Back in the saddle

Holidays are over... Surgery recovery is (mostly) over... And work is looking like it's usual crazy self. \*way\* too much stuff going on. Among them:
  • duke.java.sun.com (the open-source site for Duke) has a bunch of new material, including versions of the Duke and Tux 3D models converted to other formats.
  • The documentation web (doc.java.sun.com) is getting more mature. Killed some nasty bugs. I added simple support for right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic. I'm at the limit of my ability to test it (I don't know either Hebrew or Arabic, so my understanding of the issues is weak). Any volunteers?
  • Congratulations to the NetBeans team! They got a Technology of the Year Award from Infoworld.
  • I'm so in love with the profiler in NetBeans.
  • I've been having fun with a funky Java game: Bang! Howdy!. Yikes!
  • I've also been having a lot of fun with JOGL. It's become pretty damn cool.
Comments:

It is good to see you back Mr.Gosling.

Posted by ahmet on January 03, 2007 at 10:40 PM PST #

Simple question: Is there (and where is it) a fairly exhaustive set of Java code snippets for many of the simple functions for beginning programmers to use and learn from, such as: finding the largest of 3 numbers array search array load sorting an array date/time arithmetic nested if constructs System.out.printf exhaustive examples JOptionPane examples using Scanner to read/parse a file etc.... Thanks

Posted by carl wayne on January 04, 2007 at 01:45 AM PST #

Good to see you back James. I noticed that Duke is licenced under BSD and not gpl, good to see that. Only its still a bad fact that Sun has choicen for gpl for Java, the bigest mistake Sun could posible make. Linux and Linux users where the big problem.

Please don't make more stupid mistakes in the future.

Posted by Evert Tigchelaar jr on January 04, 2007 at 02:52 AM PST #

@carl wayne One really good place for Java code snippets is: http://www.exampledepot.com/

Posted by HC on January 04, 2007 at 04:22 AM PST #

Hi!

Tell you what: that AJAX business can annoy when you want to copy a URL:

Notice that the URL for the documentation of javax.sound.sampled.AudioSystem (for instance) is just 'http://doc.java.sun.com/DocWeb/'.

OK, just FYI.

Ciao.
Steven Coco.

Posted by Steven Coco on January 04, 2007 at 09:08 AM PST #

James, a very cool app that uses JOGL:
www.shwup.com. If you care about Desktop
Java, you will not wanna miss this :)

Posted by .rex on January 04, 2007 at 09:39 PM PST #

Thanks for the http://www.exampledepot.com/ reference. Lots of good tuff. Much more could be there. I once saw but lost the reference to exhaustive list of printf examples and Calendar functions.

Posted by carl wayne on January 05, 2007 at 03:30 AM PST #

Hi, I am a long time SUN user and ASIC designer. I started programming using the SUN Devguide GUI builder back in 1992. I still use these programs and they work. Read the whole story in my blog: svenand.blogdrive.com (Zoo Design Platform)

Posted by Sven-Ake Andersson on January 05, 2007 at 02:40 PM PST #

@Evert Tigchelaar jr What problem with GPL ? Even Linux is release under GPL Dun say stupid thing anymore, fool.

Posted by Mm on January 05, 2007 at 03:54 PM PST #

@Mm, You can better ask what is not the problem with GPL. Yes, thats one of the reasons not to use Linux, its for people who want to do things the hard way, command line and script. Linux and Unix people stay in the past. Windows people go ahead and look to the future, looking for improvement and more userfriendly things.

Posted by Evert Tigchelaar jr on January 06, 2007 at 06:03 AM PST #

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