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Blog Archive for joconner during July 2007

This is an exciting time for the Java platform for a lot of reasons, and certainly JavaFX Script is part of the buzz right now. If you read much about this new script language, you'll see lots of comments about how Sun is targeting this language for rich content development, a language to help us make our UIs sparkle. I think that opportunity is real, and I think JavaFX Script can help. At least...
I was pleasantly surprised with my first real interaction with JavaFX Script. Of course, I had to test at least one of its i18n features, so I picked something simple, Unicode text in the script. My goal was simple. Find out whether I could successfully create a simple "Hello, world" using non-ASCII characters. I picked Japanese since I'm familiar with that language. The translation accuracy...
Application frameworks are supposed to save you time and effort. That's probably true for most frameworks after you slog through the complex APIs, tutorials, docs, forums, a few just-in-time courses, and maybe even a couple nightmarish starts and stops to your project due to nothing other than the framework itself. I remember working with a big, overwhelming framework back in 1998...a long time...
This month's version of the Core Java Tech Tips describes Java SE 6 Cookie handling along with Drag and Drop tips for JTree components. These tips have been part of Sun's newsletter program for a long time. Now you have another option for their delivery, and this one might be the most convenient. The Core Java Tech Tips are now available via blog. You can use your browser or favorite blog...