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Josh Marinacci

Josh Marinacci first tried Java in 1995 at the request of his favorite TA and never looked back. He is a blogger and co-author of Swing Hacks for O’Reilly. He is currently a Developer Advocate for the webOS at Palm, Inc. He previously worked on JavaFX, Swing, NetBeans, and client lead for the Java Store at Sun Microsystems. Josh lives in Eugene, Oregon and is passionate about open source technology & great user interfaces. He uses a Palm Pre, MacBook Pro, and Nikon D50 SLR to spread understanding of great design in software.

 

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Too busy to blog

Posted by joshy on April 25, 2007 at 10:52 AM PDT

I've been too busy to blog for the past couple of weeks. Sadly this will continue for two more weeks until JavaOne begins. Don't worry, though. It's all in a good cause as you will see some great things shortly. In the meantime I leave you with a quick comic that actually made me laugh out loud.

Too busy to blog

Posted by joshy on April 25, 2007 at 12:03 AM PDT

I've been too busy to blog for the past couple of weeks. Sadly this will continue for two more weeks until JavaOne begins. Don't worry, though. It's all in a good cause as you will see some great things shortly. In the meantime I leave you with a quick comic that actually made me laugh out loud.

Back from the demo

Posted by joshy on April 9, 2007 at 8:56 AM PDT

It was completely exhausting but it went quite well. Just to catch you up, last week I drove nine hours down to Santa Clara, CA to spend three days working on my demo then show it to the demo people. Here's how it works:

Back to the Bay

Posted by joshy on April 1, 2007 at 6:26 AM PDT

I'm heading back to the bay area this morning for a couple of days to take part in our annual Java One demo preview. This is when we each pitch our own Java One demos in a heated Java battle royale (tm) for one of the coveted few spots in the keynotes. I think you'll be happy with what I've put together. Wish me luck!

Yahoo Widgets 4 is released

Posted by joshy on March 22, 2007 at 9:50 PM PDT

Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released today and I must say it looks pretty cool. They added a dock mode with mini-widgets and auto-widget updating. Part of me is frustrated because this is one of the things we have that they didn't until today.

Another part of me is happy because it means we were right to include those features.

AB5k Widgets in Depth

Posted by joshy on March 21, 2007 at 10:08 PM PDT

Well it's been two weeks since AB5k was released and the response has been, well, interesting. Some people really love it. Others have complained it's slow and buggy (which it is), and still others ask "why make another widget system, but this time in Java?". We got somewhat panned at JavaLobby in particular.

Back from the Java Posse Roundup

Posted by joshy on March 18, 2007 at 8:27 PM PDT

Now that I've had a week to recuperate, and heal from my poor attempts at snowboarding, I can tell you about where I was the week before last. From the 5th of March to the 9th I was in Crested Butte Colorado for the Java Posse Roundup.

Posse Brain Dump: JavaDocs from the year 2020

Posted by joshy on March 14, 2007 at 1:28 PM PDT

At the Java Posse Roundup last week we had some wonderful evening sessions called Lighting Talks. During these sessions each participant had 5 minutes to give their entire presentation. This necessitates, of course, brevity and clarity above all. And of course, since this was the evening, we were all sitting around munching on BBQ, drinking beer, and laughing away during the proceedings.

Quick updates: Desktop Matters, Java Posse Roundup, AB5k, and more

Posted by joshy on March 12, 2007 at 5:28 PM PDT

I got back from the Java Posse Roundup yesterday. Due to complications with my flights I was forced to spend an annoying Saturday night in a hotel in Denver. Still, the conference overall was worth it. I've got a bunch of things to share with you over the next few days so I'm just going to give you a few quick updates today.

AB5k: our all Java widget system is released

Posted by joshy on March 7, 2007 at 10:46 PM PST

I'm attending the Java Posse Roundup right now and won't have a chance to post in detail about this until next week, but since the news is out I wanted to make sure I let you all know what's up.