Over the last few years, I've been watching the various cloud computing initiatives with great interest - at the most basic level, I love the idea of being able to abstract the hardware purchase and spool up new virtual instances (or even just pay by the CPU cycle).
BeanView is library for automatically generating user interface forms directly from JavaBeans, with built-in support for validation and complex data models. For more information about BeanView, see http://www.beanview.com/.
BeanView 1.0.1 has been posted.
I've been working on an open source framework for some time now, which I have now released as BeanView 1.0. It can be downloaded from:
Briefly, BeanView allows you to create forms from your POJO + JDK 1.5 Annotations models.
My previous article on web frameworks and the impact of Ajax got a lot of interesting comments.
I remember when I first started doing Java development, and the first time I saw a servlet in action - I thought it was awfully cool that the HTTP protocols were so seamlessly wrapped up. Wow.
A lot of folks noticed that writing HTML by hand in servlets was pretty nasty, and so the idea of "flipping the code" was born.
First, a couple of quick hits - EJB 3.0 support seems to clocking along - TopLink will support EJB 3.0 (sept/oct final?). Other vendors seem to be moving in the same direction. Based on the EJB 3.0 talks so far, it looks like some of the concerns from last year (e.g.
Today was day zero of the show - tutorials and NetBeans Day. In keeping with my ongoing interest in IDEs, I went to NetBeans Day.
There was a good deal of overview and introductions, but there was one big announcement - Sun is open-sourcing their collaboration tools.
Tomorrow marks the start of the tenth JavaOne.
I'd like to preface this entry with a brief comment: do NOT schedule your out-of-state move the same week as JavaOne. More on that in a moment.
I managed to hit (and tremendously enjoy) the first few days of JavaOne this year. Here were the key walk-aways for me:
More fun today with JSF, including some discussion of integration with the new POJO persistence systems, and some musings on web services.
JSF & JDO