Response to a Feature article
In today's Weblogs ,
Ken Ramirez posts
feedback to his IoC article. He writes " If you haven't read the
article yet, go ahead and read it and then read this blog. You
won't regret it. I was actually contacted by Howard Lewis Ship
himself, and he had some strong words to say about the article. Read
this blog if you're interested in the details. "
I give Ken a...
JAI and JAI Image I/O Tools Source
In today's Weblogs
Roger Brinkley leads off with
Java Advanced Imaging and Java Advanced Imaging Image I/O Tools Source
Code Now Available!. Congratulations to the folks who keep throwing imaging APIs over the wall.
Pat Niemeyer blogs on an important development with
The new javax.script API. He writes "There are really two APIs
buried in this...
Stuck in the MIDlet with you
Ok the Stealer's Wheel reference was lame, but I'm pleased to see
two J2ME articles on our front page. We're launching Vikram Goyal's
J2ME Tutorial with Part
1: Creating MIDlets. In this part he provides " a step-by-step
guide to creating J2ME applications, also known as MIDlets, using a
simple example. This will cover how to test and deploy these MIDlets
The best things in life are (now) free
in Java Today , the folks at JetBrains have announced the IntelliJ IDEA Open
Source License . They are offering a " new initiative to the Open
Source community: FREE license keys for our industry leading Java IDE,
IntelliJ IDEA for developers of qualifying Open Source projects." You
need to show that you are legitimate and active once a year...
In Projects and
Communities, thank you to all of you who have helped java.net
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developerWorks, and The O'Reilly Network.
I mention the other sites because you...
Call for papers deadline Feb 13 for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
There are many open source Java projects. Submit a proposal for a
talk or a tutorial about your favorite for this year's O'Reilly Open Source
Convention. OSCon is held in Portland, OR August 1-5 but the call
for papers closes February 13.
OSCon is a challenging forum for Java developers. Paul Graham
Keyboard shortcuts lead to lock-in
Once you get used to keyboard shortcuts, it can feel awkward to
switch. In IDE
lockdown - give my Java back, Kirill Grouchnikov compares the
keyboard combinations he uses most in today's Weblogs . He suggests "
Maybe we need a JSR for the key bindings. I won't even go into
creating my own keymaps or choosing one of the predefined keymaps that
Taking Duke with you
Thomas Kuenneth concludes his series on MIDlet programming with
Low-Level Display Access in MIDlets . He introduces "the Canvas
class with its related helper classes. It provides low-level display
output and immediate access to the input facilities of a MIDP
device. Canvas is particularly well suited for applications that
require fast and unconstrained access to the...
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Scientists at Cern are building a case study application...
In the Featured
Asserting Control over the GUI: Commands, Defaults, and Resource
Bundles, Hans Muller has shown "that a simple combination of the
current J2SE classes are sufficient to bind Swing GUI components to
actions in a declarative form that's easily localized."
Muller takes another look at the Swing event model and
"demonstrates how one can separate...