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Blog Archive for joconner during August 2007

Now with Java on desktops, cellphones, and devices everywhere, there's a good chance people know about the Java brand but not the company behind it. Oh, you don't know the company? That's Sun Microsystems, Inc., SUNW to investors and Wall Street. This little piece of info -- that people know Java not Sun -- has sparked change. Starting next week, Sun will no longer be SUNW on the tickers. Instead...
Learning a new technology has its own set of challenges. Sure the technology itself may have quirks -- is that a code word for bugs? -- but sometimes just getting enough information to get started can be tough. If you're interested in JavaFX Script, you want to make sure you get the right information and resources. Maybe you want to bounce questions around with others. Where do you go? Who do...
I set a challenge for myself: to port the UI of a simple application to JavaFX Script and keep all the existing application logic, models, event handlers, etc. The goal was to port just the UI and to reuse all the rest of the code. I thought it would be relatively easy to port the UI of an application without moving other code. It turns out that this isn't as easy as I once thought. I discovered...