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Blog Archive for editor during September 2007

Thumbing through Filthy Rich Clients with a smile My copy of Filthy Rich Clients arrived yesterday, and it's fun to just pop around in the book to see what Chet and Romain cover. java.net projects are prominent throughout the book, particularly Aerith and the timing framework, which gets two whole chapters to itself. Both authors have a strong sense of humor, yet it doesn't get in the way...
A day of scripting languages and JavaFX Script Apologies. This has turned into a sick day for your editor for reasons that are, frankly, pretty gross, and I'm only going to be out of bed and upright long enough to get a pretty basic blog out, largely meant for those of you who use the editor's blog as a de facto RSS feed of the front page. Then it's back to bed and the 160GB iPod Classic,...
Event handling getting out of hand? It would be nice if you could count on a certain consistent level of latency from your users, but of course, that's unrealistic. If you're lucky enough to have a popular application, chances are you'll occasionally see bunches of incoming requests all coming in at the same time. Perhaps it'll be too much for your app to deal with at one time, but can you...
Making Swing colorful, beautiful, and scalable Resolution independence has been sneaking up on us for a while, as monitors continue to run at higher and higher resolutions, thereby making purely pixel-based GUIs smaller and smaller on-screen, as the pixels themselves shrink. Josh Marinacci sounded the alarm to Java developers in his blog two years ago: "Every toolkit (Swing included) has...
Imagining uses for multiple cores Along with some other cleanup and infrastructure tasks, one of the things on my to-do list is to update the topics wish-list portion of the java.net Writer's Guide. There are probably a few topics that were priorities for us in the past and that just haven't attracted interested writers (e.g., the gaming API's). And on the other hand it's naturally...
Beans Binding hops on this week's release bandwagon For a holiday-shortened week (in the U.S.), this has been a busy week for releases for some of the desktop group's major projects. Yesterday, it was the Timing Framework, and today, it's Beans Binding. Version 1.0 of this reference implementation of JSR-295 is now available for download. Shannon Hickey announces the release in a new...
The timing framework hits 1.0 So many GUI's today use animation for a number of reasons, some practical, some vain. I've often said that animation is best used "to show a change of content or context," meaning that when your friend logs off of IM, it's a valid concept to show his or her icon moving from the online buddy list to the offline list. Or, when you switch desktops, it's ideal to...
Tim Boudreau's NetBeans tour faces an unforeseen delay You might have gathered from yesterday's blog that I've driven much of the I-80 route that NetBeans Evangelist Tim Boudreau is taking for his informal NetBeans tour / personal relocation. I did the midwest-to-SF back and forth three times overall in the 80's and 90's. And on one of those trips, a leaking coolant hose led me to drop...
The NetBeans truck hits the road It's Labor Day in the U.S., giving Americans a three-day weekend for major projects, an end-of-Summer fling, or a full-blown relocation. That's what Tim Boudreau's doing, as part of a move back East. And he's bringing NetBeans along for the drive. Tim originally laid out his plans for the move last week, showing off the truck that he's adorned with...