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on January 23, 2008 at 9:01 AM PST
Mobile & Embedded Developer Days begins... also:
Java Today: Yahoo! Weather Plugin for ROME, Thread Dump Analyzer, and using JAX-WS with Maven
Weblogs: GlassFish Day India, untrustworthy tools, and JPADAO and named queries
Forum Posts: jaxws-json using REST, JavaFX Script tutorials, and why lawyers want to keep BD-J locked down
Mobile & Embedded Developer Days begins
I'm blogging from the auditorium on Sun's Santa Clara campus, where the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days is just getting started with a "Welcome, Update, and Roadmap" session from Roger Brinkley and Terrence Barr.
I could try to give you a sense of it, but since I'm tired from getting in at 2AM (how the heck does SFO "sell out" of rental cars), and since a picture is worth a thousand words and a video even moreso. The conference is being broadcast in the form of a web-embedded video , and by going to the UStream Sun page , you can see what's going on right now, live. Sessions are being held on two floors of the auditorium, and both are available on the feed.
James Gosling's keynote is coming up in 10 minutes (9AM PST), followed by sessions on Bluetooth, SunSPOTs, dev tools, JXTA ME and more. If you're not here, tune in and see what's going on. While I've typed this blog, three projects just got open-sourced, including Project Squawk . Things are hopping!
In Java Today ,
Robert Cooper has released the initial 0.1 version of the Yahoo! Weather Plug In , allowing ROME -based code to make use of the Yahoo! Weather Service . A brief code sample shows that adding weather information to your feed only takes a few lines, and full JavaDocs are available.
The Thread Dump Analyzer (TDA) project offers "a small utility helping with offline analysis of production environments like application servers." Version 1.6, released earlier this week, offers a number of new features, including a new filter rule for "stack line count greater as", clipboard operation in logfile view, enhanced monitor view, "expand all nodes" and "sort by thread count" added to popup, drag-and-drop support for opening files, and more.
The SDN's latest Enterprise Java Tech Tip offers help for Using JAX-WS with Maven . "JAX-WS provides two tools for web
wsgen. The JAX-WS Maven
plugin provides Maven adapters for these tools. The plugin
offers the tools' functionality as two goals
jaxws:wsgen. A goal is roughly the Maven equivalent of an
task. For each of the two goals, the plugin accepts all the
configuration options that can be passed to corresponding CLI or
In today's Weblogs , ArunÂ Gupta says Hold the Date - Feb 29, 2008, GlassFish Day is coming to India .
"What is GlassFish and Why GlassFish ? How community is an important aspect ? How is it different and better than other alternatives ? If you would like any (or more) of these questions answered, then the upcoming GlassFish Day in Hyderabad, India will provide answers to all of them."
A warning from ScottÂ Oaks:
Don't (necessarily) trust your tools . In it, he writes, "jmeter leads us down a blind alley -- should we have known better?"
Finally, GediminasÂ Siutilas advises
Don't mess your JPADAO with named queries stuff.
"Do you have a method per named query in you JPADAO? Are you happy with this?"
In today's Forums ,
jdoklovic has a quesetion about
jaxws-json using REST?
billshepp continues the discussion about access to Blu-Ray Disc Java in
Re: [BD-J-DEV] Re: Official Spec Logos..
"I don't disagree, but there is a different mindset at work in many specification organizations which includes lots of lawyers concerned with liability (what if a security hole was found in a player which some third-party content exploited), indemnity, etc. We're making progress but it's a "two steps forward one step back" sort of process. For what it's worth, we have the same dynamic at work in the related OCAP/tru2way marketplace, but we're also making progress there as well (big news coming tomorrow)."
Would-be JavaFX Script developer
elwis wants to find
"Are there any good tutorials out there? I've stepped through the ones for swing programmers and I found the 2D demo app pointless. I would like to get a good idea of what kind of app I could develop with JavaFX I guess.. to get a feel for it. usually I get that when i step through real world applications. Guess I'll develop a useless phonebook again."
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