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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during September 2010

I have been at JavaOne since 1996, its inaugural year. In 1996, JavaOne was colocated with the Software Development conference, which has since fallen on hard times and vanished. But at the time, half of the exhibitors were from SD, and the other half from JavaOne. Weirdly enough, the JavaOne booths were all yellow with a bit of red and blue, so it looked as if the SD half of the exhibit hall...
Stephen Colebourne has a very interesting article on the Next Big JVM Language (NBJL). The comments are good too. (I was going to add this as a comment to his blog, but it was rejected as spam. Maybe jroller is onto something...) Stephen defines the NBJL as a language that targets the JVM and is broadly adopted, i.e. the dominant language on the JVM. He argues that such a language must (a) fix...
In 2002, JSF was introduced at Java One as “Swing for the Web”. The vision was that you would compose professionally designed components into web pages, add a bit of Java glue code, and presto, you would have a web app without having to worry about HTTP or the DOM. I perked up because I didn't want to worry about HTTP or the DOM. This was before Ajax was invented, and before I knew...
Mark Reinhold just published a blog stating what has been painfully obvious to everyone following the JDK 7 development: There is no way that it will ship 2010. He thinks that mid-2012 would be realistic. Having followed the Project λ discussion, I can see where he is coming from. He asks whether Oracle should just package up what is already finished, run it through QA, and slap a Java SE...
I am working on a web site that will help students practice their Scala programming skills. As I labored along, writing my JSF app code, I thought “this is silly—why not practice Scala at the same time?” But I like JSF and wasn't ready to jump to Lift or Vaadin. With Eclipse, this isn't all that hard. Install the Java plugin. Make a dynamic web project in the usual way, using...
I am on sabbatical in Vietnam right now, and today the country celebrates independence day. (On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh gave his declaration of independence speech.) I read James Gosling's latest blog and wondered whether there ever will be independence for Java. As James reminds us, there was a time when Oracle wanted to set Java free. I had naively thought we were pretty much there,...