Skip to main content

Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein

Osvaldo Doederlein ( is as a software engineer at Google.


opinali's blog

JDK 6u14 almost ready at b05; Making Java load faster and lighter

Posted by opinali on April 24, 2009 at 8:52 AM PDT

I previously reported the highlights of b01 and b02.

Oracle and Sun: Some good news, and "praising the ponytail"

Posted by opinali on April 24, 2009 at 8:23 AM PDT

First article: Oracle brass coax Sun troops with tough love. Some initial (although vague) commitments to the future of Sun technologies and products. Greatest news is that Java will remain an open platform. Bad news is that Sun's new cloud initiative may be uninteresting for Oracle.

Oracle and JavaFX: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted by opinali on April 22, 2009 at 8:56 AM PDT

Most of Sun stuff will be very useful to Oracle.

JavaFX Balls v2.0: Better benchmarking, Mobile support

Posted by opinali on March 4, 2009 at 7:49 AM PST

In a previous blog entry I described JavaFX Balls, the bubblemark benchmark for JavaFX 1.0. Now I took some time to improve the benchmark and also make a Mobile version!

JavaFX 1.1 released, some first impressions

Posted by opinali on February 13, 2009 at 3:47 AM PST

Downloads here. If you already have NetBeans 6.5, just check for plugin updates (53Mb of download).

Main highlights, from the Release Notes and some findings:

Here comes JDK 6u14

Posted by opinali on February 11, 2009 at 4:41 AM PST

Get it here while it's hot; check the Release Notes, pretty long one btw, 204 bugs and that's just b01. Update 14 is going to be a massive update, not in the same ballpark of 6u10, but still. (6u13 will be just an SSR.)

Sun JDK 6u12 released, good for both Swing and JavaFX

Posted by opinali on February 3, 2009 at 6:46 AM PST

The release is available here.

JavaFX: First programming (and performance) impressions

Posted by opinali on January 16, 2009 at 6:06 AM PST

To learn JavaFX, I used my favorite method of playing with other people's code. I picked JavaFX Balls: the JavaFX version of the Bubblemark RIA benchmark.

Clearing the Java FX FUD

Posted by opinali on January 7, 2009 at 7:20 AM PST

Java FX vs. Swing

Ten Questions for Java FX

Posted by opinali on December 11, 2008 at 3:56 AM PST

Kudos to all the Sun hackers involved in this project. You overcame a large amount of negative expectations, perhaps because Sun announced FX too early or because Java SE was in discredit as a RIA platform (6u10 was already a major step to fix that). But I was pleasantly impressed with the FCS.