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Blog Archive for editor during December 2008

Bite-size changes for Java 7 Remember when it seemed like the only thing we knew for sure about Java 7 was that it would have closures? Wasn't there talk about not setting a Java 7 date until there was a firm closures proposal? I seem to remember us asking you guys and gals if that was a good idea. But now with Java 7's re-orientation around a modular JDK, and the setting of a 2010 target...
The way forward for Swing, SwingX, and JavaFX Chances are that many readers of the front page / editor's blog were following along last month as Kirill Grouchnikov argued that the de-funding of SwingX implied that Swing was now at a dead end, and said the handling of SwingX (and its painters feature in particular) destroyed developers' trust. It kicked off a lot of discussion, and a...
JavaFX for Linux and Solaris is coming. Chill. OK, before the JavaFX stuff, Roger wanted me to make sure that I reminded everyone that Early Bird Pricing for Mobile, Media, and eMbedded Developer Days ends today. Not that $250 is too dear for a two-day conference packed with great speakers and peers, but $175 is a steal. We're talking, what, one-tenth of the price of JavaOne here? Roger...
Taking it a little slow for JavaFX's launch day OK, really late blog today. Bear with us, as we've been waiting for JavaFX.com to settle in to a point where it can withstand the load of all the developers who have been anticipating today's release of JavaFX 1.0. For now, you might want to check out some of the hooplah around the launch, and check back on JavaFX.com for a copy of the SDK once...
So this is where Java 7 is going! OK, so you've stayed with us through Mark Reinhold's blog build-up about the massive, monolithic JDK, the benefits of modularization, and the need to modularize the Java platform itself. You might have seen where it's going, but not necessarily the implications. His concluding blog, Project Jigsaw, spells it all out. The JDK is to be modularized, via JSR 294...
The know-it-alls originally slammed Java too Plenty of bloggers and pundits have offered their opinions on the soon-to-be-released JavaFX, many of them doubting its prospects. Chris Oliver, whose F3 project gave JavaFX its starting point, blogged last week that with Thursday's expected release, now you can judge for yourself. Simon Morris has seen the punditry down on Java before, as he...
Anticipating December's avalanche of news OK, so I moved to the snowy part of the Rust Belt, but I didn't think that 6 inches of snow was more than they could handle here. Apparently it is, as all the schools are closed, and I've shoveled the driveway twice in the last 12 hours. December brings snow in these parts, and it also usually brings major releases from various Java projects. Many...