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Blog Archive for daniel during June 2004

McNealy's keynote, Project Looking Glass goes open source, a look back at Tuesday's BoF's and sessions from morning until past midnight. Steve Harris reports from Jini-land, Malcolm Davis writes that he thinks Groovy isn't hip, Daniel Brookshier reports from the keynote on The Rise of Buzz, and Bruce Tate looks at JDO and persistence. Pictures from Day two are here and Jan Heiss reports on...
The opening keynote, pictures from the show floor, and reports on sessions from our bloggers. Richard Welch has been posting pictures here and here. Ed Ort looks at J2EE SDK 1.4. Jonathan Simon blogs about New UI Stuff in Tiger, Will Iverson on JavaOne Monday: JSF, 3D, and Tools, and Hans Muller on Parading Out of the Open Source Door. We've changed the front page of java.net between now and...
We've changed the front page of java.net between now and July 6 to host our coverage for this year's JavaOne Conference. In the middle, below this daily editor's note you will find highlighted blogs, forum postings and news items. We have added some guest bloggers from java.sun.com for the conference to our java.net webloggers. We considered isolating each category into separate sections the...
Now, less than a week away, the panel for the discussion about "a new community and development model." I'm beginning to have high hopes for this panel. The current line up includes Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media, James Gosling and Rob Gingell from Sun, Brian Behlendorf from CollabNet, Lawrence Lessig from Stanford (and from Creative Commons), and IBM's Rod Smith. Could be a fun morning....
Swing was introduced at JavaOne seven years ago. This year, you'll be introduced to JNDC - JDesktop Network Components. Amy Fowler blog reports that The JDNC project debuts. In today's Weblogs Fowler invites you be an early adopter for JDNC "which takes on the goal of simplifying development of data-centric Java desktop clients by providing shortcuts in the form of high level Swing...
How do you decide whether or not to take certification exams and how prominently do you display those you've passed? Eric M. Burke asks Does Java certification matter? He explains why he didn't continue his path of taking certification exams and then presents some reasons that certifications matter. My favorite is his last, "The mere act of studying for certification helps you learn more about...
You have some product or technology that you want to tell developers about - who do you hire to tell your story? If you are trying to talk to Java developers about a new make tool, someone on your team who is on the call should have heard about Ant. If you are trying to reach developers, why don't you hire developers to help with this effort. Sure, as a whole we aren't as smooth or outgoing...
It's not Texas hold'em, but how many "perfect" shuffles with a uniform cut does it take to restore a custom deck? It is easy to lose a bunch of time thinking about the problem that William Grosso blogs about A Fun Programming Challenge. In Also in Java Today we link to the description: given a deck of size n, take the top i cards off of the deck and perform a perfect shuffle as described. The...
For the Java community, there has only been one issue that could be labeled "The Big Question". Looks as if there's a keynote session on it. Maybe not a keynote. As others have written, it's not easy to find the keynote listings for this year's JavaOne. That's mainly because they are no longer called keynotes - they are "General Sessions". This follows a trend at recent technology conferences. I...
How can we remove classes and methods from J2SE with minimal breakage? When we recently ran a poll about which packages should be added to the core J2SE distribution, we received a lot of email and feedback that said "nothing should be added but much should be removed". How do we do this without breaking running apps? We don't want to hear that the new version of Java is broken just because...