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Posted by editor on December 15, 2006 at 6:46 AM PST

Deadline for JavaOne 2007 Call For Papers

Well, if you're planning on speaking at JavaOne 2007, and you haven't submitted your proposal, today is officially crunch time. The Call for Papers closes tonight... lucky for you that Sun tends to set its deadlines by Pacific Time, which is pretty much behind everyone else, so you'll get a few extra hours just from that.

I sent my angry little BoF in (it'll never get accepted, but maybe I'll blog the content next year), and Daniel Steinberg told me by IM of a couple different sessions he was sending in. Annette Vernon said there were 319 submissions as of Wednesday evening. Of course, she also notes that last year there was a rush of over 1,000 submissions in the last 24 hours, so we'll see if that repeats itself this year.

Word to the wise though: leave yourself an extra hour or two before the deadline to deal with the submission system. It's the same one as last year. And I don't mean that in a good way.

So, with JavaOne on the brain, the latest Poll asks "How many session proposals did you submit for JavaOne 2007?" Cast your vote on the front page, then check out the results page for current tallies and discussion.

Whether you're proposing a paper, planning on attending, or just want some attention paid to topics that interest you, check out our Planning JavaOne 2007 forum, which has been set up as a place to discuss the kinds of sessions you'd like to see at next year's show.

One such message kicks off today's Forums section, with
midipig asking for CDC coverage in the thread
Re: Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME):
"I'd like to see some CDC related topic, especially about the new JVM that comes with every Blu-ray player. Is there any other CDC platform that allow us to program on?"

dineshvasudevan is using JDIC and needs advice
Accessing IE browser engine:
"I am working on a swing application that actually has an embedded browser inside it. I used the jdic browser with IE as the browser engine. Now i need some added functionality in the browser. I need the actual object detail of the DOM object to be passed to my application when i hover over a particular DOM object like a textbox ( similar functionality that the firebug plugin of firefox has ) How can i access the IE engine or do i need to do some thing else to achieve this functionality?"

kennardconsulting is looking to figure out how Swing can trump Ajax in
How to kill the Seductive Web Browser?
"So Java 6 is upon us, with all its desktop improvements, and frankly looking at the current crop of increasingly hacky AJAX web applications I'm starting to think maybe Swing/Web-Start rich clients are the future. The problem, though, is that the Web browser is seductive. When my client first comes to me and says 'we just want a simple, entry-form application', then really a browser-based app is the right choice. Later when my client says 'we want you to link these two drop down boxes to update in real time', then I could rewrite the whole thing in Swing, but you can also just hack in a bit of AJAX and you get to the same place quicker."

Reminder: there are just a few days week left to send in your pictures of Duke's holiday for our annual year-end roundup. Please send pictures by Tuesday, December 19.

In Java Today,

JFreeChart author Dave Gilbert tests out Java SE 6 performance in Is Java SE 1.6.0 Faster? Oh Yeah!. "I'm impressed! In all cases on 1.6.0, 500 charts are created (from scratch) in less than 10 seconds (that's 50 to 70 charts per second). And the performance boost going from 1.5.0_10 to 1.6.0 is staggering!"

The classpath is one of the most complex and infuriating parts of the Java platform, but mastering it is essential to becoming a professional Java programmer. In the article Managing the Java classpath (UNIX and Mac OS X), Elliotte Rusty Harold lays out the intricacies of the classpath and sourcepath and shows you how to master them on UNIX and Mac OS X. If you're using Windows, see the companion article.

The tutorial Beginning JNI with NetBeans C/C++ Pack 5.5, Part I will guide you through the creation of a sample application which uses JNI to execute some native code written in the C programming language. For the Java part of the application you will use NetBeans IDE 5.5; for the C part - NetBeans C/C++ Pack 5.5. You will start off by creating a simple Java project, adding a native method to it and then implementing this method in C using NetBeans C/C++ Pack 5.5.

Bug reporting systems for open-source Java top today's Weblogs, with Sue Abellera saying
Stop bugging me!
"People kept asking me what my first blog entry was going to be about. I suppose they assumed it would be about something grandiose, earth shattering or some how amazingly interesting. Well, here it is -- and its about .... BUGS."

Arun Gupta blogs about the value of Web services native support in Java6:
"A new thread started on TheServerSide prompted by Dims post on "Why bundling JAX-WS in Java6 was a bad idea!". Let me explain why I don't agree. I still remember JavaOne 2005 technical keynote getting applauds from everybody when bundling Web services in Java6 was announced."

Finally, Scott Oaks checks in with the latest
New SPECjAppServer scores for Glassfish:
"Glassfish continues to be the price-performance leader for SPECjAppServer 2004 application servers."

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Deadline for JavaOne 2007 Call For Papers