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Widgets follow form follows function

Posted by editor on August 1, 2003 at 10:37 AM PDT

Years ago, I worked at CNN
Headline News as a Writer / Associate Producer, which pretty much
meant I was an editor, except they paid me the Writer/AP salary (the
editors, in turn, were really producers, etc., up and down the
corporate ladder).

The End (of Java3D) and the Beginning (of JOGL)?

Posted by editor on July 28, 2003 at 6:52 PM PDT

Anecdotal evidence has been brewing for a while that the Java 3D API has been in a state of decay. Today's events seem to resolve the situation, with a much more promising future for 3D graphics in java than when we woke up this morning, even if that future doesn't seem to include Java3D itself.

Shoeing the Other Foot

Posted by editor on July 2, 2003 at 9:20 AM PDT

Hey, I used to work in the wireless software industry... and of course, any sentence that begins with that phrase usually ends in "and we all got laid off". Which we did. But despite that experience, I still have a passing interest in J2ME, even though that the tools for it aren't available on Mac OS X.

Java sightings at MacHack 2003

Posted by editor on June 21, 2003 at 5:44 PM PDT

The idea of the MacHack conference - 48 hours of talking and coding, with an emphasis on doing clever but useless things with code - seems like it would cater exclusively to platform-specific Mac coders. But instead, Java has been a big part of this conference.