I wanted to give a little visibility to a couple podcasts ...
Java Mobility Podcast 11: Dalibor Topic on Sun's Open Sourcing of Java: is a news podcast from the PhoneME project.
A commenter on a previous blog posting suggested "Consumers dont care about programming languages, they just want solution" ... there is so much truth in that, and it's easy to just let that statement stand because of the truth within the statement.
We the people want good quality products, right?
When the iPhone was finally unveiled, a great shock went around the world... What?!? We can't write apps for that beautiful thing?!? Really, that's kind of crazy isn't it?
At the WWDC keynote SteveJ closed with their answer. Use the HTML/AJAX style of writing webapps. Um...
In the I'm not dead yet category we have Java on Mac OS X Leopard to be 64-bit, resolution independent talking about Java sessions at WWDC.
Dave Gilbert has an interesting blog entry, The Badness of JFree, quoting an email he received complaining about the business model he uses with JFreeChart. This points to a bigger issue of different ways to monetize work on an open source project.
Not everything about writing code in a programming language is easy and wonderful. Sometimes a particular API is hard to figure out, or it doesn't do quite what you want, or the documentation is obtuse, or nonexistant, or wrong, or sometimes the implementation is buggy and the approach you're trying is bumping up against bugs, etc.
Yesterdays post on Closed versus open multimedia formats seems to have struck a nerve. A lot of good comments.
At JavaONE last week Bruno Souza launched one of his stunts which was video'd and posted online. Last year he had this "foot" which he carried around with which to kick people in the head, and apparently the video got posted somewhere but I haven't seen it. I wanted to watch it as I'm one of the kickees.
JavaFX is cool, right? Did you raise your hand when you said you wanted an JavaFX Mobile phone? I sure did.
Looking over blog entries since JavaONE I'm seeing a lot of angst... JavaFX adds to the bloat so how can this ever fly? Why doesn't Sun pay attention to the real problem and fix the bloat?