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Blog Archive for gfx during August 2005

Special Effects? SwingX, one of the SwingLabs projects, offers a very interesting set of components sitting on top of Swing. Just before JavaOne, Richard Bair and I came up with a new Swing border you can use to cast shadows around your components. Creating this simple graphical effect gave us a lot of weird ideas and we decided it would be great to have a separate incubator dedicated to that...
In my previous entry I talked about Wicket, a cool Java web framework (I can't stress that enough it seems :). As I was writing my praises I was almost certain someone would raise the old and annoying subject of duplicate effort. It turns out that the very first post fulfilled my expectations. In the case of Wicket, the point made by a some readers here was that Wicket's guys would better work on...
I like rich applications. I love to develop rich applications. I foster rich applications development. And guess what? I find web development boring and damn annoying. Asides from being a student and an intern at Sun, I'm also a journalist from a french computing magazine. I spent the last 5 years learning, discovering and teaching dozens of technologies, and there were a lot web oriented ones...