This blog introduces you a Sun Service Tags Technology enabling automatic discovery of the tagged systems, software, and services. JDK and JRE 6 update 4 will become discoverable when installed on Solaris and Linux service tag enabled systems.
webstart extension is available for Scenario binaries.
There has been much discussion on whether Java programmers are becoming dinosaurs, on an evolutionary dead end and overtaken by more nimble mammals. Bruce Tate has long abandoned Java for greener (or redder) pastures. Bruce Eckel has embraced Flex , Bill Venners favors Scala. Python is making inroads in college curricula. What is a Java programmer to do? In this blog, I argue that we need to focus on less on syntax and more on the pain points of Java programming.
I got myself (and another deserving child somewhere out there) a "One Laptop Per Child" for christmas. Here is my experience with Java on the device, followed by some year-end musings what this all means.
I would like to discuss some proposed changes in the JColorChooser component.
In my last blog I talked about Java related issues that I faced while writing an annotation processor that would generate persistence.xml file when I compile my JPA entity classes. To complete the story, this time I will share my maven experiences.
Correct usage of constrained properties seems still remain unclear for many users.
After the widespread disapproval of Appleâ€™s choice not to ship Java 6 with its latest Leopard OS it has come to my attention that there are more manufacturers that are adopting this anti-Java approach.
Here is an good list of top Java books available for preview on Google Books. Google Books provides scans of thousands of textbooks. The scans are not the best, most books have visible scan defects in them.
Dion has been blogging about the re-birth of Applets, but how did things end up this way?
out in the wide open of open-source communities you will find a whole bunch of specific implementations to handle tree-structured data in java. But these implementations are allways specialized to handle a specific usecase.
Let's talk about the FeatureDescriptor class, the superclass for all other descriptors. It enables to add extra metadata to describe the beans. The builder tool could use such metadata to provide enhanced functionality.
Are you doing engineering using Java? Or even science? Than you sometimes might need to calculate how objects move under
the impression of forces and torques. The following might be for you then...
I had to render a set of presentation slides in HTML Slidy format into images. This blog entry shows how to carry out this task with the excellent Flying Saucer XHTML renderer and concludes with some ramblings about infrastructure.
This is a classic problem that I see over and over again. The finalize() method is nice, but you shouldn't use it as your only tear-down method, especially when cleaning up files. Hopefully this posting will turn up when someone is trying to figure this out.
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....
The Core Java Tech Tips are now available via blog.
Should the enhanced for loop in Java do an auto null check?
The ever interesting Java Puzzlers session is always a hit but also shows the nasty reality that the C++ disease has fully infected Java.
Where's Apple at JavaOne?