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Blog Archive for joconner during March 2009

Hearing all the frustration surrounding the unavailable JavaFX environment on Linux and Solaris, I remembered a time -- maybe a decade ago -- when Sun actually hoped it could produce the fastest, best Java for Solaris OS and Sparc hardware. The idea was that customers would actually purchase Solaris and Sparc if Java performed the best on those platforms. You can bet that engineers made sure that...
Yesterday a friend asked me a question about Java resource bundles: how can I get my application to discover resource bundles dynamically? It seemed like a simple question. I answered in my typical fashon: Well, everytime you need a new bundle, just add that bundle's jar or directory to your classpath and run the application. Or if it's just a single properties file, add that file to your...
OK, I'll bite, and I'll ask the question. Although resurrecting the Swing Application Framework (SAF) is a noble and respectable goal, is that even necessary now with JavaFX? If Sun does finalize and fix any remaining rough spots in SAF, is any significant number of developers going to benefit? Even though I mean no harm or disrespect, someone is bound to view my question as an attack. It's not...