See You at JavaOne
It's been a crazy couple of months, but JavaOne waits for no engineer. Most of Jackpot's new UI has been implemented and was pushed yesterday. This spec required fundamental changes in the transformation engine, which I think strengthened its design even though it impacted the schedule. It's also more Swing form coding that I have done in a long time, but thanks to Matisse I just made the JavaOne milestone.If you are interested in Jackpot, there will be an announcement regarding it at NetBeans Day. Thursday morning I'll be presenting Creating and Deploying Custom Jackpot Queries and Transformers (TS-1278), which will describe how developers can create their own bug-searching and fixing tools and share them with others or deploy them within an engineering organization. Friday, there will be a short Jackpot demo at James Gosling's keynote. (Looking up the URL, I just found out Scott McNealy will be hosting that keynote, too. I better "kick butt", as he likes to say, during the demo!) If you are attending JavaOne, please check out these "Jackpot sightings" if you can. If you see me rushing down the hall, join the rush and introduce yourself.