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Java Enterprise

It has been pretty exciting after Sun's Open Source Application Server project GlassFish announcement on Monday morning at JavaOne. James Gosling wore our cute GlassFish t-shirt on stage during the General Session on Tuesday. I was glad to see that many developers came to our booth and shared excitement of the news and interests. We had a well attended GlassFish BOF on Monday night to...
on Jun 29, 2005
Sun Java System Application Server Platform Edition (PE) 9, slated to be open-sourced by Sun soon, is now in development. The product will be integrated with the NetBeans IDE and includes Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 5. Check it out at the GlassFish Project on java.net. First download the binary and deploy an application. Better yet, build GlassFish from square one and contribute to its...
on Jun 29, 2005
I'm in the Grizzly Tech session, and at the end, they're showing some performance numbers. For a dynamic content, servlet oriented, non-trivial task, the numbers that they've found show that an all Java NIO implementation will beat out a mixed Java-C implementation. (They tested two.) Mixed implementations are the kind found today in things like mod_jk and Sun's Web Server (though they wouldn't...
on Jun 28, 2005
There have been a couple blogs recently regarding "bloating" (Eclipse, Mustang). Whoever has been on a design team that has to decide which feature goes in and which one stays out will probably feel the pain. As a spec lead (JSP, JSTL), I sure do. We all wish we could please everyone, but that's unrealistic. One has to accept that some developers will be unhappy with the decisions made. However,...
on Jun 27, 2005

Java Desktop

i've been enjoying some of the desktop talks at javaone this week. with swing, a common theme for a talk is: tips and tricks to make swing run faster. so some of these talks got me thinking.. so here's a problem: the construction of swing components is an expensive operation. if you're building a fairly dynamic ui in swing, one where you create views on the fly, as a response to...
on Jun 29, 2005
I promise I won't shill too much, but Chris just told me that our book was the number 2 seller yesterday according to the list posted by the book store! To our readers we send a heartfelt thanks! - Josh
on Jun 28, 2005
After almost exactly one year of waiting, it's finally here. Version 0.2 of the Saverbeans SDK and Saverbeans Screensaver Pack have just been released! You can download the latest SDK from the JDIC project on java.net: https://jdic.dev.java.net/servlets/ProjectDocumentList?folderID=1330&expandFolder=1330&folderID=0 And of course you can download the latest screensavers from the...
on Jun 25, 2005
I don't know about you, but I find conference program guides and websites somewhat difficult to use. There are just so many sessions in so many different areas that it's tough to wade through the universe of possibilities and figure out where I'm actually supposed to be at any given time (besides looking for a good cup o' coffee, of course). To that end, we wanted to give you a condensed...
on Jun 23, 2005

Java Web Services and XML

To highlight the savings in generated code with JAX-WS 2.0 compared to JAX-RPC 1.1, I ran the WS-I Sample application WSDL files through JAX-RPC's wscompile and JAX-WS's wsimport. The results are very good. JAX-RPC 1.1 generated 128 files that were 365KB in size. JAX-WS 2.0 generated only 61 files for a total size of 83KB. That is a 52% reduction in the number of files generated and a 77%...
on Jun 28, 2005
I thought that a session title that had the phrase "Hitchhicker's Guide" in it would draw a good audience, but I had no inkling of the crush of humanity waiting to get into the session "A Hitchhiker's Guide to SOA: Orchestrating Loosely Coupled J2EE Services with BPMN and BPEL." It felt like Times Square at New Year's Eve. This was worth the mob scene. I know a few things about SOA,...
on Jun 28, 2005
We (Sun bloggers) thought there would be no news reports on Sun open sourcing the AppServer until the beginning of JavaOne tomorrow morning but it seems the news are out there (see [1] for example). I don't know if this was intentional or not - some of the initial pieces came from NZ, so maybe somebody didn't indicate what TZ the release date was? - but, in any case, we checked (blogging by...
on Jun 27, 2005
I've added brief blurbs for six additional developers to the developers page for the JWSDP community. The developers added are: Alan Hudson Lexi Valikov Ben Gordon Don Brutzman John Swift Kirill Grouchnikov My intention is to have descriptions for all developers in this page. This will take some time, but I wanted to get started before JavaOne. Incidentally, although not all JWSDP...
on Jun 25, 2005
The JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 java.net forum has been renamed to JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0 to be consistent with the rename of JAX-RPC 2.0 to JAX-WS 2.0. To read about the JAX-RPC 2.0 rename to JAX-WS 2.0 read my blog entry here. The JAXB and JAX-WS developement teams had worked very hard to release early access 2 of these technologies yesterday. Please download JAXB 2.0 EA2 and JAX-WS 2.0 EA2 and...
on Jun 23, 2005
Java API for XML Web Services 2.0 Standard Implementation Early Access 2 was released yesterday. Although JAX-WS 2.0 CVS repository is available for over a month on java.net, this is a milestone build indicating a new chunk of functionality from EA. In terms of new features, SOAP 1.2, MTOM, and swaRef support has been added. Several new samples (fromjava-soap12, fromwsdl-soap12, mtom, and mtom-...
on Jun 23, 2005

NetBeans

I leaned over to Tim Boudreau, NetBeans evangealist, and said, "Boy, wouldn't the bloggers love to get a picture of this." I couldn't tell if he looked amused or worried. The picture I was referring to was the two people sitting next to me. They were NetBeans Platform architect Jaroslav Tulach and Eclipse Platform architect Jeff McAffer. Disclaimer: There's NOTHING going on behind the scenes....
on Jun 28, 2005
I just finished up an article on NetBeans Day for the JavaOne Today, the conference's daily newsletter. It was fun trying to sound like a newspaper reporter, but now I want to reinsert my own voice into the proceedings, and I'll start with one word. Wow! There were the announcements (collaboration plugins, Matisse, new refactoring) and the stats (550 people or so attending according to Greg...
on Jun 27, 2005
My name is Patrick Keegan. I've been a NetBeans IDE technical writer for the past six years. I'm starting this web log to communicate my impressions from JavaOne 2005 and I imagine I'll continue with it as long as I feel like I have something unique to say in this ever increasingly densely populated blogosphere. Today I'll start with a round of shameless self-promotion and get that out of the way...
on Jun 23, 2005

Java Tools

Sun Java Studio Creator 2, now in early access at developers.sun.com/prodtech/javatools/jscreator/index.jsp, is being demo'd at its booth in the pavilion at JavaOne. Among the new JavaServer Faces component set is the table component, complete with sorting and advanced paging and graphical capabilities. You can seamlessly and quickly bind a table to a data source or Web service by means of drag...
on Jun 27, 2005
One of the JavaOne technical sessions today on the 12 reasons to use NetBeans revealed the astounding increase in its user base for NetBeans. Between August 2004 and now, the number of users has tripled from 48,000 to 135,000, a threefold increase. The availability of NetBeans 4.1 in May, with its many new capabilities and performance improvements, accounted for a spike in the last three months...
on Jun 27, 2005

Global Education and Learning

As I mentioned in an earlier post, at JavaOne this year I'll be presenting a Birds-of-the-Feather session on Monday night (June 27th) at 9:30pm, entitled "The JavaServer Faces Ecosystem". I'll be talking about who the players, products, and organizations involved in the JSF community are, what they are doing, and how the community is growing. (You can view a detailed description at the JavaOne...
on Jun 25, 2005