Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

Java Store and JavaFX updates from Sun News Radio

Today we unveiled the Java Store, a powerful distribution channel for developers to directly connect with the more than 800 million desktop Java technology users worldwide.

John Muhlner, Group Marketing Manager for the Java Content Deployment team, joined Sun News radio to give us the details about this exciting opportunity for developers to reach customers and drive additional revenue opportunities through the sale of innovative new content.

In other news, today we also released the latest updates of the JavaFX platform and Java Platform Standard Edition. The JavaFX platform provides a unified development and deployment model for building expressive, rich Internet applications across browsers, desktops, mobile devices and TVs.

Param Singh, Senior Director of Java Marketing, talked about JavaFX 1.2, JavaSE 6 Update 14, JavaFX TV and much more in this episode of Sun News Radio.

Thursday Mar 26, 2009

Sun News in Review: GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse

We announced the new GlassFish Tools Bundle for Eclipse at the EclipseCon conference this week. This new bundle provides Eclipse developers the same easy-to-use, out-of-the-box Java EE developer experience that NetBeans developers have already been leveraging through the GlassFish Plugin for the NetBeans IDE.

Ludovic Champenois, Principal Engineer in the GlassFish Application Server Team at Sun, joined me live from the EclipseCon conference to talk about the bundle that includes GlassFish v2, GlassFish v3 Prelude, Eclipse 3.4 Web Tools Platform, GlassFish Eclipse Plugin and Java SE 6.
Listen to the short segment below for the details and download your copy today.

Monday Mar 23, 2009

Know JavaFX? Get $25,000!

JavaFX Coding Challenge
We just announced a new contest...

Develop an innovative rich media application using JavaFX 1.1 and NetBeans 6.5.

And you can win up to $25,000!!!

If you are a student, the deal gets even better...

In addition to the top prizes, there are three prizes @ $1,500 each for the top three student submissions.

Get going, the contest has already started and submission closes on May 29th.

Check out all the details at JavaFX Coding Challenge.

Have the thinking buds stir up, crank the code, submit the application and get great prizes and recognition.

Happy coding!

Good luck to all of you!!!

Wednesday Mar 04, 2009

Tips and Tricks from JavaFX Developers

1. Don't let Java ruin your JavaFX -- Per Lundholm's blog, 2/28
Per Lundholm is developing Planning Poker game using JavaFX and a problem shows up in the chat section implementation. He needs to provide a JavaFX class that receives callbacks from Java and shows his solution in this post.
2. Have fun learning JavaFX! -- Santiago Pericas-Geertsen's Blog, 2/27
To learn JavaFX, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen creates a simple Space Invader-like video game and shares his JavaFX source code.

3. Calling JavaFX from Java -- Java and more..., 2/27
Peter Karich shows a solution to embed JavaFX components in Swing.

4. Playing Media with Java Media Components -- informIT, 2/27
Java Media Components (JMC) project has the goal of providing basic media playback support for JavaFX applications. In this introduction, Jeff Friesen drills down into JMC to create experimental media players.

5a. JavaFX - Hello World -- Sudheer Dhurjati's Blog, 2/24
5b. Sun's new scripting language - JavaFX
Oracle's Sudheer Dhurjati experiments with JavaFX.

6. JavaFX Regular Expression Tester -- Alexyz's Techblog, 2/25
The blogger shows how to develop a simple JavaFX application that has two text input field -- one for the regular expression and one for the text to match.

7. JavaFX asynchronous chat client -- Johan's blog, 2/19
While creating a JavaFX chat client, Johan encountered a few challenges. In this post, he goes over the solutions, specifically how to get asynchronous communication and callback working in JavaFX.

8. Visualizing Sub Prime Losses with JavaFX -- Chui's counterpoint, 2/18
Chui Tey goes over code snippets to analyze the rectangle visualzation program (depicting various bank's sub-prime losses) he developed using JavaFX.

9. Syntax Matters: JavaFX Script -- Jack of All Tirades, 2/16
John goes at length highlighting various aspects of JavaFX Script syntax including the declarative contructors, differences with JavaScript and closures.

10. Migrating to the JavaFX 1.1 Release -- Steve on Java, 2/14
In a must-read for JavaFX early adopters, Stephen Chin details the subtle changes in the compiler with recommended workarounds. The post complements the official Sun release notes well.

11. Turn A Swing App Into JavaFX In Five Lines Of Code -- Simon's Blog, 2/14
Simon Brocklehurst shows how easy it is to get started on JavaFX and integrate it with Swing.

Thursday Nov 01, 2007

Great NetBeans review in Java Developers' Journal today

In NetBeans reviews this week, Java Developer Journal posted a very positive review of NetBeans 6.0. The author, Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein takes a good look at the new release and highlights key new features, improved architecture and better code completion. Osvaldo first points out that NetBeans' overall functionality has been great with the platform's complete coverage of Java platforms from ME to EE, its support of effective GUI building and its open architecture. He breaks up his review into different categories and gives his take on the improvements that now make NetBeans 6.0 "worthy of the bump in the major version number." Osvaldo maintained a very positive tone while pointing out that the platform's previous weaknesses in the code editor and refactoring have been shored up with the latest version. He finishes the review by stating that "developers upgrading to NetBeans 6.0 will not only have extensive support for all kinds of Java development but also a best-of-breed features set in every important functionality area."

Some Additional blog reviews are below.

1. Porting the NetBeans AspectJ Plugin to 6.0 -- Ramon.Ramos, 10/31
Developer Ramon Ramos explains his experience while adapting the AspectJ NetBeans plugin to run with NetBeans 6.0. In particular, he shares how he "managed to embed the global view and the file view like they appear in AJBrowser in NetBeans and use the file view as sort of navigator that becomes updated when you switch files in the editor."

2. What's the Status of a Spring IDE for NetBeans? -- Ramon.Ramos, 10/30
In this blog, Ramon discusses the Spring NetBeans Module. He explains that the module is referenced when users ask for support of Spring on NetBeans, and states that he is looking forward to further development of it and a possible merge of the two spring supporting modules.

3. Must Have NetBeans 6.0 (b2) Plug-ins -- Adam Bien's Weblog, 10/26
In this blog, Adam gives a brief tutorial on the easiest way to install a plug-in and highlights his favorite one. On his list are the UML plug-in, Java FX Script support, Restful services support, the JMeter kit, JMX integration, the Eclipse/JBuilder Importer, and SQE. He explains the benefits of each.

4. NetBeans Platform Class Loader Trick -- Inspiration and Expression, 10/26
Tonny Kohar offers his workaround for the limitation in NetBeans of loading resources from one module into another. His solution is to use the other module's ClassLoader to resolve the resources, and then walks through how to go about implementing the solution.




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