Today's announcement of Google's Chrome OS is exciting in a few ways. I think it has implications for Java developers. With hindsight, I now think that Larry Ellison was hinting about Google's Chrome OS when he expressed some of his desires for JavaFX on small netbook-like devices.
The Flex guys have enjoyed this for a long time. When I discussed JavaFX with a friend who is familiar with Flex, he shrugged the feature off, clearing unimpressed with JavaFX despite his appreciation for the feature itself. Still, for Java enthusiasts,
bind is a welcome language feature.
I hate to simply drop a link and run, but that's essentially what I'm doing here until others learn about my new blog Learning JavaFX.
Long ago, I started a series called JavaFX Learning Curve Journal. Those articles/journals were on java.sun.com at the very beginning of the JavaFX project. I recently tried to find some of those articles, and I think they've been removed or improved significantly. They're certainly not recognizable in their original form. That's probably a good thing.
The next best thing to being at CommunityOne today and tomorrow is the live video feed of the sessions!
Can't participate directly? Check out the CommunityOne online video feeds.
Choices, choices...so many choices and so little time. JavaOne has hundreds of sessions, BOFS, and labs. There's no way to do it all, although many of you will try. Plan well, and use the JavaOne session schedule builder to make the most of your time.
You update your JDK frequently to get the latest and greatest...but did you know about VisualVM. It may be one of the best kept secrets in the JDK. But now you know too!
The UTF-8 encoding is easy to abuse in some ways. Or rather, sometimes people use it in unexpected ways.
Recently the Java platform received an update to reject one malformed UTF-8 encoding sequence called non-shortest form.
I should be ashamed. But I'll do it again this year regardless. I'm begging for a JavaOne pass. I'm not asking for a free handout, not exactly. Instead, here's the deal: