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Blog Archive for editor during May 2009

The Java Community Process recently celebrated its tenth anniversary as the entity responsible for organizing the development of Java and its core APIs. In today's lead Java Today story, "The Java Community Process - A Year in Review", James Sugrue highlights key aspects from a report on the past year's progress written by JCP member Patrick Curran. In his review, Sugrue notes: One of the most...
This week's java.net Spotlight highlights Michael Kneebone's appearance as guest blogger on Kirill Grouchnikov's Pushing Pixels site. Michael works on the Laf-Widget project (Laf = "Look And Feel"). He has recently extended the project's widgetising support, and writes about its usage and how it works on the inside. The goal of the Laf-widget project is to "provide support for a base set of...
A quick glance at the results of last week's java.net poll might make you think the java.net community has a clear opinion about the future of JavaFX. After all, more than half of all votes were cast for the response "It [JavaFX] will never be widely used." And it has been rare in recent polls for a single response to garner 50% or more of the voting. Look a bit more closely, though, and you...
Several members of the JavaFX team will be appearing in an open question and answer session in a java.net Community Corner event on Wednesday, June 3, at 2:00, in the java.net booth at JavaOne. Ed Ort, of the Sun Developer Network, will be moderating. For Ed to be moderating the Q&A is particularly fitting, since Ed has done a lot of writing about JavaFX recently, including this week's java....
Kirk Pepperdine, noted Java performance tuning expert and Java Champion, will be speaking in a Java.net Community Corner event, in the java.net booth at JavaOne, on Tuesday, June 2, at 3:00 PM. Kirk will be conversing with Janice J. Heiss of the Sun Developer Network on the topic of (you guessed it) Java performance tuning. Performance tuning isn't something that every developer thinks they...
There is a definite increase in the number of people expressing, as Terrence Barr has, that JavaOne 2009 is "approaching too fast." I'm certainly feeling that way, finding myself starting to look at BART information on getting from San Francisco International Airport to my hotel, studying the Community Corner schedule and researching the people who will be speaking or providing one-on-one...
This week's java.net Spotlight is Ed Ort's recent Sun Developer Network article JavaFX App-O-Rama: Applications From the Community. Ed begins the article by telling us that o-rama means "a greater-than-usual number, volume, or variety of a specified thing." His investigation of the applications JavaFX developers have been producing turned up some interesting applications, several examples of...
Almost half of the participants in this past week's java.net poll believe that five years from now handheld devices and mobile phones will be the devices people use most to connect to the Internet. There were 500 total votes, with these final results: Which device will people use most to connect to the Internet five years from now? 7.2% (36 votes) - Interactive television 10.2% (51 votes) -...
Sonya Barry provides an update on java.net Community Corner 2009, in today's lead java.net weblog. Community Corner is a series of round-table discussions and podcasts that will take place Monday, June 1, through Thursday, June 4, at the java.net booth at this year's JavaOne. For developers, the schedule includes talks with Kirk Pepperdine (performance tuning), open Q&A with a Sun VP,...
Java is a big, complex, expansive technology that provides capabilities for use in the Data Center to the desktop, all the way out to handheld device. There are all kinds of Java-centric technologies, from IDEs to databases, toolkits, graphical user interface toolkits, etc. If your experience with Java development has been primarily what might be called "core client/server development" (which is...