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Blog Archive for editor during June 2006

Taking Aerith's source code for a spin The cause of quite a bit of complaining and demanding -- even the Java Posse were calling for it to come out already -- the source for Aerith, the 2D/3D/webservices photography and mapping mashup from the first JavaOne 2006 keynote, is finally available from the Aerith project. Granted, it's not just about Aerith, but rather a history of JavaOne "gee...
Mustang later this year, Dolphin in 2008 Ray Gans' blog Update on Mustang, Dolphin and the JDK Community is on the site's top spot today, because it's absolutely jam-packed with information. Coming a month after JavaOne, what he lays out is an updated roadmap of JDK-related efforts and timelines. Currently, an overlapping period of time is about to begin, when Dolphin development will...
How far should we push Ajax? The thing about Ajax is that most tutorials are heavily slanted towards replacing existing web apps, so they add a little bit client-side functionality, but they are still heavily focused on the server and the interaction between the server and the "thin" client (a term that is getting increasingly inappropriate for browsers where Ajax is involved). So, you...
Whatever happened to JDNC? For a while, there was all this activity in the JDNC project, and it looked like a crucial element in the future of Swing. Then suddenly, it went cold and all the activity moved over to JDIC, with its native browser integration, dock/tray API, screensavers, etc. Great, but what happened to JDNC? And what's the difference? The SwingLabs team has started clarifying...
Let code generation figure out web services for you Machine-readability is an essential asset in web services, reducing the amount of code that developers need to write to connect services -- if the machines can talk to one another, then we can move further up the stack. As Ajith Ranabahu puts it in today's Feature Article: Code generation for web services comes from the fact that the WSDL...
The process behind the feature articles A bit of an aside today... since we don't really have a "how to write an article for java.net" page, I thought I'd get the process down in print once and hope that Google finds it. First, back up: why write an article on java.net? Well, there are a lot of reasons. If you're a project owner, writing an article on how your stuff works or how to use it...
Filling in blanks with mock objects To talk about mock objects at all implies some kind of testing regimen: if you don't intend to test your code before integrating, then you don't need mocks (of course, this also makes you foolhardy, but I digress). So instead of talking about mock objects as an end unto themselves, it makes sense to only think of them as they contribute to a test-driven...
The new "Java Today" section You'll notice a small change on the front page today, something that's been in the works for a little while. The "Also in Java Today" and "Projects and Communities" section have merged into single "Java Today" section. The thinking here is largely pragmatic -- the old P&C's were difficult to write and produce. Aligned side-by-side, the two items needed to be...