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Alexander Schunk

Alexander Schunk is an graduate BA student of Comuter Science at the University of Applied Sciences. He writes German textbooks on Java Technology and is the owner of the project JDKGUITools which provides GUI versions of SDK command-line tools. Also he is member of the OpenJDK Project and frequntly posts Blogs on new insights of the OpenJDK compiler and the Java Runtime. Homepage: (always uder development :) )


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LinAlg API: Demos update

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 8, 2007 at 12:34 AM PST

LinAlg API Demos update

I have provided new demos for LinAlg API with sources for donwload in the document/files section under

Now there are 4 demo apps available written with NetBeans GUI Designer:

Spinning around: What do you expect from the next 10 years

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 7, 2007 at 10:02 AM PST

Connected all over the world

One thing thats most important is that the number of broadband internet access computers is growing and the world is getting more and more connected.

LinAlg API: 64 Bit Version available

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 6, 2007 at 9:04 AM PST

64 Bit rocks

A first 64 Bit version of LinAlg API for Windows Vista 64 Bit is available. If you want to compile it yourself you need a 64 Bit JRE and Compiler with Java 6 installed.

I will also provide some demos for this 64 Bit Version.

LinAlg API: Weekly Builds

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 6, 2007 at 4:53 AM PST

Weekly Builds

Weekly Builds of LinAlg API will be available soon. These weekly builds are developer builds that you can use for development. Stable versions are build in a month turn or if there are enough features that require a new milestone.

If other ports are available these will also be available for download on the project homepage.

LinAlg API: Its rolling...

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 6, 2007 at 2:33 AM PST

LinAlg API Overview

My recent Blog did gain some attention and i have updated the LinAlg API project homepage with some more information on project goals and people who are working on features.

LinAlg API: Contributors needed

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 5, 2007 at 8:45 AM PST

Contributors needed

There is already a stable realease of LinAlg API available on the project homepage at along with some GUI demos i have written.

ADI: Application Driven Internet

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 5, 2007 at 3:47 AM PST

Application Driven Internet

This Blog is the sequel of my last Blog where i was thinking further on Davids entry. In fact my last Blog results in what i call ADI which is short for Application Driven Internet - a new view on the Interne as a means of using the Internet for sharing Web and Desktop applications
as were they one application.

Desktop/Web convergence: Ist it becoming real?

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 5, 2007 at 2:53 AM PST

Wesktop: Desktop and Web applications

In his latest Blog David Herron is thinking aloud on the convergence of Web and Desktop applications and citing some existing example of these and resuming the main disadvantages of the current state-of-the-art Web access.

Java on Mac: Revised

Posted by alexanderschunk on November 1, 2007 at 12:44 PM PDT

Compile once dont run anywhere?

Ok. My Last Blog did stirr up attention but did not bring the very answers i was looking for. Having read some other Blogs i am still confused about what this controversy still is about but i think i am getting right by assuming that Apple is currently not supporting Java 6 on the current Mac OS yet they are planning to support some time later.

Java on Mac: what the hec?

Posted by alexanderschunk on October 31, 2007 at 12:22 PM PDT

Compile once, dont run anywhere?

So whats this controversy or non-contreversy thing with Java all about? And what about compile once run anwyher? And isnt its SUNs Job to get things work on the OS plattform they support and not Apple?