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Blog Archive for joconner during May 2006

Interested in JSR 209 development, I was eager to check out the SavaJe cell phone at JavaOne last week. SavaJe certainly has the jump on CDC and JSR 209 implementations for the cell phone market. Some questions: Were you one of the hundreds that bought a phone? Have you developed any apps to utilize JSR 209? What do you think of the phone quality and workmanship? What is your experience with...
Designing desktop applications can be tricky. Threading, resource management, launching, shut down...there are a lot of things to think about. Nothing akin to rocket science, but lots of things can go wrong, and do. A desktop framework would bring much needed consistency to the task, providing structure and encouraging adoption of best practices for application design. At the JavaOne conference...
OK, I'm frustrated, really frustrated. I'm just going to let it all out, right here, right now. I'm not pulling any punches. After JavaOne, I was excited about Java ME development. The new phones looked great, and the Java ME functionality using CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0 looked like a great starting point for me to begin writing something fun. I particularly liked the JSR 209 spec that adds Swing UI...
Jan Stola, Tomas Pavek, and Scott Violet discussed the motivations behind the latest graphical user interface builder available in NetBeans. The NetBeans GUI Builder, once labeled Matisse, is available in NetBeans version 5 and later. Previous GUI builders forced you to understand layout managers, which are the underlying objects that control how and where GUI components are positioned within...
I never thought it would happen. After all, I dismissed the idea of an open source Java platform once already. However, I've heard the message twice in the same number of days, once yesterday at NetBeans Day and again this morning in the JavaOne General Session. I didn't believe it yesterday. After all, it's possible I just misunderstood. However, after this morning I can't deny it any longer....
Java Studio Creator 2, based on the popular NetBeans development environment, provides plenty of reasons to start using it today. It's freely available at Sun's Developer site. If you went to the JavaOne session today, you already know the reasons, but if not, I'll share them here with you. It's a rapid web application visual development tool. You can easily drag and drop JSF components, images...
Fast Facts Approximately 800 people in attendance Over 10 million NetBeans downloads Over 30,000 NetBeans CDs shipped worldwide More than 100 partners support NetBeans with plugins, active development, etc. JBoss and AMD are new members Subversion support Arriving in San Francisco early Sunday morning, I knew it wouldn't be long until I was neck deep in Java technology. I relaxed Sunday,...
I don't want to declare Java's code based layout dead yet, but I think a new way of creating GUIs must be considered. One of the huge benefits of coding on the Microsoft platforms has been their great tools and support for creating user interfaces with a simple resource language. You remember .rc files right. You could edit them in any editor. Localization tools everywhere support this file...
In the past, you could create an online schedule for JavaOne and attend those planned sessions...or not. You had the flexibility to attend what you planned or to go with the flow. And you were never completely turned away from a session. Sure, you might not get to see the session in the original room. Sometimes if you showed up a little late and the session was full, some nice person would direct...