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Blog Archive for editor during April 2010

The voting in last week's java.net poll about the new JavaFX 1.3 release suggests developers find the new user interface enhancements and performance improvements to be the most important enhancements in the new release. A total of 279 votes were cast, with the following results: What is the most important enhancement in JavaFX 1.3? 35% (97 votes) - New User Interface controls and layout...
We've just published a new article, Rapid Web Services Development with Moose XML, by Michael Quigley. Moose XML is a framework Michael began working on after having "experienced some of the rough edges in existing XML marshalling solutions when used in web services environments." Michael says: This article will give you a quick tour of Moose XML. I'll start by showing you the basics of...
JavaOne 2010 is just around the corner! Well, sort of. While JavaOne 2010 doesn't actually happen until almost five months from now (September 19-23), the call for papers has already closed. That means, for people like Sharat Chander, the JavaOne Content Selection Chairperson, JavaOne 2010 really is just around the corner. Tori Wieldt recently interviewed Sharat, and has published JavaOne 2010...
We've just published Michael Bar-Sinai's new article, The Match Maker Design Pattern - a New Place for the Actions. In this article, Michael tackles some of the problems associated with object-oriented design within the context of the changing requirements that the real-life business world imposes on software applications over time. To see what I mean, here's Michael's opening paragraph:...
We've just published the second and final part of Gregor Roth's series, HTML5 Server-Push Technologies, Part 2. In this part, Gregor goes into detail about the new HTML5 WebSockets protocol, then presents conclusions regarding both WebSockets and Server-Sent Events (covered in detail in Part 1 of the series). Gregor introduces WebSockets as a technology that: enables establishing a...
On Thursday, JavaFX 1.3 was released. We're featuring posts/articles about the new release in Java Today, and the new java.net poll features JavaFX 1.3 as well. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that this is a major release. The What's New in JavaFX 1.3 page summarizes the most significant enhancements and changes in the new release as follows: The JavaFX 1.3 release is a significant update...
The NetBeans team has just released NetBeans IDE 6.9 Beta. The release announcement highlights the new features in NetBeans 6.9 Beta: NetBeans 6.9 Beta introduces the JavaFX Composer, a visual layout tool for visually building JavaFX GUI applications, similar to the Swing GUI builder for Java SE applications. Additional highlights include OSGi interoperability for NetBeans Platform...
Fabrizio Giudici recently announced that he is taking his blueBill Mobile project and moving it to the Android platform. Yesterday, he published some of his preliminary thoughts about Android in a JavaLobby article, Newbie Understanding of Android. BlueBill Mobile was originally programmed in JavaFX. Developing the Android version is Fabrizio's first experience in actually working with the...
We've just published Biswajit Sarkar's new article, Using Styles, Themes, and Painters with LWUIT. LWUIT, the LightWeight User Interface Toolkit, is a java.net project: LWUIT is a UI library that is bundled together with applications and helps content developers in creating compelling and consistent Java ME applications. LWUIT supports visual components and other UI goodies such as theming,...
This week's java.net Spotlight is the Java Developer Center on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Java has long been a core technology for Oracle. But with the 2008 acquisition of BEA and this year's acquisition of Sun, Oracle becomes the most significant vendor of Java-centric products globally. Here's the updated introduction on the OTN Java Developer Center: Java is one of the computer...