Year: 2007

Betting on JavaFX Is a Bad Bet Indeed

In the last few months, Adobe, Sun, and Microsoft have all had major announcements around their platforms for developing rich Internet applications (RIA).  Adobe, the current market leader in the RIA space with their combination of Flash and Flex, has recently been promoting the Air product that will allow Flex applications to hook into the… Read more Betting on JavaFX Is a Bad Bet Indeed

Java Native Access (JNA): What JNI should have been

Just saw the release of the Java Native Access (JNA) library that allows easier access to native shared access.  Instead of annoying JNI adapter code to integrate the libraries, you can now just define an interface and use the JNA classes to manage the translation between the Java and the native code.  It’s easy to use… Read more Java Native Access (JNA): What JNI should have been

Java Kernel In Java 1.6 Update 4. When Can I Try It?

A recent blog post let’s the world know that the Java Kernel will be a part of JDK 6 Update 4.  There is not a lot of information around what this means outside of Ethan Nicholas’s blog entry in May and some of his earlier posts describing the intent project and the official announcement about the project.  Seems like… Read more Java Kernel In Java 1.6 Update 4. When Can I Try It?

Debugging JavaScript Executing in Java with HtmlUnit

For the past few days, I have been doing a little work with embedded JavaScript within the HtmlUnit project.  HtmlUnit is a really cool project that is a headless web browser written in Java that is really useful if you are trying to do automated testing or web scraping and want to simulate how a real… Read more Debugging JavaScript Executing in Java with HtmlUnit