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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during June 2009

I've just installed the NetBeans 6.5.1 + JavaFX 1.2 pack on Linux Ubuntu. No problems for developing and running applications with the standard profile. But when I tried to run with the "mobile" profile, I first got an exception, NetBeans being unable to run the "preverify" tool. Easily fixed with a chmod a+x. Nevertheless, the mobile application can't run because of: midp-run:/home/fritz/...
I met Dennis Reedy five years ago (boys, how fast time flows!) when he participated in one of the most interesting projects I've done so far, the Real Time Telemetry Service (RTTS) for Formula 1 cars, by Magneti Marelli Motorsport and Sun Microsystems Italy. Dennis' contributions were fundamental for the success of the project, both because he is the author of Rio, a platform based on Jini (now...
I've almost finished the port of blueBill-Mobile to JavaFX 1.2. Basically the only issues still open are related to layout, as there are a few things that have changed and I have to understand better. In particular, one of the broken things is the navigation facility that has been designed with "sliding" screens, à la iPhone (with navigation buttons that contextually appear on the screen edges...
Nandini Ramani, director of JavaFX Engineering, just showed a demo, with Jonathan on the stage. It's the new designer tool for JavaFX. This year the bug was only with the projector (people couldn't see the first few seconds of the demo). All the rest was fine. A sign of JavaFX being mature? ;-)
So, JavaFX 1.2 is out and you can download it from javafx.com (note: when you press the "Download now" button you'll still see 1.1.1, just click on the bottom link "See downloads for other platforms"). Yes, there's the Linux version too ;-) And Solaris too. The news items are in a good number, not only at level of APIs (whole new packages, including - thanks God - various types of controls), but...
Functional programming has been a hot topic in recent times, at the point that a number of “new” languages such as Scala, Haskell or Erlang have been brought to the attention of people (at least, those attending conferences or reading blogs). BTW, the topic is not new as one might expect: for instance, look at this DDJ article back from 2005 – but, as often happens, new topics require some...
NetBeans 6.7 RC1 has been announced just a few hours ago. I've just downloaded and installed, and the first thing I searched for is the integration with JIRA. In fact, NetBeans 6.7 comes with Kenai integration, which - among other things - mean also the capability of interacting with an issue tracker from inside the IDE. This is not only to avoid opening Firefox - for instance, when you perform...