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Blog Archive for aim during June 2009

Some of us are just driven to create; we arn't happy unless we are making something - houses, software, furniture, blogs, chocolate cake. Turns out that software engineering is a pretty good gig for such a person (modulo the perils of skill-set depreciation). And although society has a tendency to associate creativity with artistry, it's often more about craftsmanship, and I inherited this...
Injecting the "extreme" into this year's GUI Makeover session at JavaOne, Jasper's finale of blowing up junk email with rocket explosions was really fun and of course completely absurd. Looking beyond the antics, our message in the session was actually very practical: You can blend the strengths of Swing and JavaFX to give your Java applications that visual edge that users are coming to...