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Posted by editor on July 31, 2007 at 2:24 AM PDT

Packing or blogging, what to do?

OK, I'll level with you: I have to get up early tomorrow to catch a plane, it's 10 PM now, and I haven't even started packing.

Can you say "short blog day"? Excuse the expediency, but hopefully today's front page will speak for itself, 'cause I got nothing.

Will Enterprise Service Bus be the next big thing in enterprise integration?
ESB is a highly ambitious standard, providing high levels of flexibility and extensive features. In our Feature Article, Exploring ESB Patterns with Mule, Igor Dayen shows how to implement a common enterprise integration pattern, the routing slip, by using Mule, a popular open-source messaging framework.

In Java Today,
the San Diego JUG is announcing an appearance by Java founder James Gosling, at a special meeting on August 8. The meeting, held at 6PM at Intuit, has cleared out a two-hour block for "conversations with James", wrapped up with prize drawings and a mixer. Would-be guests are asked to RSVP in advance.

Java was prominent at this year's O'Reilly Open Source Convention, and slides of most of the presentations are now available. Among those with a particular appeal to readers are Kirill Grouchnikov's Advanced Effects in Java Desktop Applications, and Chet Haase on Beans Binding and the Swing Application Frameworks.

A new SDN Vodcast features an interview with Chet Haase, co-author of Filthy Rich Clients. In the 20-minute program, writer Ed Ort interviews Chet about what's new and cool for developing compelling desktop applications.

Today's Weblogs features an all-jMaki theme, kicking off with Greg Murray's jMaki Actions.
"With jMaki nearing completion with the our first release candidate you can now see the full power and flexibility of the framework with declarative actions to describe cross widget and cross library communication."

Next, we have
jMaki - widgets talking to widgets from Carla Mott.
"Widgets talking to widgets has just became a lot easier in jMaki. The .9.6 build implements the data and event models which allows users to dynamically update widgets from the different toolkits."

Finally, in
jMaki - Accessing External Services, Arun Gupta writes, "a jMaki widget in a page can communicate with other widgets on the same page using publish/subscribe mechanism, services in the application domain using service="data.jsp", and services outside the application domain using proxy (xhp). This blog entry explains how."

In today's Forums,
Jonathan Kaplan has some comments
Re: Wiki: Proposal for Project Wonderland world file system (DRAFT).
"Just like a .war file has a filesystem layout for servlets, HTML files, and images, a Wonderland module could contain a Wonderland file system ncluding all the individual cells that make up the building and default contents. This brings up another question, which is whether there should be a standard way to include other assets, like textures and j3s geometry files, in the file system? The server would have to export the contents via a web interface, but that is something we were thinking about anyway to allow the client to download dynamic cell code."

paultaylor is trying to figure out a
TableColumnModel which shares model between tables but not selection.
"I have two tables with the same columns but different data. I wanted a table column resize, move change made in one table to be reflected immediately in another table. The change could be made by the on the column header or using the column control. But I want cell selection in the two tables to be completely separate. I tried to have one table listen to another but it didnt work that well, and somebody recomended in this thread to use a shared column model instead , but within that to have separate column selection models for each table. I've had a go and thought id got it working , but it isnt if both the tables are visible at the same time, there is a full code example with test below."

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