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Blog Archive for editor during November 2006

Digging into your desktop's address book from your mobile device So what's wrong with running a servlet on your desktop machine? I mean, aside from any concerns about resource consumption or security, is there something intrinsically wrong about servicing HTTP requests from something other than a dedicated server? The idea behind today's Feature Article basically requires you to be running...
When constructors need to be private Sometimes when we get a not-so-stupid question, we need to expand the question as originally submitted, to give readers a little to chew on before they reach the discussion section. And that can be a little tricky when we already know the answer. It does require mentally placing one's self in the mind of someone who hasn't been programming in Java for a...
Saying "thanks" to projects you find useful Last year, we ran a poll asking How active are you in java.net projects? The answers got us some hackles: Project owner Have contributed code Have filed bugs/RFE's Have discussed projects in lists/forums Not active in projects Some people said we should have had a fifth response, between "have discussed projects..." and "not active", for "Have...
Extreme GUI Makeover code... at last! Some of the JavaOne demos have gotten a bad reputation... perhaps not undeserved... of showing off neat stuff but not backing it up with code that can be inspected, analyzed, and reused. It's great that Romain Guy can make a Java app look like something out of Steve Jobs' dojo of design, but if you can I can't duplicate that with our own apps, what's...
A look at signing XML documents While we were in our special Open-Source Java announcement coverage, the release candidate of Java SE 6 became available. That's one of several items I wanted to make sure to point out that happened last week but wasn't germane to the GPL Java launch (similarly, you'll notice an updated on JSR 277 on today's page, and the closures proposal for Java SE 7 on...
A blog better late than never... I think Disclosure: tomorrow we're taking the kids up north for Thanksgiving, and with most of the rest of O'Reilly filing out at various times early in the week, I decided to get all the article stuff for java.net (and a book excerpt for ONJava) in as early as I could, so that I wouldn't get crunched tomorrow en route to the airport (which, being Atlanta,...
Wrapping up our special event Today's the last day for our special look on the java.net front page. On Monday, we'll be back to our regular mode, so we can catch up with developments in the projects and communities, and news in the Java world in general (such as new developments regarding JSR-277 and closures in Java SE 7). But we'll also be keeping a close eye on the newly GPL'ed projects...