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Blog Archive for jonathansimon during July 2003

I took another look at SwingSightings recently, and something struck me -- most of the user interfaces (UIs) for the Swing applications are not very good. I'm not naming names and I'm not saying everything is bad (there are in fact some pretty cool apps up there). What I am saying is that on a whole they are not so great. Since we love Java, we can see the potential in these applications. We can...
The times article talks about using the use of IM and blogging during presentations. I know there were several blogs during JavaOne while a whole bunch of us were impatiently awaiting James Gosling to give his keynote. But how does this effect the presentation? The article goes on to talk about bringing this subcommunity of people chatting during the session to the forefront, and say, show the...
The Java VM installation and application launching has some serious problems. Its too hard to launch Java applications and make it seem as seamless as a native application (unless your on OSX). Sun is clearly trying to fix it with the creation of JavaWebStart and the new Java auto-update functionality. But Sun is really just putting band-aids on the problem. This really struck me as I watched a...