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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during June 2009

A few days after Eclipse Galileo, Netbeans released its latest offering, Netbeans 6.7. Here is a first look, as always from my entirely biased perspective. “Out of the box” readiness has always been a forte of Netbeans (pun intended for old-timers). The integration with the Kenai open source software hosting site takes nothing more than entering your password. You can do issue...
I just installed Eclipse 3.5 (Galileo)—it seemed a more attractive thing to do than actually getting my work done. Fortunately, I only need three Eclipse plugins right now. Here is how they fared with Galileo. The Scala plugin seems to work just fine, even though the plugin page ominously states “3.5 Milestone releases are not fully supported” The Glassfish plugin...
jsf2-refcard DZone just published the JSF 2.0 version of my JSF refcard. It provides updated summaries of the tags and attributes needed for JSF programming, along with a summary of the JSF expression language and a list of code snippets for common operations. If you haven't done so, give JSF 2.0 a try. It is a lot more fun than JSF 1.0. Here is a quick recipe. Install Glassfish...
I teach computer science at San Jose State University. My department just ended up on Slashdot. One of my colleagues, Dr. Beeson—who, to his great credit, makes beginning students write lots of little homework programs until they get them right—got into a tussle with Kyle Brady, an eager student who insisted on publishing his answers on the internet. I don't want to get into the...
The Toy Show One of my favorite parts of Java One is the Friday morning “toy show” where James Gosling presents a random mixture of cool and inspirational projects. Of course, all these involve Java in some way. The BlueJ team received a well-deserved special recognition for building tools that help millions of high school and college students get started with Java. A fellow from...
For Packrats Like every year, I offer a quick script for packrats who want to download the slides for all the talks. Of course, you can just wait for them to become available online after the conference, but then you'd not be a true packrat. Here goes: curl -d ilc=230-1 -d ilg=English -d is=y http://www28.cplan.com/cc230/sessions_catalog.jsp > index.html mkdir cb_export for f in `grep -o...
The keynote I do this to myself every year. I go to the opening keynote on Tuesday. I suffer through the love-in-with-Sun-partners part, just so I can get to the good part with the important announcements. Then I go to the Wednesday keynote, which offers no such benefit, and vow never to go to any other keynote except for James Gosling's toy show. Today's mobility keynote was easily the most...
The Morning Keynote I am no fan of keynotes, but I figured I should earn my press pass (thanks Jacki!) and show up. The keynote started auspiciously, promising a release of Java SE 7, but that turned out to be irrational exuberance—it was just another JDK 7 build. This may seem a trivial distinction, but it is not. There is no official JSR for Java SE 7, and at tonight's JCP party unnamed...
Today is day 0 of Java One, AKA “Community One,” with a focus on open source and community projects. With the economy being what it is, and Java One stretching the definition of “early bird” specials past the breaking point—the discount was good until today—I was fearing for the worst, but there definitely were crowds today. Here are some of my impressions...