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Jaroslav Tulach

Jaroslav Tulach is the founder and initial architect of NetBeans, which is not just a well known IDE, but also the first modular desktop application framework written in Java. However, as NetBeans has been the flagship software product of Sun Microsystems for a while now, you don't have to worry that content of the TheAPIBook might not be widely applicable and understandable.


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Help me shape future of Java libraries

Posted by jst on June 22, 2009 at 9:42 AM PDT

We all know that the JDK is big and it ought to be smaller. The question is how to make it smaller and still keep backward compatibility with existing applications.

I think I know how to do it, I did something similar to NetBeans APIs five years ago. Thus I started a little
experiment to split JDK into pieces

Library for injection as Java likes it!

Posted by jst on April 28, 2009 at 2:08 PM PDT

I have just finished the bridge between Spring and Lookup and prepared a demo ap

Irresistible Expectations of Fearful Desire

Posted by jst on January 19, 2009 at 12:18 PM PST

For a while I was desperately expecting an important moment. Since I wrote the Practical API Design book, and since its amazon page was created, I've been waiting for first customer review.

Accept Unacceptable

Posted by jst on January 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM PST

When you maintain some code and you get a patch that you do not like, what can you do? Is the only option to refuse the change, or is there a better way? Of course, as this was just a rhetorical question, there is better solution: Just create a code slot!

Does API beauty really matters?

Posted by jst on November 24, 2008 at 1:44 PM PST

3 Sides to Every API is my reaction to excellent Beauty matters summary provided PetrHejl.

NetBeans 6.5 Performance Press Release

Posted by jst on November 14, 2008 at 2:04 PM PST

NetBeans Performance team is proud to co-contribute to the success of NetBeans IDE 6.5, the latest and greatest release of NetBeans IDE of all times. Although the performance was not a major theme for the 6.5 release we are glad we managed to do improvements in various visible areas.

The Most Insightful Review of "Practical API Design"

Posted by jst on October 24, 2008 at 4:31 AM PDT

The longest, most detailed and insightful review I have seen so far has been written by Tim Band for Lambda The Ultimate.

Cultural Context Leakages

Posted by jst on October 20, 2008 at 10:07 PM PDT

Recently I've been warned that my sidebar in Chapter 4, Ever Changing Targets talks about events that are completely ununderstandable for international readers.

The Better Compiler the Worse API!?

Posted by jst on October 16, 2008 at 12:03 PM PDT

Today I am ready to announce a really nice addition to the collection of weird examples of APITypes.