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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during March 2009

To be clear, this is not an April's fool. As a follow-up to my previous post, I can tell that I've talked with Peter Zhelezniakov, the person presently in charge of JSR-295, and he's been very kind, on behalf of Sun, to provide me with all the drafts and development documentation left by Shannon Hickey. We discussed a couple of things and we decided that it's better to proceed with the fork, as...
Unfortunately it looks like I've lost my mobile connection gear. Today I'm flying for a conference in Rome and for a few following days I'll be working in the countryside. Perfect timing for losing a communication device! If I don't find my lost stuff, and I'm not able to buy a new one on Saturday, I could be disconnected for a few days. I'll recover the queued mails and blog comments as soon as...
I think that most of the interested people have understood what I'm going to say. BeansBinding (aka JSR 295) is a good module to bring the magic of property binding into Java. While it's far from being so elegant as binding in JavaFX (where binding has got language support), to me it's a good library doing its job well. Also, NetBeans has got support for it in its visual editor (former Matisse)....
I've been tracking Ken Orr's blog since a couple of weeks. He's developing some pretty cool Mac-like UI stuff for Java, such as HUDs and other stuff - a pretty neat complement to Quaqua. Expect to see some of this stuff in blueMarine, even though it's too late for 0.9.RC3 - next round! Below a screenshot from an application using Ken's widgets.
This is a pretty intense period about blueMarine - crossing fingers, 0.9.RC3 should see the light on March 30 - there are just a dozen issues to fix, all of them are 50% to 66% completed. But three years after the switch to NetBeans Platform, at last I've been able to simplifying the build process, back to the most simple approach: you just checkout sources and run Ant. Previously you had to...
Necessary introduction: this post is not about Ant vs Maven (it would be Yet Another Completely Useless Discussion), but on how it is possible to find a diplomatic agreement between antists and mavenists. So, please don't comment about how Maven is better/worse than Ant, as everybody knows that such discussions never reach a final conclusion and most people stays with their original ideas;...
Today's scoop is WSJ talking about the alleged buy of Sun by means of IBM. People are talking of it everywhere and I presume it will be the blogging boom for the quarter. Indeed, it could be just another rumor; but it could be also true. Indeed, the only sure thing is that, if it's true, we'll know the details of the deal only after it has been closed (and possibly much later). So, my first...
Just quick news from the project. I've defined a reasonably formal process for governing new releases of blueMarine. Copying most concepts from NetCAT (but with some differences), the blueCAT program has been born. CAT means "Community Acceptance Testing" and the basic idea is to create a pool of beta-testers that will vote about the stability of future releases of blueMarine, deciding when a new...
After some preliminary work we can disclose the news about All4Web: a free event about web technologies. The event will be held on May 8 and will focus on all the most important RIA technologies around: Java, JavaFX, Flesh, Air / Flex, ColdFusion, .NET, SilverLight. I think it's the first of its kind in Italy since it's completely driven by the underlying communities: CfMentor, ExpressYS, Flex...
John Reynolds just posted another blog in the saga "the web is killing the desktop" (no pun intended: it's somewhat obvious that as the world evolves people discuss about the direction). One of the comments, by cmdrx, gave me the hint for a provocation that is floating in my mind since a long time: With most mobile internet solutions having a 5Gb monthly cap on usage, relying on the internet for...