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Blog Archive for joconner during May 2008

Hundreds of sessions, thousands of people...and what did I come away with? Lots of t-shirts, plush toys, and more t-shirts. Oh, and 3 main things related to my work: REST, Ruby, and NetBeans. REST -- Want to communicate with web services? You'd better learn something about REST APIs. I can't give a full tutorial here. I hardly know enough myself. But I can give you some info. Give everything an...
One of the great things about many applications these days is their open API for end-user additions or extensions or plug-ins. OpenOffice allows you to add your own functionality to the application as well, and you can create those extensions with Java of course. And tools like NetBeans make this easier than you might suspect by providing wizards to help you get started. The OpenOffice API is...
Earlier this year I decided to renew my commitment to learning something about Java ME. I went so far as to get a RIM Blackberry device when I had the opportunity to update my cell phone. Finding a Blackberry oriented session at JavaOne was just bonus material! I was excited to attend the session. I really wanted to learn how to develop apps for this excellent phone. So I attended the "Developing...
JSR 277 is the technical spec for Java Modules, a way to promote the "module" concept in both your own applications and in the Java platform itself. In their JavaOne session this morning, the co-spec leads -- Alex Buckley and Stanley Ho -- clarified that the previous JSR 294 "superpackages" spec has been consumed by this new JSR. JSR 277 includes modularity concepts and features for both...
The NetBeans community approved and released NetBeans 6.1 last week. That's right before JavaOne 2008. That's convenient! And of course, some of the JavaOne demos have NB 6.1 running in the background. If you're at JavaOne, you can't escape it. NetBeans 6.1 is here. The latest NetBeans 6.1 has improved in these areas: JavaScript support Performance boosts MySQL support CRUD support for quick...
CommunityOne is the conference at Moscone Center just prior to the JavaOne conference, which starts in earnest on Tuesday May 6 2008. I'm here for JavaOne but couldn't resist dropping in on CommunityOne. CommunityOne's schedule includes several tracks today, including topics on web applications, scripting languages, Open Solaris, projects and strategy, and tools. NetBeans has its own track too....