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Blog Archive for editor during July 2006

Don't you love when really hard code finally starts working? So, I had some coding time this weekend for a client, and I finally got one of the major nightmares of my coding life to start coming together. Don't you love when you rethink some really haggard code-base, make sense of it, and finally get it bullet-proofed? If you happened to hear a mini-talk I did from JavaOne, in my guise not...
In tonight's performance, the role of Windows Vista will be played by Looking Glass 3D Hopefully this video won't get taken down before you get a chance to see it, but someone has posted a JavaOne demo (from 2004 or 2005, I think?) of Looking Glass 3D to YouTube. That should help get the word out about what LG3D is all about, since it's one of those things you really need to see to...
How long will users wait for Java? One hot topic that has emerged again in the Javasphere is the idea of the "modular JRE", one which splits rt.jar into smaller pieces that can be downloaded independently. The idea here is that for users who don't need all of the JRE, the time required to download and install (or update) Java can be reduced by not sending pieces that are not needed now. To...
Internationalization as a cross-cutting concern I initially had some questions about the premise of today's feature article, which advocates using Aspect-Oriented Programming to provide Internationalization features. After all, the Java language already has good support for I18N through its use of Unicode, the Locale-oriented scheme for finding and loading ResourceBundles, and the various...
Three tech-heavy blogs to start your week There are a lot of different things you can do with a weblog. For example, you can do commentary, on the craft of coding, on the business of software development, on the direction of the platform, etc. Or you can be a sort of "reporter at large", providing news from trade shows, projects (yours or others'), industry and professional groups, etc....
Hey kid, want to join an open-source project? I was on a conference call yesterday, and someone asked "are people going to have a problem with our project initially having all members from one company?" Thinking more about it, this seems very much like one of those things where the community says one thing and does another. Let's start with the knocks against these kinds of arrangements: in...
Mapping your way to SwingX-WS After a month or so of widespread grousing about the unavailability of source from JavaOne's Aerith demo, we're seeing more activity from this effort than I think a lot of us expected. Not only has the Aerith source been available for a while now, but the webservices part of the photo-mapping demo is now the cornerstone of a major new project. Josh Marinacci...
Time to request language changes? With Mustang rolling towards release and ideas coalescing for Dolphin, a number of people are starting to talk about changes they'd like to see not just in the platform but in the language itself... hopefully in time for Dolphin-era development. We feature two of these on the front page today: one is about code clarity and compactness, the other is about...
SwingX prepares for some heavy CVS lifting Oh, I soooooooo don't miss CVS. Actually, day-by-day CVS is just fine -- be sure to cvs update often, check in your code often (as long as everything builds), and life should be good. Even merges aren't as scary as some make them out to be. No, the scary part with CVS is when you have to move files around in the repository, something CVS wasn't...