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Blog Archive for joshy during March 2007

Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released today and I must say it looks pretty cool. They added a dock mode with mini-widgets and auto-widget updating. Part of me is frustrated because this is one of the things we have that they didn't until today. Another part of me is happy because it means we were right to include those features. And yet another part of me is excited because it means the widget market...
Well it's been two weeks since AB5k was released and the response has been, well, interesting. Some people really love it. Others have complained it's slow and buggy (which it is), and still others ask "why make another widget system, but this time in Java?". We got somewhat panned at JavaLobby in particular. So, two questions to answer: too early and why Java? Too Early? So did we do the right...
Now that I've had a week to recuperate, and heal from my poor attempts at snowboarding, I can tell you about where I was the week before last. From the 5th of March to the 9th I was in Crested Butte Colorado for the Java Posse Roundup. A quick bit of background. The Java Posse is a podcast (an internet downloadable radio show, essentially) devoted to Java. It is run by Joe Nuxoll and Carl Quinn...
At the Java Posse Roundup last week we had some wonderful evening sessions called Lighting Talks. During these sessions each participant had 5 minutes to give their entire presentation. This necessitates, of course, brevity and clarity above all. And of course, since this was the evening, we were all sitting around munching on BBQ, drinking beer, and laughing away during the proceedings. So in...
I got back from the Java Posse Roundup yesterday. Due to complications with my flights I was forced to spend an annoying Saturday night in a hotel in Denver. Still, the conference overall was worth it. I've got a bunch of things to share with you over the next few days so I'm just going to give you a few quick updates today. Nimbus At Desktop Matters SwingLabs announced the Nimbus Look and Feel...
I'm attending the Java Posse Roundup right now and won't have a chance to post in detail about this until next week, but since the news is out I wanted to make sure I let you all know what's up. Robert Cooper and I have been working on a secret project for the last few months called AB5k. It's a widget/gadget container built entirely in Java 6 letting you run widgets on any operating system....
Just a quick post as I'm rushing to be ready for the Java Posse Roundup conference next week. When Chris, our eloquent Java.net editor, mentioned that the JavaOne 2007 acceptance and rejection letters have gone now I realized that I hadn't blogged about it. Yes it's true, a BoF for my secret project that I've been working on with Robert Cooper has been accepted, so if you don't make it to the...