Posted by editor
on November 20, 2007 at 8:32 AM PST
Open-source and education... also:
Feature Article: Chatting About Curriki
Featured Podcast: JTVOS (TV set top box) at Cineca Research
Java Today: Tor Norbye demos NetBeans Ruby unit testing, EoD SQL 1.0, and eWeek on Mobile & Embedded Community
Weblogs: Jetty 6.1.6 and Grizzly 1.6.1, building NetBeans RCP apps, and Caravana Tecnológica GUJava/SC
Forum Posts: Sizing SwingX widgets with JGoodies, a Painter with flare, and SwingX rebuilt and updated.
Open-source and education
A spin-off of the Global Education and Learning Community is highlighted on the front page today, and we hope you'll have a chance to check it out. Curriki.org is building an Open Source Curriculum (OSC) of free educational materials for grades K-12.
In our Feature Article , Chatting About Curriki , java.net program manager Gary Thompson interviews Curriki executive director Dr. Barbara "Bobbi" Kurshan and chief technology officer Joshua Marks.
Our latest Java Mobility Podcast is
Java Mobile Podcast 27: JTVOS (TV set top box) at Cineca Research .
"Lorenzo Pallara is a researcher with Cineca, an Italian consortium of 31 universities, 2 Scientific Research agencies, and the Ministry of University and Research. The JTVOS project is a open sourced Java based end to end interactive TV broadcasting platform based on phoneME advanced."
In Java Today ,
Tor Norbye demonstrates writing and running unit tests using the NetBeans Ruby Support in a brief screencast on NetBeans.tv . In it, he shows off how NetBeans offers a wizard for Ruby unit test creation, points out the handy key binding to hop between a class and its test, shows how the summary of test results is presented to the user, and points out conveniences that will make Ruby developers feel at home, such as the TextMate-like "Dark Pastels" color theme in NetBeans 6.
The EoD SQL project has just announced its 1.0 release. EoD SQL describes itself as "a lightweight object-relational bridge for Java. It's based on the EoD API (@Select, @Update) from Java 6 beta, which was dropped from the final release. EoD SQL is fast, memory efficient, and easy to use. Most importantly, EoD SQL is built to conform to the way you code, rather than force you into a new way of doing things."
Terrence Barr, technical evangelist for the Java Mobile & Embedded Community at Sun Microsystems, sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft to discuss Sun's community efforts in the mobile and embedded space, in the interview Sun Shines on Mobile and Embedded Community . In it, he discusses the growth of the community, key projects, community stars , the evolution of Java ME and SE, and the upcoming Mobile and Embedded Developer Days conference.
In today's Weblogs , Jean-Francois