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Blog Archive for daniel during February 2005

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 Code 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 as...
The best things in life are (now) free In Also 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...
Shameless self-promotion In Projects and Communities, thank you to all of you who have helped java.net repeat as a JOLT award finalist. We are one of seven finalists in the Websites and Developer Networks category along with Agile Modeling Home Page, developer.*, eBay Developers Program, gantthead.com, IBM 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 belittled Java...
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 simulate the...
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...
Scheduled downtime for projects side. As reported in Projects and Communities, The java.net project area will be upgraded on Wednesday, Feb. 2 between the hours of 5:00 AM and 11:55 PM Pacific Standard Time. The project space and associated tools (such as mailing lists and CVS) will not be available or accessible during this period. Scientists at Cern are building a case study application...
Bouncing events In the Featured article called 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...