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Will Iverson

Will Iverson is the CTO for Dynacron Group (http://www.dynacrongroup.com/). 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.
 

Articles

Ant is the default for many web application developers, but Will Iverson makes the case that using Maven 2 can save you a lot of time and hassle through its approach of sensible defaults. In this article, he introduces core Maven 2 concepts and then shows you how easy it is to develop a web app...
Project Looking Glass, highlighted in Scott McNealy's JavaOne keynote, is a 3D desktop environment that uses Java and hardware graphics acceleration to deliver a new kind of user experience. And now, it's open source. Will Iverson interviewed lead developer Hideya Kawahara to learn more about the...
Do you have items like footers or navigation bars that you'd like to repeat on every page of your site? Do you want to add them easily? Then maybe, says Will Iverson, the "decorator"-based SiteMesh is for you.

Weblogs

Over the last few years, I've been watching the various cloud computing initiatives with great interest - at the most basic level, I love the idea of being able to abstract the hardware purchase...

BeanView is library for automatically generating user interface forms directly from JavaBeans, with built-in support for validation and complex data models. For more information about BeanView,...

I've been working on an open source framework for some time now, which I have now released as BeanView 1.0. It can be downloaded from:
http://www.beanview....

I remember when I first started doing Java development, and the first time I saw a servlet in action - I thought it was awfully cool that the HTTP protocols were so seamlessly wrapped up. Wow....

Monday


First, a couple of quick hits - EJB 3.0 support seems to clocking along - TopLink will support EJB 3.0 (...

Today was day zero of the show - tutorials and NetBeans Day. In keeping with my ongoing interest in IDEs, I went to NetBeans Day.

There was a good deal of overview and introductions, but...

Tomorrow marks the start of the tenth JavaOne.

I'd like to preface this entry with a brief comment: do NOT schedule your out-of-state move the same week as JavaOne. More on that in a moment.

I managed to hit (and tremendously enjoy) the...

More fun today with JSF, including some discussion of integration with the new POJO persistence systems, and some musings on web services.

JSF & JDO

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...

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

So, I started playing around with a tool called Fujaba (a reasonable free Java/UML modeling tool). I needed something that would export UML...

Take a look at the demos (WebStart-enabled) at jgoodies.com. Some very nice looking Swing apps - and you can grab the...

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...

The description from http://javahmo.sourceforge.net/ really says it all...

"JavaHMO implements a media server for the Home...

I got a lot of questions about JNI after my Mac OS X for Java Geeks book was published. I just...

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...

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

Still looking into Hibernate, expanding a bit into Middlegen.

I've found that one of my favorite places is the exhibitor floor. I've found that a lot of the information in sessions I'm able to find online or in books, but when it comes to rapidly...

JavaOne always means two things for me - first, make a list of stuff to check out as soon as the conference is over, and second, buying a lot of books at the bookstore at the end of the show as...

So, tomorrow is the unofficial first day of JavaOne. Having been to every single JavaOne since it started (and NetscapeOne a year prior), it's become something of a ritual to spend a week in...