Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Smash Mouth @ Java One 2008

Here is a video of Smash Mouth at JavaOne 2008. Be sure and check out 1:15 into the video. I am in the frame, guess which one I am. Thanks to Arun for posting the video.

Monday, May 12, 2008

JavaOne 2008 Session I attended

TS-4817 The Java™ Platform Portlet Specification 2.0 (JSR 286) An excellent session on the features and uses cases for the new portlet spec. Well worth a look. TS-6623 More Effective Java The slides highlight some of the new topics covered in the best selling book at JavaOne. No Java developer should be without it. Get yours today! TS-6169 Spring Framework 2.5: New and Notable What is new and why we care. A must see for anyone using Springframework. Note: JDK 1.3 support is being dropped. TS-6589 Defective Java™ Code: Turning WTF Code into a Learning Experience Another excellent session after the vein of the famous "Java Puzzlers", which was missing from this year's lineup. TS-5250 Asynchronous Ajax for Revolutionary Web Applications Focused on Reverse Ajax or Comet with samples on many platforms including Glassfish, Weblogic, Tomcat, Grizzly. TS-6389 Growing Open-Source Developer Communities The presentation gives a few common sense ideas, nothing really earth shattering. TS-5509 Java™ Persistence API 2.0 An overview of the upcoming features of the new JPA. Worth a look. TS-5859 Unit-Testing Database Operations with DBUnit A great look at a data base unit test tool. If your project uses a database, this presentation will be worth a look. Good for those of us already using DBUnit. BOF-4798 Parleys.com: An Adobe Flex/AIR and JavaFX™ Case Study A look at a website being developed in DHTML, GWT, Flax/Air and JavaFX. The presentation included a great overview of the 4 environments with a pros/cons comparison. A similar discussion can be found at an interview with Stephan Janssen. TS-6590 Using FindBugs in Anger If you have 100,00+ lines of code and 2 hours, this presentation will help you make the best use of your time. Helps sort out the different warning levels and where to get the best return on your investment of time. TS-7669 Continuous Regression Testing for Java™ EE Apps: Change Code Without Fear Some older information and somewhat disappointing. Many of the techniques we currently use were not discussed. TS-5165 Programming with Functional Objects in Scala A quick into to Scala which has some nice features. TS-6611 Filthy-Rich Clients: Filthier, Richer, Clientier A gee-whiz demo some effects in Swing. Take a look for some good ideas if you are into Swing.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Embedding Apache Pluto

This areticle may prove interesting to getting portletUnit packaged with maven. Embedding Apache Pluto: "Apache Pluto, the reference implementation of the Java Portlet Specification, implements a portlet container that can be embedded easily within a portal or Web application. This article provides a comprehensive tutorial that explains how to embed the Pluto Portlet Container (version 1.1) into a Web application. It investigates the basic architecture of Portal Systems, provides an overview of Pluto's public API, and discusses two different integration techniques."

Monday, May 5, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Occasional Java Coder: Spring 2.0 form tags

This page has a really nice example of HTML date input using Springframework form tags. Occasional Java Coder: Spring 2.0 form tags: "I like the Spring's form tags. It just does what it what I wanted. Registered a custom date editor in the controller and used Spring's select tag for the date selection instead of input to a text box."

Code Beach: Get the Names of the Months in Java

I did not even know about the DateFormatSymbols class. Code Beach: Get the Names of the Months in Java: "This tutorial shows how to get the month names for the current locale or for a specific locale. Java provides an easy mechanism for getting localized month names. To get the month names, you will use the DateFormatSymbols in the java.text package. By default, the constructor will create a DateFormatSymbols object based on the current locale. DateFormatSymbols symbols = new DateFormatSymbols();"