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Blog Archive for robogeek during September 2005

One of the things we've been doing is opening up the processes around Java, and distributing buildable source that's updated as we develop the 6.0 release. We really want feedback from the public as to whether we're going in the right direction, if you see any quality issues in your applications, whether we've broken anything, etc. We are, of course, continuing to do the testing the Quality...
I just watched a long video shot by Scoble about the Sparkle product that Microsoft is brewing up. It gave me several thoughts to share. But first, a coule links: What is Sparkle and is it a "Flash Killer?" (arsTechnica review of Scobles move) Manuel Clement and others - Introducing Sparkle (Scoble's posting on Channel 9 allowing the Sparkle team to demo the code) My first thought is remembering...
As I noted in earlier postings on this blog, I'm working for the Java SE Quality team, and I'm in a phase of looking at how the Quality team can be more transparent. That is, we know the public wants to know more about how Sun makes a quality Java implementation, and what I'm looking into is just what does the public want to know. So far the word "transparency" has been triggering from open...
This article at TheServerSide was pointed to by a poster on javalobby claiming it's an example of how "ugly" annotations are. Hmmm... They're different alright, but ugly? To each their own I suppose. Test framework comparison, by Justin Lee, July 2005, TheServerSide.com He goes over a couple new test frameworks and how annotations have affected their design. I guess JUnit is no longer the king...
I've been wanting to find an HTML editor that's an Applet suitable for integrating with the "content management systems". I've used several of the javascript-only editor applet's (should it be called an "applet" when it's written in Javascript?), and while they're okay I know that Java and Swing ought to be able to do better. I was hoping to find a java HTML editor applet to be able to do a...