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Blog Archive for editor during May 2007

Are Silverlight and Apollo really the future of the web? It's not on the front page (because it has little to do with Java), but there's an interesting theme going on in the web world that we'd be wise to pay attention to, and that's the emergence of several rich-client would-be successors to HTML and Ajax. The Dive Into Mark blog calls this the Silly Season, castigating Microsoft for trying...
Awaiting a flood of audio from JavaOne In 2005, we started using the java.net booth as a place to hold mini-talks: 20-minute presentations by members of the java.net community about their projects, their communities, or other things relevant to them. Last year, we hooked up a laptop to the sound system and started recording the mini-talks, sending them out as podcasts. We hoped to bring a...
How Java and pointers cracked the Mac So in a brief moment online Sunday, I got an IM from Dick Wall of the Java Posse podcast, fact checking what was known at that point about the Mac security crack that won the CanSecWest security challenge by gaining user-level access to the machine through use of a malicious web page. Since the initial reports indicated that QuickTime was the cause, and...
...of a nimble Java-powered robot If you grew up wishing you could control "Johnny Sokko's Flying Robot" or the Wing Zero Gundam, and don't mind downsizing your ambitions just a bit, a pair of JavaOne contests have just the thing for you. The Robosapiens Developer Contests being held at JavaOne will let developers program the RS Media Java ME powered Robosapiens robot from WowWee Robotics...