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Blog Archive for daniel during February 2005

A demo for Jini over the internet and on the desktop Sebastian Lohmeier joins us today with his debut post in today's Weblogs . In Jini Message Board he describes a demo he has written which " uses two Jini features: RemoteEvents and Leasing. RemoteEvents (events sent to remote computers) are used to send new messages to all users that are currently running the board. Thereby you immediately...
Three conferences the same week Next week the JBoss conference is in Atlanta, EclipseCon is outside of San Francisco, and TheServerSide is in Las Vegas. If you are heading to one of those shows next week, feel free to create a page in the JavaPedia and post the link in the talkback here. Others can join you and help with your show coverage. Brian Leonard points to a tutorial on Using NetBeans...
Coding Robots Check out our latest featured article. It's Krishnan Viswanath's Robotics: Using Lego Mindstorms and Java. To justify the expense, I suppose you could focus on the educational benefits, but it looks like a lot of fun. On the other hand, I worry about teaching computer science through games and robotics. The conventional wisdom is that this attracts males more than females and...
Not Dead Yet Bruce Tate is certain that this time the JCP will do the right thing by JDO 2.0 and explains why in today's Weblogs . He writes " if you couldn't make entity beans work, and you wanted to do ORM with a standard API, then you were writing JDO." Have things changed? Isn't EJB 3 going to solve all of our problems? Bruce says " It turns out that the EJB 3 expert group is...
"Our industry is hideously unprofessional." In Also in Java Today , Robert Martin hopes that there is no Next Big Thing in an article that includes the quote on unprofessionalism. Modular programming, structured programming, object-oriented programming, agile programming - all things of the past. Looking forward, Bob writes that he hopes "the next big thing is the big thing that we've needed...
Also - sitting during a standing ovation Yesterday Kimmy-the-wonderwife and I went to a show that was good but not great. Stick with me, this is a Java related post - I promise. The music was very good, the performance of the music was good enough for a live show but I wouldn't buy the CD. The choreography was uneven and the dancing was definitely not top class. At intermission the people...
The importance of feedback John Mitchell tells a story that every parent can relate to in today's Weblogs . In Use less milk , his post on software estimates, he tells the story of watching his little girl pour too much milk in her cereal bowl day after day. Mine too. While John heads toward lessons in software methodologies, he first makes the key observation: She can see the surface...
The debate rages on In Also in Java Today , the Swing/SWT debate continues. In response to comments that James Gosling made about SWT in Australia, Bruce Eckel has enlisted the help of Chris Grindstaff who contributed to the SWT chapter in the latest edition of Bruce's "Thinking in Java". In Gosling on SWT , Chris first counters that AWT is not SWT. "The big difference between the two is AWT...
Should widgets or adapters be in the box? Chet Haase has written a Featured Article that presents convenience classes for working with dynamic events. In Timing is Everything he writes "Any time you introduce dynamic effects, animations, or time-based events to a Java application, you find yourself re-implementing the same functionality you have written for every application that required...
Incubate your embedded projects You can fit Java in smaller and smaller places. I love this picture from the JDOS project in the new Embedded Java Community's incubator. The device is smaller than a dollar bill and look at what is on it. Join the new community or just stop by. Developers of all types are invited to get involved with the Embedded Java community's activities. Since the...