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Blog Archive for javaben during June 2005

I've spent the last two or three years doing a large amount of client-side Java development. In that world, there are a number of techniques for partitioning the various JARs that compose the application into distinct class loader domains. For example, using the Eclipse RCP, you can define your application as a set of plug-ins and define exactly which JARs *other* plug-ins can see. Consider the...
If you haven't already taken a look at Greasemonkey, you really ought to. Maybe even right now (note: Firefox required). Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that enables folks to modify the contents of a website in realtime. For example, if your favorite blog's comment textarea is too small, make it larger yourself. Forced to manually click a bunch of checkboxes? Automate it. A bunch of...
Over at my other home, I've been talking a little about SVG's role in this new Ajax re-labeling of good ol'e DHTML techniques. I find a future where manipulating vector graphics and HTML constructs through the same API (and hint hint, it ain't DOM) all in a browser very interesting. But Java desktop developers don't have to wait until the future to start incorporating SVG into their applications...