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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during February 2008

A few time ago, I shorty talked about an initiative by Moritz Petersen, Emmanuele Sordini and me: the "Java Imaging Community". The idea is to publish articles and tutorials related to all the available imaging APIs for Java, to fight the current fragmentation (that is, each API has its own community with just a few or no cross-interaction). While we're going on slowly, we can announce that the...
The past July, JUG Cologne organized the first "IDE Shootout" for the Java world. Since good ideas have to be copied (where there's no patent pending, of course), some italian JUGs have organized a new event for this year. An "IDE Shootout" is just the gathering of the evangelists of the major IDE manufacturers in the world; in front of the attendees, they have equals opportunities to show their...
Well, I've just removed my account from FaceBook (for what I could do). The reason? I've just run into this article by an italian newspaper about the incredibly unfriendly policy about privacy that FaceBook applies (*). Basically, it seems it's quite hard, if possible, to completely remove personal data from it. I find this frankly unbearable and I don't want to support a service with this policy...
A bunch of quick updates about my projects, as in these days I can't find the time for technical posts. Well, my talk about blueMarine has been accepted for JavaOne :-) Sounds as I'll be back to SF after the hell of six years... blueMarine is beyond the planned schedule, but these are busy weeks. Indeed there is being a lot of activity on it for a comprehensive metadata support facility, that...
One of the most hated things in Swing programming is the management of the infamous Event Dispatcher Thread (a.k.a. AWT Thread). The state-of-the-art solutions such as SwingWorker work fine but are quite verbose and cumbersome to implement. Indeed there are much better solutions, at least for most cases, that are just at hand. What's the "perfect bean" like in my perspective? It's something like...