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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during May 2008

Day 4 of Java One is over. Even without huge announcements or great surprises, it was a great conference. Here are my impressions from the cool stuff keynote and my takeaway what it all means. The Cool Stuff Keynote My mind wanders during most keynotes, but I always enjoy James Gosling's cool stuff keynote on the last day of Java One. No marketing, just one amazing Java-powered piece of hardware...
My day 3 at Java One ranged from the Nimbus UI and the future of JSF to interesting discussions about closures and Scala. Details below. Nimbus The presentation on the Nimbus look and feel was packed. Nimbus is a pretty L&F, and it will be the standard for Java FX. Everything is vector-drawn, so it will scale nicely to high-resolution displays. (Check out this nifty sampler.) I would like to...
Here is my report from day 2 of Java One. I continue to feel diffident about RIA and Java FX Script, the theme of this year's Java One, so I decided to make my own themes: Ease of development, and transparency. Swing App Framework (JSR-296) Hans Muller gave a presentation on the Swing app framework, a great example for ease of development. Some people think Swing is dead, but there are more...
Here is my braindump from Information Overload Central, AKA Java One 2008. Java FX Script The day started with, you guessed it, another keynote. I just can't stay focused during them, so FWIW, here is what I got out of it. Sensors let you figure out whether people leave a keynote early. RFID tags are a mixed blessing. In passports, maybe not...Chief scientist John Gage: “Hi, I'm an...
Last year, Java One Day 0 was Netbeans Day, in a cozy hotel. This year, the Java One week started much more grandly, with Community One, at the Moscone Center. There were tracks for a number of open source communities, including NetBeans, GlassFish, MySQL, OpenSolaris. Frankly, I preferred the cozy hotel, but I can see that it is savvy marketing by Sun to have a large-scale free community event...
I ran across this tech tip on using wildcards in Java generics. Pretty basic stuff, I thought. But I was amazed by the comments: Great post!! never knew about wildcards I cant believe this. I cannot think how a wild card in generics fits into the java OOP theme. Upto now the rules were always simple and straight forward. In this case list object should have accepted all objects of...