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Blog Archive for eitan during June 2005

so another big theme regarding the java desktop track at javaone is layout managers. looks like they're really and finally solving many of the issues that developers have had with layout management in awt/swing. indeed project matisse is receiving much attention. the current, almost defacto layout managers in swing these days are the tablelayout derivatives, namely the most excellent jgoodies...
i've been enjoying some of the desktop talks at javaone this week. with swing, a common theme for a talk is: tips and tricks to make swing run faster. so some of these talks got me thinking.. so here's a problem: the construction of swing components is an expensive operation. if you're building a fairly dynamic ui in swing, one where you create views on the fly, as a response to...
On and off over the last few months, I've witnessed and have been a part of a very informal distributed conversation about a logo or mascot for the JUGs community[ies]. A number of JUG-affiliated developers from around the world contributed their ideas. Bruno Souza then told me about an idea that has existed in the brazilian community for close to ten years: The Java Finch. Well, now it's...