Are we overly focused on code reuse and missing another unique value of Java?
The JDNC project is busy finishing a data binding system for Swing.
Here's a look at how the Laszlo platform approaches the problem.
There's a new survey in town: this one asks for your valuable input to help us set project priorities.
These days I tend to press F5 in my favorite browser every couple of minutes. I'm visiting the NetBeans page and cannot wait the delivery of NetBeans 4.1 since the release branch is known to be taken.
Sure, 4.0 has been a big step in the development of NetBeans, but from my point of view (J2SE) introduced a lot of difficulties. I cannot judge how the benefits have been to the J2EE world, but I...
In working on my JavaONE presentation, I got to thinking about why frameworks such as the NetBeans Platform and Eclipse RCP are important. It's really because, if they didn't exist, we'd all end up rewriting them, anyway.
Last week I had the opportunity to present NetBeans to the NY Java SIG. They were a lively crowd with lots of good questions, some requiring additional research on my part. Here I review the presentation and the questions that were raised.
Sometimes the best way to figure out how to speed up an application is to slow it way, way down. Here's an example using Swing's DebugGraphics class.
Exception breakpoints are an underused feature in Java debuggers. Here are some tips on using them effectively.
A quick utility to remap the alt and command keys (and others)
I have read a large number of articles lately detailing various implementations of sudo delegates in java. Unfortunately all of them are type unsafe. I decided to set out to implement type safe java delegates with the help of cglib2.
Java Web Services and XML
Today, we finally shipped the early access of the JAXB RI 2.0. As a primary implementor of the RI, let me talk a little about the major improvements in this release.
WS-I Sample Application 1.1 EA is available for download. This version is a rewrite of the Sample Application 1.0 using JAX-RPC 2.0 Standard Implementation EA.
JAX-RPC 2.0 Standard Implementation EA was released yesterday on jax-rpc.dev.java.net with samples and documentation for all the new features.
The binaries for the Early Access of JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 are out
The JAX-RPC 2.0 Standard Implementation Early Access has just been released. This is the first release of the SI using JAXB 2.0 as the binding technology. You can access this release at: http://jax-rpc.dev.java.net
XML Schema is THE type system of web services. Learn it, use it, live it; and stop hiding behind Java->WSDL tools.
The JAXP team just posted the sources for JAXP 1.3 to Java.net -- and here is a nutshell summary of what's new in JAXP 1.3...
voice over (my)jxta ... opening up for broader testing.
I'm pleased to say that my session has been accepted for this year's JavaOne conference.
Global Education and Learning
A good idea in any language is still a good idea.