Today, I am in beautiful San Diego, at a NSF workshop on active learning and UCSD's Ubiquitous Presenter software. Ubiquitous Presenter lets instructors and students add pen-based markup to slides and share them with each other. It is a nifty tool to engage students in the classroom instead of just lecturing. The student part of the software uses Java, and students can use the mouse or a tablet...
The Single Thread Rule in Swing
I am working on the 8th edition
of Core Java, and I just
received a batch of very thoughtful comments from Brian Goetz about the concurrency
chapter. (Thanks Brian!!!) He points out that I missed an important change
in the Swing single thread rule. (Judging by this
blog, I am not the only author who did.)
The original rule is well explained in...