Early Draft 2 contains both a specification as well as javadocs. Both are downloadable from JSR 222 JCP JAXB site . We have added significant functionality. We are very interested in your feedback. Here is a highlight of some of the features: XML schema support, Java to XML Schema mapping, schema evolution and...
on Mar 24, 2005

Java Desktop

It's been a while since I've contributed a blog. It's not for lack of thinking about it. The inspiration for pounding out some purple prose about developments around java desktop software has flowed from my brain to the tips of my fingers half a dozen times of the past month or so. For one reason or another I've set aside the the urge to write each time. It gets easier and easier to do so,...
on Mar 30, 2005
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

Jini

About one year after first discussions about changing Jini licensing at the 7th Jini Community Meeting the first release of the Jini Starter Kit is available under an ASL2 license. In addition Sun provides a Patent Non-Assertion Covenant for Jini. But that's not the only news about this release. It is also a release that tackles the deployment problems users of Jini did often face. It comes with...
on Mar 30, 2005
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

JXTA

The MyJXTA crew recently added "voice over JXTA." I am intentionally not framing this as "voice over IP" per se as JXTA proper is a logical network overlay that is both language (ie Java, C, ...) and protocol (ie IP, TCP, HTTP, ...) agnostic. As such, voice over MyJXTA need not be limited to IP alone nor be constrained to one network. The field has been leveled. Matthew Schmidt of Java Lobby...
on Mar 25, 2005
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

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

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 18, 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