Top 10 JavaOne 2008 Rich Client things
By dannycoward on May 16, 2008
Here's my top 10 list from Java on the client at JavaOne this year. Enjoy x 10 !
is it ?
JavaFX SDK is (almost) here !
were quite a few) and a cool new
website are all good, but signing up
for the SDK to get it next month or so is going to be
awesome. Its built with Java,
built on Java. Its built in Java.
JavaFX can run parleys.com. Did I mention its fast ?
|JDK 6 is everywhere||
JDK bundled with Linux, JDK 6 for Mac
stage, I mentioned that the JDK,
from the OpenJDK JDK6 project, is
bundled with the latest
release of the Ubuntu distro. Since then, its started shipping
inside Red Hat's Fedora 9, and Red Hat's Enterprise Lunix
too. Who's next ?
And, have you tried the JDK 6 release for OS-X yet ?
||Get the latest beta of JRE 6u10, its quick, quick, quick.||Quick
quick to install,
quick to start
Applets that you can pull out of the web page. Applets that can live beyond the browser and drop onto the desktop. Applets that developers can write in Java or designers can write in JavaFX Script. See and believe that applets are back.
||Get the release candidate of THE single cockpit for watching, diagnosing and tuning Java applications.||If
you thought JConsole
was cool, you need to check
VisualVM out. It integrates all the management
and profiling tools for
Sun's JDK into a graphical environment. See
it for yourself.
Media and JavaFX
screen video, cross device
one rich media format you can
all the devices you own. Because it'll be built into
views of new tooling.
had the NetBeans support for
year for JavaFX Script - and Eclipse
support for that matter - but we previewed a new tool called JavaFX
Distiller (see here:
jump to minute 14). If you've ever written a GUI, and needed a
little artistic help from a visual designer, this is one you need
to know about.
applications easier on today's Java ME devices.
is a new open source community
in early access to add some portable
fit and finish to your MIDP 2.0 applications. Shrinking some of the familar
core pieces of the Swing framework, all you need is the NetBean
Mobility pack to get started with
SE 7 sightings
||Modularity, OSGi and turbo charging multiple languages||I
talked with Bob about some of the pieces we'd like to
include in Java SE 7 that are progressing well. Here
also are my session slides with more detail. In particular, the Java
Module System, and its support for OSGi
in JDK 7 (which is gaining some
encouraging support) and the DaVinci project for accelerating
multiple language support which has started producing
Java and Neil Young
as foundation for HD
January, BluRay emerged as the winner of the biggest
format war for a
generation. So just in case you didn't know BD-J, the programming
model for interactive BluRay content (so its on all the BluRay
players), is based on Java
Basis Profile, to be precise), and Neil Young announced he's
releasing his full catalog on BluRay, using BD-J to provide all the
||Latest high performance release
tuned for the racetrack and breaking