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Java Desktop

June has been a record breaker for new open source projects at Sun. The projects ambling out the door this month have run the gamut from new initiatives like JDIC, JDNC, to longtime J2SE stalwart Java3D. And standing in the doorway is the great hulking giant Solaris, of which our president Jonathan Schwartz has said: "Make no mistake: we will open source Solaris". At today's opening JavaOne...
on Jun 28, 2004
You guys know by now my stance on native look and feel support. I saw some demos showing native looking apps on Mac, Windows and Linux. Very impressed. I know I talk alot about the need to look native. That's definitely my problem space, but I also definitely realize the need to have an application that looks absolutely identical between different platforms. Sun is taking the right approach --...
on Jun 28, 2004
At JavaOne '97, we kicked off project Swing and as we raised the toolkit scaffolding in the crazy months that followed, we released frequent snapshots of the bits to get our developer base (or at least a hardy core) in on the action. Feedback, both positive and 'constructive', was relentless, and the API improved steadily because of it. We still get email from folks who tell us they've been using...
on Jun 23, 2004

Mac Java

After a fair amount of hue and cry when the first previews of the all-Java Java Studio Creator — um, hello, run anywhere — Sun has announced that an early-access Mac version is now available. Better yet, MacCentral reports that buying a 15" or 17" Powerbook now gets you a Sun Developer Network Standard subscription, a $99 value which includes the Studio. Maybe next time we'll get...
on Jun 28, 2004
With the major Mac and Java conferences, WWDC and JavaOne, sharing San Francisco's Moscone Center for a week it's either a great time or an awful time to be a Mac Java developer: great because you only have to make one trip, awful because you can enjoy only part of each conference. But wait, who are these Mac Java developers? They've been seen in the wild for a few years now, with PowerBooks and...
on Jun 25, 2004

Java Enterprise

Hello, and welcome to my first blog on java.net. In spite of all the hype about blogging lately, I was still hesitant to jump into the blogging universe until I had something to say, and today I do: Welcome! People have been requesting that Sun release the source code of its implementation of JavaServer(TM) Faces Technology for several years, and Sun's answer has been that doing so is...
on Jun 28, 2004
The Java Application Verification Kit for the Enterprise (J2EE AVK) is a valuable tool for any J2EE developer. The toolkit allows you to validate that your J2EE applications are correctly utilizing the APIs provided by J2EE and helps you to understand whether your application is using vendor specific features. The newest release of the J2EE AVK provides support for J2EE 1.4 and incorporates...
on Jun 22, 2004
Our thoughts on introducing exception chaining are centered on much of the feedback we received from the JDBC RowSet Implementations 1.0 release, both from public forums such as ServerSide and on feedback email aliases. By defining a group of methods that allow a Throwable instance to be set at the SQLException level, this allow related exceptions definition introduced in JDBC RowSets to also...
on Jun 15, 2004
I'm still surprised at how many people are confused about Sun's J2EE 1.4 SDK. For example, did you know it has a production-quality Application Server that is free, even for deployments? Sun made a decision to do this two years ago, and for the last couple of years engineers in my neck of the woods at Sun have been working very hard to make the latest version of that AppServer (8.0 PE) into an...
on Jun 13, 2004
One key goal of the new JCP 2.6 (Java Community Process) introduced earlier this year is to create more transparency into the specification work performed by the Expert Groups. To promote this goal of increased transparency, the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) expert group (JSR-052) is launching project jstl-spec-public. While the source code for the JSTL Reference Implementation...
on Jun 10, 2004

Java Web Services and XML

The Java WSDP 1.4 was announced late last month and that is when I gave you a preview but yesterday the pack was actually released. I missed a few important points in my original blog, so here an updated version of the highlights: FCS implementation of JAX-RPC 1.1 with substantial performance improvements and implementing WS-I BP 1.1 and WS-I's Attachment Profile 1.0. FCS implementation of...
on Jun 24, 2004
The latest version of the Java Web Services Developer Pack (version 1.4) is now available and offers support for both the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1 and WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0. Support for the WS-I attachments profile now allows interoperable description and exchange of SOAP messages that include attachments based on the WSDL 1.1 MIME binding and the SOAP Messages With Attachments...
on Jun 24, 2004
It looks like I've already been scooped by Eduardo but just in case you missed that, the first early draft of JAX-RPC 2.0 is now available for review. It addresses the following goals and requirements: Integration with JAXB Addition of client side asynchrony Improved support for document and message centric usage Improvements to the handler framework Default alignment with the WS-I Basic Profile...
on Jun 23, 2004
The EA versions of JAX-RPC 2.0 and JAXB 2.0 specs are now available. These are early access releases, consistent with the latest JCP process that is encouraging early feedback on the specifications from the wider community, which I think is a good thing(tm). Check the specs out. As an EA, there are some relatively big holes in the specs; for example, the JAXB 2.0 spec is only hinting at the...
on Jun 23, 2004
I look forward to seeing many of you at JavaOne 2004, especially at our two talks that will cover JDBC 4.0 and how to maximize how the best performance with your JDBC enabled applications. Our session and BOF should give you an excellent opportunity to learn about the bleeding edge proposals and learn how to maximize your productivity with JDBC. A long time JDBC expert, and a good friend John...
on Jun 8, 2004

Jini

JavaOne is next week. Of course you know that. The folks who do Java stuff out in the world have ranged from intrigued to fanatic about Jini and JavaSpaces, but those who set the schedule always seem to have something else to talk about. Somehow the Jini/JavaSpaces stuff is always "new". It's been "new" for over six years now. Last year it was part of the emerging technology track over five...
on Jun 24, 2004

Global Education and Learning

JavaOne is all about education. But the Java Education and Learning Community will also be participating too. Come see Cathleen Obata, Rob Stevenson, Daniel Brookshier, and many others from JELC, Sun Microsystems, Collabnet, and O'Reilly who have helped build the community here within JELC and the greater Java.net community. Please say hello, ask for help, or discuss your projects. You can...
on Jun 22, 2004

JXTA

JXTA 2.3 has shipped! All indications and casual usage indicates that performance has been amped up nicely. Some excellent new features made this cut in addition to some nice internal refactorings. Check it out already! JXTA has a shiny new button: Pretty cool. Get connected already! JXTA is going to be at JavaOne 2004 in force this year. Sweet. Hands-On lab, BoFs, booths oh my. Get...
on Jun 16, 2004
what: Bug Day how: The discussion will take place via the MyJXTA[2] application. From the home page you will find the following resources: jnlp binaries The MyJXTA builds we will be using have been built with the JXTA J2SE 2.3rc1 so we will be "eating our own dogfood" for this Bug Day event! The JXTA IRC will also be active, but only for problems with getting online using MyJXTA. It will...
on Jun 7, 2004

Java Tools

A bit of Tomcat, a bit of Aspire, and a touch of master pages: and Microsoft Access comes to life. Having developed this simple minded content management system called AKC, when I look back I am given to think how well the web complements even the simplest and readily available of relational database systems. I use this site for my web logging, classified repository of articles, online...
on Jun 10, 2004