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Blog Archive for editor during March 2007

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Planning to be at JavaOne? JavaOne 2007 is now a little over a month away... feel free to panic if you have a new release you have to be done by then... and everyone's plans for the show are shaping up. Our Community Corner wiki continues to add more mini-talks for the java.net booth, and it's more open than it may look at the moment: a seeming glut of related talks on the Wednesday...
Going mobile with the FileConnection API Do you think ME should ultimately be a stop-gap while we wait for small devices to eventually catch up with where desktops were when Java was launched, in which case they could start running a variant of SE, or does ME has unique traits that merit existing as a separate and unique form of Java? What prompts this is the idea that the original...
...at least until the presentation gets boring Some of the java.net bloggers are talking about TheServerSide's recent Java symposium, and it's interesting to see the significant divergence of opinions. We start off with Gregg Sporar, whose TheServerSide Java Symposium - Las Vegas reports: "I spent most of last week in Las Vegas at TheServerSide Java Symposium. It was well done and...
Finding your way around at zoom == 500% OK, a personal grudge: I hate horizontal scrollbars. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate them. When I see a GUI that uses both vertical and horizonal scrollbars, particularly around a table, my first thought is always that the GUI needs a profound rethink. See Hack #21 in Swing Hacks for an example of how much I hate inappropriate horizontal scrolling: it...
Joining us in the booth for some mini-talks? Traffic is picking up on the sign-ups for mini-talks at the java.net booth on the JavaOne 2007 pavilion floor. That's good. What's not so good is that some of the recent sign-ups haven't followed the directions to provide a link to the presenters' people pages and provide an abstract. The abstract is particularly important because not only does...
Help test the java.net upgrade Java.net has begun the upgrade process to the newest CollabNet software version. Testing is underway on the staging site, stage.dev.java.net through April 3, and we'd like you to confirm that your project's pages look and behave as they should. To visit the staged version of your project, add "stage." before "dev" in the URL; for example, https://phoneme.dev....
Giving your clients a kick Aren't distributed events a fun problem to solve? It was nearly ten years ago that I read and was profoundly inspired by a HotWired (remember them?!) article, Writing Chat Systems with Java 1.1's RMI, which showed how to build a chat system that used RMI to asynchronously send new messages to all the participants (or let two participants exchange messages directly...
There's no point to any of this, it's just stuff on my mind at the moment. Vanity blogging at its finest. A few weekends ago, I was at my college pal Mike Stemmle's wedding, talking to fellow groomsman Hal Barwood about game development in Flash, where he seems to be having a grand time cranking out casual games for the web-based gamers. I'd been planning on investigating Flash in the form...
The day after JavaOne slides were due OK, if you know someone who's presenting at JavaOne, be nice to them today. Last night was the deadline for submitting slides for tech sessions, a deadline that was less than three weeks after the final batch of acceptances went out. Depending on the state of your original proposal, three weeks is either plenty of time (if you're doing a suitcase talk...
More graduations, more new projects Sorry for the late page update and blog today -- the DSL was down at the home office, connectivity wasn't much better at the sandwich shop, and while it's now back on at home, it's dog slow and timing out as often as it connects. All of which makes researching links and putting up the page really difficult. We do have something of a theme on the front...