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Blog Archive for eitan during September 2005

Xdoclet did a very good thing: not only did they use a doclet-like mechanism to produce xml files and other artifacts to make j2ee and web development easier, they gave us a better design than javadoc in that the code generation is template-driven. My understanding is that xdoclet v1 used the xdt template engine while xdoclet 2 is now based on generama (where one can choose to use velocity or...
We all know that Java 5 represents one of the most significant evolutions of the Java language since its inception. And Java 5 is taking root and sprouting at different rates in different environments. The tool makers are the rapid adopters, of course. The IT houses are obviously going to proceed more slowly, more cautiously. So I was thinking about all of these new features in the language...
One area of Swing that does not appear to be getting much attention these days (or that may have fallen out of favor with developers) are the elements that make up the Multiple Document Interface: JDesktopPane and JInternalFrame. I believe that there's tremendous potential in further developing the Swing features in this space. What I am envisioning is nothing less than a JDesktop that...