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Blog Archive for rbair during June 2006

My last few blogs have been on using web services in Swing. This time I've created a simple Yahoo! News RSS reader JavaBean you can use in your own apps. And yes, this time I went all the way and wrote a JNLP. But beware, it is only running on 1.6 for now. I didn't even know I was developing on 1.6 until I tested the deploy, and now I'm headed out on vacation. Here's a screenshot, for those you...
The Aerith source code has just been released to the aerith.dev.java.net project. With this milestone I thought I'd just blog a bit about the backstory that went into Aerith. Hopefully, by the time you're done reading this, you won't stone us for some pretty hacked up code. Aerith was a really fun project to work on. We sort of had an idea for what we wanted to do for JavaOne. We had a lot of fun...
Yesterday I blogged about JAX-WS and how to use it with Swing. I tried to sneak by with a simple example that happened to block the EDT during the web service invocation (bad Richard! bad). Since I was called out on it, I took the opportunity to create a new JavaBean for working with background tasks and update my example to use it. The problem with yesterday's example was this method:  ...
On the SwingLabs Forums we have been discussing Web Services and Swing. In particular, I want to start/retrofit a project on java.net where we can build both visual (like the Aerith map viewer) and non visual components. Some examples of non visual JavaBean components could include a Flickr bean, YahooSearch bean, YahooWeather bean, and so on. During the discussion, Adam expressed some concern...