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Blog Archive for robogeek during June 2008

Ted Neward on the demise of Java applets is an interesting look back in history (interview on the Sparkling Client podcast). The Java Applet was the first of the RIA platforms, long before Flash became the king of RIA, long before Silverlight was a sparkle in anybody's eye, long before DHTML and AJAX became suitable as a rich internet applications platform, the Java applet was there. But Ted is...
Java is finally Free and Open .. hey, The Fedora/IcedTea team have reached a great milestone. Their build of the OpenJDK has passed the (extensive) JCK test suite. I bet they now have a huge appreciation the extent to which we took the slogan "Compatibility Matters!". Since this inspired Rich to take a walk down memory lane... in May 2006 I was in the audience for the JavaOne keynote. I was...