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Blog Archive for jonathansimon during June 2003

As many o fyou know, I have been working with music and audio programming in Java for quite some time. This included work with Java sound. After my JavaSound talk this year at JavaOne, I got to grab a bite to eat with my fellow presenters Phil Burk and Nick Didkovsky and JavaSound lead Florian Bomers. I've worked with Florian in the past, most;y communicating via the JavaSound listserv. Now, I...
So we heard this morning that HP and Dell are going to be distributing new hardware with new Java versions. Anyone heard anything from IBM? Is it only me that finds this odd?
The Client Provisioning Spec is a J2EE framework for bundling and distributing applications and resources to various clients. This is a great and generally applicable idea. The problem is that there is a huge focus on J2ME -- both at this conference and in the JSRs. As a result, the focus for the Client Provisioning Spec is on distributing J2ME apps. Taking a look across the other technologies...
There seems to be a big focus at this JavaOne about the "Corporate Developer." And for Java to reach a certain number of people, it has to become a standard for corporate applications. As such, there is a focus on web applications. I don't get it. Although there are a lot of web applications in this space, there are also a lot of rich clients. If you are deploying an internal application to your...
OK. So how does canoo work? Basically, you write to this proprietary component set. Its very similar to Swing. Then you deploy the whole app to a sever. To run it, they have a generic Java client that runs your application. At the booth, they were running through web start. On to the beef! Canoo says that the main benefit is that the client to server communcation is simple because all...
I just sat through several sessions on the new features in J2SE 1.5 as well as 1.4.2. Here are some disconnected thoughts on what I've heard.... Auto-Update for JRE: This seemed to be a big deal. Apparently, it was supposed to be released in 1.4.2, but was delayed to some serious bugs. I have very mixed feelings on this. I think its great that you can update the VM on users machines, don't get me...