EclipseCon 2009 is next week, and on Tuesday, March 24, i will be presenting a session called "On The Shoulders of Giants: Harnessing the Power of Eclipse Enterprise Ecosystem". Here is the abstract:
Yesterday has marked the completion of all planned core features for the version 4.0 of Flamingo component suite (code named Fainnear). Here is a short list of all the features that have been added to Flamingo ribbon component - click on each feature to see the screenshots and the relevant APIs.
What, why, when and how - these are the questions that shape the communication between the product developers and their users. Different teams choose different levels of opacity regarding these four questions, and making the answers more opaque over the time leads to a building frustration among the community members.
Core Swing is in the process of being retired as a legacy UI technology inside Sun, and last week has marked another sad (yet expected) milestone. According to Jeanette Winzenburgâ€™s post on the SwingLabs java.net forum, Sun has stopped funding of the SwingX project.
I am extremely pleased today to announce the availability of official releases for a number of my Swing projects. Synchronizing the release schedules for these projects allows the applications to take stable and well-tested libraries that allow creating modern user interfaces.
Chris has noted this before, and now the series of articles that i published on my other blog is completed. This series walks through process of taking the UI definitions from your designer and converting them to a live implementation.
I have blogged about signing java.net-based Web Start applications and splitting the JNLP files to accomodate jars signed by different certificates. So what happens when you have multiple projects on java.net and want to reuse some of the binaries between their WebStart applications?