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FishEye is up and running for GlassFish. FishEye delivers a unified view of your source repository that provides easy navigation, powerful search, historical reporting, configurable file annotation and diff views, change-set analysis, RSS feeds, and integration with your issue tracker. GlassFish just started to support FishEye for its CVS repository and folks are finding this very useful. You...
on Jul 27, 2005
It has been a while since I have attended an Austin Java Users Group meeting, but since java.net luminary Eitan Suez was presenting, how could I miss it? The evening began with a presentation by Gregg Sporar on the Matisse layout tools that will appear in future releases of Netbeans. Funny how this topic came on the heels of recent blogs warning us to "Beware the GUI Builder"... I did not come...
on Jul 27, 2005
Is it just me or do you also feel that java.net will never be a leading open source community without having its own irc server? Mozilla has one, Netbeans uses freenode, the list goes on and on. It's just a great way to do realtime collaboration. For example, in my case if we had a channel for JavaServer Faces, users could get in touch with developers right away. Also, if we had one for the...
on Jul 26, 2005
A couple of weeks ago, at NetBeans Day in San Francisco, we gave out awards for outstanding contribution to the community. The winners got a framed Duke poster...and a really nice workstation. Credit for the workstation idea goes to James Gosling - he was the one who said "Let's give them each a box." I don't have the kind of pull to be able to say that and have it actually happen, but when...
on Jul 22, 2005
In response to an earlier blog entry, "zander" sent me a link to the downloadable copy of Eric Von Hippel's book Democratizing Innovation. This book is a great read for those of us who are wondering where Open Source may be leading us.
on Jul 21, 2005
This week we have three great projects from three different parts of the world. Here is this week's crop of great ideas from three countries. o nb-elearning - eLearning Portal Services for Viet Nam o Open Gradebook - Open source gradebook for teachers o VICS3D - Interactive Visualizer of Curves and Discrete 3D Surfaces (Portuguese Interface) o Dictionary - Learning a vocabulary of an...
on Jul 15, 2005
Last night I read/listened to a column at http://java.sys-con.com/read/108718.htm. In the column, Dvorak says, I am not going to say it's transforming but I'm going to say it' popular." Did this guy really say this? The tone of the message was that Java was a novelty. That somehow everybody started writing Java software, and the momentum carried Java up the ladder of success. Where did all the...
on Jul 12, 2005
These are kinda fun threads, where people can take a break from lengthy involved religious discussions on such topics as "Are Generics Bad?" (A: only if you use them) and/or "Does .Net have a future?" (A: yes, but not in computing). I'm talking about discussions of the nature, "What's in a Name?": i.e., What should Java SE 8 be nicknamed? For reference and other's opinions, see TSS or a...
on Jul 6, 2005
Tossing a t-shirt is not as easy as it looks. Especially if you are a software developer. That is at least what the Swing Set 3 team tells me. Looking at the flesh wounds of one of the members, it is a bit dicy (or rather the launcher bytes). The Swing Set 3 team only garnered second place this year. I was quite surprised. The winning entry was closer to the Bluetooth of Danish Viking and King...
on Jul 2, 2005
Janet Heiss's recent blog entry got me thinking about socially relevant technology.... First came the spell checker, then the grammar checker... We are way over due for the Rudeness CheckerTM. How many times have you grimaced when reading your own messages/blogs/emails/comments? From the dawn of email we've suffered from poor judgement or bad manners, but there's also quite a bit of...
on Jul 1, 2005
The jPodder team is proud to be the current Duke's pick hoping that Duke is using it, too. Podcasting is like the Internet 15 years ago where the users and providers made things happening rather than waiting for something to presented to them. Now anyone how has something or nothing to say can create an radio-like show and publish it immediately with the entire planet as potential audience....
on Jun 30, 2005
Imagine John Gage and a puppet at JavaOne. How could that be related to community and open source? It is an interesting thought. All you need to do is think like John Gage. I was at the second JavaOne. I would have been at the first, but I was on an airplane flying the other direction (reading Java in a Nutshell). I had had already ported a game called Xiang Qi (A.K.A. Elephant Chess or...
on Jun 30, 2005
I’m at Exhibit #1111, Swing/Labs JDesktop Network Components (JDNC). It’s a Sun Microsystems project that allows experimentation with extensions to existing Java Foundation Classes/Swing API components, new JFC/Swing components and various desktop related technologies like Java 2D, AWT. I’m talking now with Sun’s Roman Guy, who explains, “We experiment with a number of projects...
on Jun 29, 2005
TilePile - A tile mural creation and editing program. gbarton@dev.java.net TilePile is an application used to aid in creating tile murals. It can be used to import images and convert them into tile murals, edit the murals, and distribute the tile setting process to a set of networked workstations. Compression - The list of file in the DB should be compressed and named random manickaraj@dev.java....
on Jun 28, 2005
Interview with Alex Lam S.L. of project Algebra Project Name: algebra Summary: Developing application related to Algebra Owner Name: Alex Lam S.L. City: Cambridgeshire Country: UK Hi Alex, tell us a little about yourself. Education: 2nd year undergraduate in Natural Sciences (Physical) Profession: can't really get employed too seriously at this stage, can I? Current Employer: Hmm.......
on Jun 28, 2005
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) A fine quote from Johnathan's Keynote today: "There is a social utility to free software" Johnathan's core message is that FOSS is good for business by bringing new people into relationships and creating a greater need and thus opportunity to provide infrastructure. It made sense to me. Instead of build it and they will come, this is provide them free...
on Jun 28, 2005
Wow, get a Sun opteron for 29.95 a month with all the software tools installed and access to support. Just like cell phone with nights and weekends free. There may be a catch. Looking at the Sun web, there is a small clarification: "When you sign up for three years of Sun support services at $29.95 per month." Not too bad considering that it still boils down to $1078.20 a month. Still not bad...
on Jun 28, 2005
A lead software engineer at British Aerospace (BAE) Systems, David Walend has found publicizing projects at java.net a worthwhile experience. Compared to a couple of other open-source sites he worked with before, he's found the java.net community helpful, positive, and friendly. No hostile flames here, merely constructive suggestions and comments. David attributed that to an attitude that...
on Jun 27, 2005
I'm rather sanguine about name changes, especially when it removes the dreaded "enterprise" word, but what I really want from Sun is a rational version number. The same thing can be found in releases of Solaris. Why must something be simultaneously known as Java 1.5 and Java 5. This seems like an invitation for trouble. Graham does mention the version number confusion, but mostly from a...
on Jun 27, 2005
Project IENJINIA will be at JavaOne at the Community Corner at JavaOne 's Vendor Pavilion in the Java.Net Community Corner Booth. The project leaders (who will translate this blog below into Spanish) will be talking about their project and how educators in Mexico are using it. But what is IENJINIA? What is the first thing you think about when you imagine teaching software development? Games...
on Jun 26, 2005