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Blog Archive for editor during March 2007

Readying Swing for a high DPI future Kirill Grouchnikov has an interesting blog today that calls on desktop developers to get ready for a looming change that most aren't really prepared for: the high-DPI future. The problem is that if our GUI toolkits measure everything in terms of pixels -- especially if those pixels are counted in integers -- and every year there are more pixels in the...
One java.net project in the Google Summer of Code We mentioned the Google Summer of Code exactly one month ago, so you can't really say you weren't warned. Be that as it may, the sponsor organizations for the 2007 SoC were announced yesterday, and there's a single java.net project included. There have been others in the past, such as Project Looking Glass, so maybe it's a little...
Of painters and next-gen javadocs One thing I've long known about Joshua Marinacci -- we worked together long before there was a java.net -- is his inclination to dig into interesting side projects. He's always working on something it seems, maybe a couple of somethings. You may have noticed that in his end-of-the-year blog series when he was dumping several finished or partially-finished...
It's not always the tool's fault The nail's not in all the way, the board falls off. So what do you do, blame the hammer? EE bashing, particularly EJB bashing, remains a popular pastime, involved as it was in many failed projects a few years back. But would it have made a difference if the same teams were using Spring, or .NET for that matter? There's an iconoclastic counter-argument that...
Bringing another language to the JVM One of the surprises, for me anyways, was how many people came away from the Java Posse Roundup talking about Scala, a curious language that combines aspects of both object-oriented and procedural programming languages. It also runs on the JVM and integrates easily with Java, allowing you access to all your favorite libraries. One of the Posse members (...
Catching up after mini-conference week So, everything's late this morning because I attended a wedding last weekend, following my trip to the Java Posse Roundup (a little more about that in a minute), and when you throw in a little West-to-East travel, it was 1:30 AM when I got in last night. So things are late and this blog's a little short because I still have a lot to catch up on....
Cheer for your favorite JavaOne speakers The JavaOne 2007 site now has descriptions available for the technical sessions and birds-of-a-feather sessions at this year's show. That means you can query the content catalog for your favorite topics and speakers. For example, if we query for Gallic Java Rock Star Romain Guy, we find him offering two technical sessions, Filthy-Rich Clients: Talk...
Nightlife at the mini-conferences The week of Java mini-conferences continues, with the Java Posse Roundup halfway done, and the Desktop Matters conference kicking off today. The roundup has a schedule that affords time for skiing mid-day, so the mornings are organized as an open-space conference of three one-hour sessions (plus breaks and hallway time), while the evenings have been an...
Code and chat during a flight delay Your editor is in Crested Butte, Colorado, for the Java Posse Roundup. ONJava blogger Robert Cooper was on the same flight with me from Atlanta to Denver, where we then met the four members of the Java Posse podcast, waiting for our flight up into the mountains. Actually, we only saw two of the Posse at first in our gate area (which was a challenge to...