Posted by editor
on March 24, 2008 at 6:37 AM PDT
Community Corner mini-talk sign-ups filling up... also:
Java Today: jMaki 1.1 developer release, JavaTools newsletter #163, and Asynchronous HTTP and Comet architectures
Weblogs: Beans Binding, jMaki at Ajax World East, and jMaki at EclipseCon
Forum Posts: Wonderland and ME, text rendering in JDK6u10, and Java SE for Windows Mobile?
Community Corner mini-talk sign-ups filling up
Last week, we put the java.net Community Corner at JavaOne on the front page as the Spotlight item, and in a short time, the mini-talks schedule has nearly filled up. Is it the front page visibility, or the fact that the JavaPosse mentioned it in their latest episode .
At any rate, the practical upshot is that there aren't all that many spots left, although some of the posted sessions may be removed soon if they don't post and link to an abstract. That was a hint, people: follow the instructions for attaching an abstract to your sign-up, or you will be removed. And in the next few days, you should start seeing more of the talks being approved and confirmed by the community leaders.
Assuming that the proposed talks all post abstracts and get approved, we have a pretty remarkable collection of topics so far: Greenfoot, Bluetooth, Groovy, Wonderland, JUGs, SunSPOTs, TrackBots, and more. Looks like a really good series, so plan on stopping by the booth or picking up the podcast feed.
In Java Today ,
the jMaki project has posted a 1.1 developer release for download . New features include performance and security improvements, the initial release of jMaki Webtop , updating to work with the Yahoo UI 2.5 toolkit, support for Dojo Dijit 1.0.2 widgets, improved documentation, new widgets (breadcrumb, tag cloud, carousel), and more. More details are available in the release notes and Carla Mott's blog .
The latest edition, issue 163 , of the JavaTools Community Newsletter is out, with tool-related news from around the web, a graduation (search-tools ), and a Tool Tip about a new version of the NetBeans Newsletter in Portugese .
Comet has popularized asynchronous non-blocking HTTP programming, making it practically indistinguishable from reverse Ajax, also known as server push. In the JavaWorld article Asynchronous HTTP and Comet architectures , Gregor Roth takes a wider view of asynchronous HTTP, explaining its role in developing high-performance HTTP proxies and non-blocking HTTP clients, as well as the long-lived HTTP connections associated with Comet. He also discusses some of the challenges inherent in the current Java Servlet API 2.5 and describes the respective workarounds deployed by two popular servlet containers, Jetty and Tomcat.
Today's Weblogs begin with John