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Blog Archive for daniel during April 2004

While generics and the language enhancements in JSR 201 get all the press, there are other changes coming in J2SE 1.5 such as enhanced Unicode support. There's a new poll posted today on java.net asking how much you comment your code. Leading off today's Weblogs , John O'Conner writes about the coming Unicode 4.0 support in J2SE 1.5. John summarizes "the following changes for Unicode 4.0 in...
Jonathan Simon launches the Java Audio discussion and says he uses JSyn. He asks what you are using. Today we are launching our second discussion. The Java Audio discussion is in the new Java Media forum and is hosted by Jonathan Simon. He introduces the forum with this invitation. "Java audio poses a number of difficult problems ranging from hardware and OS specific functionality, to...
Brian Goetz reports on the spec developers may never take the time to read - JSR 133. Goetz provides an overview of the changes to the Java Memory Model in JSR 133 in Public Review in java.net's featured articles. There's something about Brian's second paragraph. He tells you that the spec he is covering in this article is one you want want to read. Here's a condensed version of his words...
"We're not a bunch of moronic secret subversive Microsoft lapdogs. We've worked very hard over the years to fairly balance the needs of all the various communities. Relax. Have a little faith." In today's Weblogs , James Gosling responds to some of the recent speculation about the Sun/Microsoft Settlement. Of course, true conspiracy theorists will just see whatever Gosling says as part of...
Athomas Goldberg has written an interesting blog about the place for Java in game development that can be extended to Java programming in other contexts. In today's Weblogs , Athomas Goldberg You Can Make Real Games In Java!!! Yeah... But So What? First of all, this piece is an enjoyable piece to read. It's a blog with a voice. Like many of the blog entries here on java.net, I felt as though...
If the value proposition of Java is that you can "write once run anywhere", why doesn't the early access version of Java Studio Creator run on my Mac? Yesterday we linked to an interview with Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos in which he said that the Java platform allows us to move away from the time when "Applications have to be qualified and certified for a particular operating system combined with...
"The natural extension of grid computing is the Java grid [..] because the principles behind [Java] have been to introduce a fundamental abstraction layer between the code and state, and the underlying platform." At least that's the view expressed in Also in Java Today, in Grid Computing: A Conversation with Sun CTO, Greg Papadopoulos. He says that "Future systems will have to be much more...
We're launching polls today on java.net. Our first question asks which of the new J2SE 1.5 features you are most interested in using. Also, we've posted our second (not so) stupid question feature. We will try to post a new poll each week. You can find these in the right column of our front page. The first question is "Which of these new Java language features are you most looking forward to...
We will launch the java.net book club later today as a forum hosted by John Mitchell. Our first book is Fred Brooks' "The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering". Pull out your original copy, head to the library, or buy a fresh copy and read along with us. We decided to launch the book club with a classic that is not specific to any area of technology. We will link to the book club...
You dummy up a UI with menu items, text fields, buttons, and other widgets. It looks pretty good - it just doesn't do anything yet. Now you make a huge mistake - you show it to a manager or a customer or have it in a monitor at trade show or you have a print piece made up that features these screen shots. You warn them that nothing works yet and this is just to give them an idea of what the...