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Blog Archive for vbrabant during December 2004

NetBeans really rocks. As many of you know, I am a long-time user of NetBeans, now. Already 4 years now that I am using NetBeans. Already 8 months that I was playing with the alpha, beta, RC1, RC2 of NetBeans 4.0. And yesterday, it was a big day: The official announcement of the NetBeans 4.0 release. The first time I met a NetBeans developer, after 4 years exchanging mails about NetBeans. When...
During the keynote of this morning, Someone of Sun (I am sorry, but I don't remember who) speaked about Java and Real Time Application. Java and Real Time Application ? Not possible, I though. You can't garantee Real Time when you use applications based upon JVM having a Garbage Collector that can suspend your thread at any moment, and for somes time (it may be short, but always too long for Real...
He spoked about Java. But not about the Java Language itself. No. About the Java Virtual Machine. He explained that dynamic language like Perl, Python could accelerate the development, and also be robust. Then, he speak about Jython, that is running upon the Java Virtual Machine and could easily be connected with all the current Java APIs. So, could you imagine the advantage of a dynamic...
Yesterday morning, Javapolis began with a Key note of Rick Ross, the founder of http://www.javalobby.org. He explained why it's very important to have a strong and active java community. He said that we, as Java developper have to play an actor's role, and not be passive. Then, he does a little presentation of web sites that form the javalobby community. He also speaked about what he will set in...
Firstly, I was amazed that they were using a Apple portable. Reason why I was amazed is that JDK 5.0 is not yet available for Apple's PC. I was thinking how they will show JDK 5.0 in action with a portable running under Apple Mac OS X. But in fact, it was only presentation of slides. So, in fact no "JDK 5.0 in Action". The first part of the presentation was the most interresting. The reason was...
Javapolis 2004 started today. Today, it was the first day of the University. The morning, during 3 hours, I listen to Adrian Colyer explaining AspectJ and explain us how it worked and why we would use it. He wins. I will certainly try AspectJ one of those next days. The demo he does that convinces me is his demo concerning Hibernate. He had a class called Address with somes fields. And without...
Edition 2004 of javapolis will start the 13 of decembre. Last year, Sun did a presentation of Rave (Sun Java Studio Creator). This year, Tim Boudreau will do a presentation of NetBeans 4.0 ( that would be out for the javapolis event) but also explain us what we can expect from the future versions of NetBeans. I will certainly blog here my impression of each session I will follow. And I also hope...