KitchenSink - the why and the what
By KitchenSink on Jun 25, 2004
Project Alameda is not a product, it's an idea. We are showing it at JavaOne to get feedback about the direction it should take. Should it be a full featured consumer tool? Should we align it with JDS and have it feature a Java application catalog? Should we provide it as an SDK? We've put together four channels as a talking point.
There's a lot of interesting activity in this "rich clients that aggregate/parse the web" space. Mac enthusiasts know about Watson. For those of you that are corporate marketing news junkies, check out Rocket Desktop. A fellow Sun blogger, richb is looking for a RSS aggregator. There is definitely a need here, the browser doesn't always cut it and it's hard to find things on the web. Although if you are just looking for a RSS aggregator there are some browser based solutions (extension to Firefox).
Above is a sneak preview of one of the channels. It uses the Amazon APIs to present the Amazon products in a hierachy that you can browse, check out the prices and the reviews.
Come by the Swing and Java 2D pods to check it out and let us know what you think.
BTW, sorry for the change in looks again, sotto took up too much real estate