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Blog Archive for editor during December 2008

Dive into the holiday season Today's front page is the last update we'll be making before the holiday break. Thanks as always to the team at Sun (Marla Parker, Gary Thompson, Sonya Barry, et. al.), O'Reilly (Nancy Abila, Sarah Kim, Jennifer Palm, Kevin Farnham), Collabnet (Andrew Kelly and crew), and elsewhere (Eric Renaud, community leaders one and all). We hope we've been able to continue...
Swing finally gets testable? It's no surprise that so many of the testing advocates are those who work in middleware or on the server side. It's a lot easier to whip up some some mock data or to can an http request than it is to exercise GUIs in exacting, reproducible ways. Modeling the clicking and dragging is hard, evaluating how the visual part of the interface responds is even harder....
ME developers assemble their wish list Where is Java ME going in the very turbulent mobile market? On the one hand, you have all the activity coming from the iPhone camp and its reenergized rivals, and on the other hand, the Java world seems to have multiple stories: ME, JavaFX Mobile, and the idea pointed out by James Gosling last year that the mobile device is increasingly capable of...
The new Date & Time API needs to make up some time Yesterday's blog brought the unhappiness by linking to a summary of Mark Reinhold's Java 7 roadmap at Devoxx, which indicated that JSR 295 (Beans Binding) is one of several features that have been ruled out for Java 7. Not on that list, but apparently in some peril, is JSR 310, the new Date and Time API. In a new post, Alex Miller tells...
Want binding? Learn JavaFX Script. Another case of JavaFX == Swing 2.0? Apparently, Mark Reinhold announced at Devoxx that JSR-295, Beans Binding, won't be in Java 7. Over in the forums, we find dags lamenting this, in JSR 295 (beansbinding) is dead, or so... I saw today a post in beansbinding mailing list saying that beansbinding was dropped from JDK7, so it seems it is almost dead,...
Was everyone crammed into the auditoriums at Devoxx? With everyone working their way home from Devoxx '08 (né Javapolis), we're inundated with a variety of blogs, impressions, revelations, and brain-dumps from the crazy-popular Antwerp conference. Danny Coward is generous with the links in blog wrapping up the activities of Sun's JavaFX and JDK people at the conference, From Devoxx:...
Come for the M3DDs, stay for the LWUIT! Here's an interesting announcement from the Mobile & Embedded Community, especially if you haven't booked your travel for the Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days in Janauary. The Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) team has announced half day tutorial to take place the morning after the M3DDs conclude, in the same location. "Sun is pleased to...