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Will Iverson

Will Iverson is the CTO for Dynacron Group ( Previous roles include architect and consulting practice management. He has previously worked with Apple, Sun, BEA, and Symantec and is the author of several books on Java software development, including Real World Web Services and Mac OS X for Java Geeks.


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JavaOne Monday: JSF, 3D, and Tools

Posted by wiverson on June 28, 2004 at 8:09 PM PDT

JavaOne this year is proving to be an exciting and interesting event. Between Hibernate and EJB 3.0, there is a sense that the persistence world is moving toward a more rational, coherent model. Initial skepticism over JavaServer Faces (JSF) is waning in the face of the broad tool and component vendor support.

Still Lots To Be Done...

Posted by wiverson on March 12, 2004 at 1:19 PM PST

So, I've posted a brief list of significant things that the technology business really ought to get working on.

What ever happened to SVG?

Posted by wiverson on February 4, 2004 at 12:46 PM PST

So, I started playing around with a tool called Fujaba (a reasonable free Java/UML modeling tool). I needed something that would export UML class diagrams as vector graphics, and Fujaba seems to work fine (hint: increase the memory allocation from 128MB to something more reasonable, like 512MB).

Great Looking Swing

Posted by wiverson on January 29, 2004 at 12:25 PM PST

Take a look at the demos (WebStart-enabled) at Some very nice looking Swing apps - and you can grab the look & feel libraries for your own apps.

Looks good, and demos well.

State of Web Services 2004?

Posted by wiverson on January 21, 2004 at 1:52 PM PST

So, I'm working on some material related to web services right now, and I'm pondering what at first seemed like some straight-forward questions.

"What's going on with web services nowadays? Where do you think it's going?"

Java and TiVo - Ready To Go

Posted by wiverson on October 27, 2003 at 2:43 PM PST

The description from really says it all...

"JavaHMO implements a media server for the Home Media Option from TiVo® and adds new innovative features beyond the existing functionality provided by TiVo's implementation."

The Future of Native Interfaces

Posted by wiverson on October 9, 2003 at 11:12 AM PDT

I got a lot of questions about JNI after my Mac OS X for Java Geeks book was published. I just wrote an article for ONJava, Mac OS X JNI Revisited.

Bandwidth, Installers and Schema Updates

Posted by wiverson on September 22, 2003 at 7:06 PM PDT

I recently wrote an article, "Create Desktop Applications with Java-Based Web Technologies" for O'Reilly, and I was just pondering some of the feedback I got.

A Saga of Palm Java Development

Posted by wiverson on August 4, 2003 at 9:19 PM PDT

A little while ago I mentioned that I was looking into development of some Palm applications. I've been torn between C/C++ development and Java, and digging into the tool set available led to some interesting findings.

Annoying Data Types & Open Sourcing A Schema Update Library

Posted by wiverson on July 14, 2003 at 1:29 PM PDT

One of the things that I've been somewhat annoyed by is the sheer variety of data types floating around.