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Blog Archive for editor during August 2008

How will OpenJDK celebrate its 10th anniversary? A few days ago, David Herron wrote a blog expanding on Frans Thamura's question What do you think of OpenJDK 10 years from Now? As David wonders about the question: Clearly the OpenJDK could reach "everywhere" .. all along this process of opening the OpenJDK I've been confident that it could have a significance similar to GCC where GCC...
invokedynamic makes its debut... now what? First off, I'd like to thank O'Reilly editor Kevin Farnham for updating the java.net front page and writing the editor's blog for the last three days while I've been unavailable. I think he did a great job finding items of interest from the java.net community and the Java world at large, don't you? Thanks again for covering for me, dude. For anyone...
Development of new and improved methods for programming multithreaded applications has never been as critical as it is today, due to the emergence of multicore processors. I've been developing multithreaded applications since the early 1990s, when I was implementing mathematical models on multi-processor Sun machines using Sun's threading libraries and its facilities for shared memory. Since...
Many experienced developers have had the opportunity to work on a variety of operating system platforms, developing applications using multiple languages. In a large corporate environment, the established technology is likely to include representations of all the best technologies of the past several decades -- as well as (unfortunately) representations of some technologies that proved in the...
LWUIT has been released as GPL open source: "today Sun is announcing the release and immediate availability of the complete source code of the LWUIT framework under the GPLv2 license with the Classpath Exception. This license choice provides the benefits of open source innovation and collaborative development while offering a risk-free path to adoption by commercial products - a model everybody...
Is Java ME's development cost zero or infinity? There's an interesting and rather contentious difference of opinions on Danny Coward's blog this morning. In Numbers that Count, he looks at how many mobile phones are out there (2.7 million phones are sold every day, according to research cited by the SDN article Java ME Technology: Everything a Developer Needs for the Mobile Market), which he...
Packing up podcasts Sorry for the late and short blog today. I'm moving next week, and spent the morning producing and uploading the rest of the JavaOne mini-talk podcasts before packing the Mac Pro and switching to laptop mode for the next month. Eight cores are lovely, but they don't travel particularly well. Speaking of which, the latest JavaOne Community Corner Podcast is j1-2k8-mtH07...
Shouldn't closures be about expressiveness? In another sign that the debate over closures remains robust and unresolved, Tapestry creator Howard Lewis Ship has added his thoughts to the discussion. In the blog entry My Ideas for Java Closures, he says he currently gets a lot done with inner classes, but "it really comes down to conciseness. I can accomplish pretty much everything I need...
Your chance to figure out JavaFX Are we still not clear on JavaFX yet? Perhaps not: consider the forum post javaFX?? by bonechilla: Can anyone inform me of what javaFX is exactly. I've been reading a lot of articles but I'm still completely unsure. Can anyone give me a better description or turn me in the rite direction i even read the article in java products about it but I'm still a bit...