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Blog Archive for editor during April 2009

Continuing with yesterday's core topic of JavaFX, there's an interesting article about JavaFX mobile applications performance on the Sun Developer Network: Michael Heinrichs' JavaFX Mobile Applications - Best Practices for Improving Performance. My thanks go out to Terrence Barr for pointing this out, as I hadn't noticed it previously. Michael's article starts out with a strong disclaimer...
This past Monday, writing about JavaFX, James Sugrue stated I'm starting to believe. This statement of course implies that previously James maintained a more measured view on the new technology. So, what's changing his mind? Examples of JavaFX technology in action: It always takes some time for new technologies to prove themselves, and JavaFX is no different. It still gets more than it's fair...
As the weeks remaining before JavaOne and the CommunityOne open developer conference dwindle, planning for community-related activities is accellerating. For example, the java.net Mobile & Embedded Community just announced that they will be featuring a Lighting Talk BOF session. The session ID is BOF-6731, and the event will take place on Wednesday evening, June 3, from 6:45 to 7:35....
In The Developer Insight Series, Part 2: Code Talk, Janice J. Heiss interviews five distinguished developers on the topic of developing good code. Last week I reviewed the first installment in the series, where developers are advised to "write dumb code"--that is, code that is sufficiently straightforward so that the compiler can "understand" the code sufficiently to do a good job in optimizing...
This past week's java.net poll asked developers to select which of the Java technologies that are being highlighted at this year's JavaOne Conference is of greatest importance for the future of Java. Given the diversity of Java technologies, I'm sure the authors of the JavaOne Topics guide had a difficult time selecting names for collating the Java technologies, and surely there is overlap...
In a team-based software development environment, it has always been necessary to find the right balance between efficiency and clarity, between the clever and the readable. This is because software development entails two very important and very different types of productivity: that of the software itself (how much work gets done per millisecond or per CPU unit?), and that of the developers (how...
Yesterday's Java Today included Danny Coward's discussion about the benefits of the new Java ME SDK 3 release. Today I'm highlighting the Java ME SDK Team's formal announcement of the platform release. The announcement includes a bit of history, quite useful for people who are new to Java technologies, or who are re-catching up with what's happened recently (like me): Java ME SDK 3.0 is the...
Late last week, Jersey Version 1.0.3 was released. Jersey is an open source implementation of JAX-RS (JSR311), a Java API for RESTful Web Services. REST (which stands for REpresentational State Transfer) has gotten a lot of publicity in technology publications and a lot of attention from developers in recent years. Yet, what it actually means has been somewhat unclear. The term "RESTful" is...
This week's Java.net Spotlight is on the 2009 JavaOne Conference. It's starting to feel like the conference is just around the corner. And, indeed, if you want to take advantage of early bird registartion, time is running very short: Wednesday, April 22, is the last day you can register at the early bird rate. Our Java.net Spotlight note links you to the article Java + You = Innovation, by...