This is what James Gossling posted on his blog yesterday… Like so many commenters, I also spent the majority of my professional career with Sun technologies, mostly Java. Whatever happens next, it’s a new era that begins. Fortunately, the company with a big G has embraced Java, and that is probably where the future lies,
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While exploring the code samples that come with Palm’s SDK for webOS (named Mojo), I was pleasantly surprised to see that one of the samples (MojoMsgSample) uses GWT and the Google App Engine for the “cloud” part of the sample! It’s a basic publish/subscribe app, but still it’s nice to find oneself in known territory…
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The Google Collections Library 1.0 is a set of new collection types, implementations and related goodness for Java 5 and higher, brought to you by Google. It is a natural extension of the Java Collections Framework. We have finally (Dec 30, 2009) released version 1.0-final! The API is now frozen: there will be no more
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Are you tired of writing (x != null) ? x.getThis() : null Would you rather write something like x?.getThis() If so, support the Elvis proposal for Java ! Interesting alternative notations can be found here.
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Right the same day I posted an blog entry about my dilemma between Android and Palm Pre for my next phone, I got the latest LUXGSM folder in my mailbox, which features the Palm Pre (“Palm’s very expected tactile phone” according to the folder). So I decided that Android would have to wait, and I
Continue reading And the winner is.. Palm Pre!
I’ve been pondering a replacement for my (still reliable but aging) Treo 680. Since I have decided not to get an iPhone as long as the App Store has such insane policies, I’ve narrowed my search down to: Palm Pre An Android device The Pre has a groundbreaking OS called webOS which is almost entirely
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I believe this proposal, although incomplete, to be much more acceptable to the current Java community than existing BGGA or FCM. Most proposals state that it’s not the syntax that matters, it’s the semantics. While this is undoubtedly true, syntax is the first thing a programmer will see and judge the feature by. If the
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Finally, as anticipated Google set the “release” tag on GWT 2.0 and announced it at its Campfire One event yesterday. In addition to the well-known major new features (development mode, Code splitting, UiBinder, ResourceBundle), Google comes with a new tool named Speedtracer to measure the performance of Ajax applications inside the browser. SpeedTracer is only available for Chrome
Continue reading It’s official: GWT 2.0.0 (with SpeedTracer)
The release is coming closer… Christmas gift anyone? GWT 2.0 RC2 is available from this link. The Google plugin for Eclipse has been updated as well to 1.2 RC2 Caution Windows users who installed the IE plugin, you’ll have to uninstall it and install a new version (details there).