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Blog Archive for editor during August 2007

Vintage video of Duke, Gosling, and "Green" While it's the topic-du-jour to mock Nokia's iPhone rip-off, as well as others, some of those doing the joking seem to assume that it was Apple that brought touchscreens and animation to the mobile communications device. As it turns out, the iPhone was a little late to the party. Like, 15 years late. In a new weblog, James Gosling takes us...
Can kids raised on JavaScript and HTML handle Swing? The last few times we heard from blogger Simon Morris, he was breaking down Rich Internet Application philosophies into browserism, neo-desktopism, and pragmatic neo-desktopism, then following up by decoupling the social and RIA aspects of "Web 2.0". He returns today with an interesting question about just who's going to be able to write...
Loading a program into your own memory Interrupted too much to make progress on your code? I mean real progress, not the kind where you clear a P4/S4 bug by changing some link text or a background color. I mean the kind where to set things right, you have to be willing to take apart large sections of your code, change interfaces and break contracts, make the whole thing uncompilable (you...
"JAVA" comes to the stock tables This week of entirely unexpected announcements wraps up with a doozy. It started Monday with NetBeans' low-key adoption of the GPLv2 with classpath exception license. Then Tuesday, we got word that Java Kernel is ready for JDK 6u4 (at least if we're reading the bug report right). And now today, we get word that Sun is changing its stock ticker symbol from...
What are Java developers really interested in? Our current java.net Poll, which ends tomorrow, asks readers "How interested are you in learning JavaFX Script?". Javalobby's Michael Urban took a look at the results and concluded that since a majority was either disinterested or didn't even know what JavaFX Script is, that it's in trouble, a case he makes in JavaFX: How Much Interest Is There...
More Java podcasting for your listening pleasure So, we're about a week away from podcasting the last of the community corner mini-talks we recorded in the java.net booth at JavaOne 2007. But don't worry, there's new stuff coming up, which I'll announce in this space as soon as it's ready (why yes, I am going to be spending the next few days recording in Skype and editing my tail off in...
Wait, you mean Java Kernel is ready now? So, yesterday I expressed my surprise that the GPL'ing of NetBeans had flown under almost everyone's radar and snuck out in the form of Joshua Marinacci's blog. And it was kind of weird, having something so important just sort of pop up and not be announced with a big press release or comments from Rich Green or Simon Phipps or something. But then...
Surprise, NetBeans is going GPL too! Usually news this big comes out with a big splash, so when I saw Joshua Marinacci's latest blog, my first thought was "dude, aren't you going to get in trouble for busting an embargo?" But then again, he linked to a public FAQ, so it's not like it was a secret anymore. What's the non-secret you ask? How about NetBeans going GPL? As Josh explains in...