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Blog Archive for editor during May 2006

OpenGL + Swing == pretty! While we're waiting for the Aerith project to work through the legalese and get their source online, there's the question of how they got such nice effects to play with Swing and be performant. Usually, that seems like one of those multivariant equations where you can maximize two variables -- pretty, Swing-based, and performant -- at the expense of the third. But...
Integrating early and often Constant integration one of those things you don't do until not doing it bites you in the butt. Typically, especially in a small company, you'll have teams working in parallel (it's faster!) and not worrying much about their points of contact for now (it's faster!), and assuming that everything will just work out in the end (it's faster!). This approach is great...
Time to hit the pool It's Memorial Day in the U.S., the unofficial start of Summer. The only thing standing between me and the swimming pool is writing this blog. So, it's going to be short. But seriously, there was a comment on the latest java.net poll that I wanted to make note of. On our poll about "What's your reaction to Sun's JavaOne 2006 announcements?" ilazarte, asked "no seriously...
On demos that purport to do everything There's something I remembered thinking during the JavaOne keynote and wanted to get into my blog about Aerith but forgot when i was writing it. So it gets its own blog today... In the previous blog, I was noting how much more I enjoyed Aerith than the impeneterable interoperability and BPEL demos that preceded it. Surely that's in part because I've...
Desktop guys need persistence too Joshua Marinacci makes a pretty strong statement in today's feature article: However, the sad fact of client software today is that as every application gets bigger, it eventually needs a database. From the largest billing system to something as simple as an address book, almost every application needs a database Thing is, he's probably right....
You probably think we took a break yesterday after a grueling JavaOne. And maybe we should have. Everyone's feet still hurt. But truth be told, we should have switched back to the regular java.net page by now. In fact, Monday's page is sitting, finished, in the staging buckets, ready to go. It features a spotlight on the Substance look-and-feel project, an "Also in Java Today" linking to the...
With a cheer from exhausted booth personnel, the JavaOne Pavilion closed at 7PM last night. I put the last touches on the podcast from the hotel room when I got back, and here's what it looks like if you load it up in the iTunes Music Store 44 episodes in the can, 38 of them mini-talks recorded in the java.net booth over the last three days. If you find enough bandwidth to download them all,...
It wasn't easy staying up for a 10:30 BoF from Apple, but it's a tradition, so Daniel, Josh, Cooper and I hung out at Moscone until the wee hours. It was worth it. Apple's Alan Samuel set out to break some widely-held misconceptions, by making two interesting releases. The first misconception was that since Apple had released a Mustang developer preview for Intel Macs, that it had already turned...
It's 6AM PDT and your editors are pushing the morning page from their Japantown hotel. Daniel's picking the front page items from the many sources (our blogger coverage, podcasts, etc.), while I'm writing the daily blog and then writing two or three blogs of my own (micro-preview: yay Mac, boo Blu-Ray). This is after somehow wobbling back to the hotel at midnight, after Apple's night-capping...