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Blog Archive for editor during November 2007

Who's cranking out their last-minute JavaOne session proposals? I should probably keep this short, so as not to distract those of you trying to pull together JavaOne 2008 session proposals, given that the Call For Papers ends tonight. If you think you're speaking at next year's show, and you haven't sent in your proposal... well, you've basically got this afternoon and tonight to pull it...
Putting the final touches on NetBeans 6 A lot of people I know have already switched to the NetBeans 6 betas, getting early access to the array of new features in this version, even though it's not, you know, done yet. On a number of occasions over the last few months, I've been following a discussion on a forum or IRC chat, and the solution has been "oh, that's way better with NetBeans 6,...
Individual candidates trail the pack in JCP election results The 2007 JCP EC Elections are now complete, and PricewaterhouseCoopers has posted the results. For the SE/EE Executive Committee, Google Inc. and the Eclipse Foundation, Inc. are the winners. On the ME EC, Intel Corp. and Orange France SA were the top vote-getters. Those are the headlines, but here are two things worth thinking...
A tour of Swing geodata mashups A few weeks back, Josh Marinacci introduced Swing Labs' map-viewing components, the JXMapViewer and its enhanced counterpart, the JXMapKit. They offer a convenient means of providing geographic visualization to your app, but that begs the question of just what you're viewing on the map other than basic geographic features. Put simply, for a map to be...
JavaFX raises Desktop Java spirits Joshua Marinacci is seeing some real signs of improvement in the realm of Desktop Java, and considering that he had been a somewhat frustrated critic, that's a pretty significant sign. As Josh notes in "Why don't you ship Swing Apps", two years later: I started my Java.net blog almost two years before I came to work for Sun and I've often be critical of...
Java's brilliant future on the Linux desktop? Following up on the news earlier in the week that Red Hat has signed the Sun Contributor Agreement (SCA) and the OpenJDK Community TCK License Agreement, Tom Marble is thinking about Red Hat and OpenJDK and where this relationship is going: It's important to realize that IcedTea is intended as a temporary project until the remaining closed bits...
Is Android too good to be true? Maybe the one-week wait for an SDK is going to turn out to be too long? Having not announced much of substance this week, the Google-led Open Handset Alliance and its "Android" are attracting a fair amount of skepticism. Or outright contempt, in some quarters. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer says it's a press release, not a product: "Well of course their efforts...
Making do without parts of java.lang.Math on ME When I got the pitch for Lawrence Fulton and Daniel Williams' article on implementing Math.pow() in Java ME, I wasn't sure it was that big of a deal. I mean, for integers, don't you do exponents by just going into a for loop and multiplying? Well, yeah, you do. But Java ME now supports the double type, and your base and exponent might both...
...then stay away from the GlassFish forums, because they're hopping. Every once in a while, there'll be so much forum discussion on a single topic, of such variety and such depth, that I'll make the forums section of the front page be entirely about that one topic. It's happened again, really getting a boost Friday from Eduardo Pelegri-Llopart's post on The Aquarium, ... And what do YOU...