Skip to main content

Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during October 2007

Apart from specific SWT-AWT stuff that is related to Eclipse, one of the most common things that could happen are differences in font rendering (antialiasing) and speed changes in Java2D stuff, imaging included. That's because the JDK 5 with Leopard doesn't use any longer the Quartz pipeline by default, but the Sun one. What's a "pipeline"? In a few, incomplete words, it's the way Java2D is...
Within the 300+ new features of Leopard, two are those I was waiting for: Java 6 and the ZFS file system. Now that none of them is there (ZFS support is read-only), what's next? I've prepared a pretty long and harsh post, but not it's not the moment for it. I'd like just to point out that Apple, by not releasing Java 6 and by not disclosing any roadmap about it, is failing the promise to deliver...
For my today's presentation of blueMarine I really intended to use Linux Ubuntu for the first time - but it's incredible how creative mr. Murphy is (in the end the presentation was perfectly fine, but on Mac OS X). Well, yesterday I had my final rehearsal at home and everything was fine (with blueMarine definitely more performant on Linux, partly because of the Java 6 VM). This morning, half an...
I'd love to talk more about this, but I'm again near to a deadline and tomorrow I have to talk at the JUG Torino Java Day - everything is ready but I'd like to use for the first time Linux Ubuntu for the presentation, so there's something to double check tonight (even if Mac OS X is ready for a backup, of course). The recent news about Apple opening the iPhone in February have spun off a lot of...
Tomorrow is the day of Linux Ubuntu 7.10, "Gutsy Gibbon" - but I have already installed the Release Candidate. Well, thumbs up for it! The installation on both my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini Core Duo went fine, with no special operations required (I didn't even read the manual, just followed the instructions on the screen). It was a definite improvement, since last year I had to fight hard against...
Just appeared on Apple Hot News: Let me just say it: We want native third party applications on the iPhone, and we plan to have an SDK in developers’ hands in February. We are excited about creating a vibrant third party developer community around the iPhone and enabling hundreds of new applications for our users. With our revolutionary multi-touch interface, powerful hardware and advanced...
On Saturday Oct 20th, JUG Torino will host the Java Day 2007. It's a small but interesting event, with excellent speakers and subjects. I'll be presenting NetBeans RCP and blueMarine. If you are in the area, I think it's worth while a visit (BTW, the event is only in the morning, you'll have a free afternoon). Technorati Tags: JavaDay Torino, JUG Torino, NetBeans, blueMarine
A few months ago, just returned from Jazoon, a few italian JUG leaders and members started thinking about a strange fact. In spite of a quite large number of JUGs and of the relative short distance among them (usually 100-200km), we keep on meeting only abroad during events such as JavaPolis or Jazoon and we seldom do in our country. Yes, we talk daily by means of mailing lists and chats, but a...
... or whatever they will call it. The concept is that we will have a Java core ("kernel") with a small footprint (a few megabytes) and the runtime will be able to download other parts of the JRE. My question: where is the boundary of the "downloadable stuff"? Will be available only the set of JARs that is today in Java 6? I think that it would be a good thing if also extension APIs (such as JAI...
Are you a Java developer/architect interested in Rich Internet Applications? Curious about JavaFX? Do you use AJAX? Interested in some comparison with Adobe's Flex? Well, a good architect should know, in addition to his/her favourite stuff, also some of the most important competing technologies - just to be more aware of his/her own choices. I know AJAX (even though I use it only indirectly, by...