Joshua asks for ideas on webstarts problems and possible solutions
Joshua presents some simple tips to make your software more usable.
A few days ago I published a blog called "Another 40 Swing Component
Libraries". Thanks to reader feedback the list has grown to well over
50 and I've updated the original post.
The javadesktop.org Swing Component Depot column has a backlog of about 40 component suites. They'll all appear there eventually however we thought you'd like to see the queue now, in all its unadorned glory. So, here for your delectation is a brief summary of all 40 of them.
Joshua releases a pretty Web Start countdown timer that can be customized without changing any code at all.
ImageIO is more than a powerful image reading/writing package; it's a nifty set of utilities that you can use to create easy image conversion applications - very quickly.
I've had the pleasure to work on a Swing application these recent months, and I'd like to share with you one of the main conclusions I've arrive at.
If Sun wants to forward the perception that Java works great on the desktop, they can't show bad applications in front of 15,000 people.
June has been a banner month for open source debuts.
I was pretty impressed with some of the UI stuff I saw at the keynote this morning. Thought I'd share some thoughts...
We introduced the concept at JavaOne'03, and now we're taking the JDesktop Network Component (JDNC) project open source on javadesktop just in time for JavaOne'04.
Sun has come out with JDIC to
make moving from a web context to a rich client easier. Much as I
support the move, it doesn't help all that
much and I'm afraid that Sun is missing the point... again!
The Java platform loads ResourceBundles for specific locales. The name of your ResourceBundle helps the platform know if it contains the appropriate localization.
Developers and project managers make lots of excuses for not internationalizing an application. But it's easier to get started than you might imagine. Don't worry too much about all those difficult questions. Just get started by separating localizable text from your core business logic.
The Java (TM) platform gets new support for Unicode 4.0 and supplementary characters.
Luxor is a free, open-source XML User Interface Language (XUL) toolkit in Java. We use it to define our application's GUI and it really works. Until we needed to provide the multilingual versions. Read how we solved this problem by applying XSLT translations on the fly.
The GNOME Linux Desktop Community is considering using Java for future
development work. The alternative is a fledgling project called Mono
that's attempting to build a Microsoft .NET clone.
What's new in client side Java? What's next? Have you tried Tiger yet? Why do I ask so many questions? What's the best remedy for the common cold?
Another great release, now with clipboard support.
Want to see JDS? There's a webcast coming & they are giving away free evals...