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Blog Archive for editor during July 2007

People on the forums are working on some interesting stuff! I've noted the traditional summer slowdown (with apologies to the Southern Hemisphere) before in this blog, typified by things like James Gosling's blog not updating for almost two months. But while some people are apparently taking the summer off, evidence abounds that there are outbursts of activity and creativity all around the...
Get it right, or get it done? Do some concepts work better in theory than practice? Everyone who develops Java is implicitly a convert to the ideas of object-oriented programming... until you need to provide some functionality to disparate objects in a way that subclassing and delegation don't really suit (logging can be like this). And then suddenly, we're going outside the box to hand...
...but tantalizingly closer to an unencumbered JDK Back in May, we noted Red Hat's plans for OpenJDK, which involved using code from GNU Classpath in an effort to remove the remaining IP-encumbered code from OpenJDK, most obviously the graphics rasterizers we heard so much about at JavaOne 2007. Today, we've got an update on that, thanks to the OpenJDK community leaders, who came across the...
A late start, a chaotic rush of activity Sorry the blog is so late today... it's been a weird day here. I blame long, lazy summer days. Anyways, up late, get the kid to preschool, then distracted with technical issues (all right, I'll give: I was trying to get Maple Story running on Parallels and it apparently balked at the virtualized graphics card), and in the stack of things to do, I...
Does the user care how you write your apps? In his blog, David Herron digs into a comment from a previous blog, that said "Consumers dont care about programming languages, they just want solution." David goes off on a different direction, and we'll get back there, but let's expand on that comment. Does someone using a web browser, a word processor, a music player, a game, etc., really...
Early candidates for JDK 7 Java SE 7 remains a reasonably long ways off -- the Java in Production blog gives 2009 as an approximate launch date -- yet it's not too early to see some of its pieces coming together. If the past is any guide, we'll see a feature freeze months before the final version, so we may have a clear view of its contents by, say, early next year. Some of the pieces are...
Posse audio from our JavaOne booth I was over in the mini-talk audience area when I first noticed that the Java Posse guys had stopped by the java.net booth at JavaOne, complete with recording gear. "What's up with that?" I wondered. Now we know. It turns out that they combed the pavilion floor a few times, grabbing people they knew or wanted to know and chatting about the show, the stuff...