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Blog Archive for editor during August 2008

LWUIT goes open source The front page has had uncanny timing this week. On Tuesday, we noted the Zero and Shark OpenJDK projects, which were officially approved by the OpenJDK porting group the next day. Then yesterday, we featured an article on the Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT), just hours before a major announcement about LWUIT's status... which is today's big news Shai Almog's blog...
The BGGA bits are all there It's been a while since we had a lot of activity on the closures front, so it's quite a wakeup to read that Neal Gafter has announced that the BGGA closure prototype is now feature-complete, supporting all the features of the specification. The complete source code, released under GPLv2, is in the project's openjdk repository. A binary build, suitable for use with...
What are you looking for in JavaFX demos? Josh Marinacci, fresh from the launch of the JavaFX Preview SDK, wants to know what you're looking for in demos and samples. In JavaFX Bleg, he asks: If you've downloaded the SDK already what would you like to build but don't know how to? If you haven't downloaded the SDK what sample would inspire you to try it out? If you've already started building...
Why you'd want to distinguish method calls only by return type As I'm catching up with some of the stuff we posted last week, a point I wanted to make about Thursday's feature article got lost in the big JavaFX Preview SDK news, so I'd like to go back to that for a bit. One of the comments on Vinit Joglekar's Return-Type-Based Method Overloading in Java throws scorn on the very premise of the...
Catching up with JavaFX Preview SDK and more Your editor has been traveling for the past two weeks, while keeping the page refreshed every day (hopefully you couldn't even tell that I was in a mobile time crunch). Now that I'm back in my usual seat, with the 8-core CPU instead of the dainty two on the laptop, with the big keyboard and its satisfying key-bounce, I feel like I can catch back...