A decade from now 90% of people will use phones, slates, or netbooks as their primary computing device. This is a very exciting development in the software world and promises to reshape the way we make software (check out the great stuff our lead developer is doing in his day job at Palm), but Amino isn't for that world. Amino about that 10%: the content creators who need killer desktop apps, the...
As many of you may know, user interface design is a passion of mine. I want software that both looks pretty and acts well. I've had lots of ideas on the topic, often bleeding over into art and traditional design, in addition to usability. After thinking about it for a couple of years I've finally decided to create a blog dedicated to the topic: www.joshondesign.com
At Josh On Design I'll be...
Open JFX updated
OpenJFX, the open source version of Java FX, was just updated.
It has lots of improvements and demos, but the biggest thing is the first compiler, which will compile Java FX Script directly into bytecode rather than interpreting it. This is huge, because it makes FX Script a first class Java language, as well as being several orders of magnitude faster than interpretation....
I just arrived home after a both grueling and exciting week of JavaOne. I'm taking the next two weeks off, though I will be blogging a bit and answering the occasional emails. Don't be surprised if I'm a bit slow to respond though as I'll be in Oregon most of the time sipping coffee and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
Once things settle down I'll have a bunch more blogs with photos,...
booth duty, getting ready for our presentation, and car troubles.
Well. Here I am getting ready for my first real JavaOne. Actually, I attended back in 1999 and had the rare fortune to see Douglas Adams speak, but this is the first time I will be speaking as an author and attending as a Sun employee. It's going to be exciting. And since most Java developers can't attend JavaOne (where would they all sit?) I expect these Java.net blogs to light up like a...
Joshua creates a new miniapp to display hurricane webservice data and perform
Half an hour with Java2D produces amazing results.
Joshua discusses if there are any new commercial apps period, regardless of language.
Joshua discusses the work that went into this strictly compliant XHTML + CSS renderer and solicits volunteers.
Joshua gets back to coding with an eyedropper tool
that selects any color on the screen.
Joshua discusses recent interest in vector rendering, high resolution
screens, and where it all might lead.
Joshua follows up on a request and shows
how to handle right clicks on anything.
Joshua creates a useless busy cursor using the caps, num, and scroll lock keylights.
Joshua uses an event listener to implement simple window snapping on swing Windows.