by Frank Sommers, April 26, 2007, 9 comments 9 comments
Adobe announced that it would release the Flex 3 SDK under the Mozilla license. ActionScript 3 is an object-oriented, functional language used to create Flex applications. In an interview with Artima, Adobe Flex evangelist James Ward introduces the key ActionScript 3 language features from the vantage point of Java developers.
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by Frank Sommers, April 4, 2007, 2 comments 2 comments
For most developers, the Java compiler is an unobtrusive command-line tool to invoke when you want to turn Java source code into class files. The Java Compiler API, JSR 199, opens up the Java compiler to programmatic interaction as well. Artima spoke with spec lead Peter von der Ahé about what programmatic compiler access means for developers.
by Bill Venners with Frank Sommers, March 1, 2007, 7 comments 7 comments
Continuations have been incorporated into several Web application frameworks, including RIFE and WebWork. In this interview with Artima, RIFE project founder Geert Bevin discusses how continuations can simplify complex workflows, and how they are implemented in RIFE.
by Paul S. R. Chisholm, February 26, 2007, 12 comments 12 comments
"Pure virtual function called" is the dying message of the occasional crashed C++ program. What does it mean? This article covers all of the possible explanations.
by Frank Sommers, February 26, 2007, 3 comments 3 comments
Among the most significant new JDK 6 features are improvements to Swing and related client-side Java APIs. In this interview with Artima, Sun Java Client Group architect Chet Haase discusses how performance gains, new APIs, and closer integration with the native desktop help developers write more appealing and better performing Swing applications.
by Bill Venners, December 28, 2006, 11 comments 11 comments
In this interview, Elliotte Rusty Harold discusses the true meaning of PUT and DELETE.
by Frank Sommers, December 21, 2006, 8 comments 8 comments
The Google Web Toolkit (GWT) allows developers to write browser-based Web applications in Java, and then translate that Java code into browser-specific JavaScript. In this interview with Artima, Scott Blum, the Google software engineer behind GWT's Java-to-JavaScript compiler, talks about the challenges of turning Java code into JavaScript.
by Bill Venners, December 20, 2006, 19 comments 19 comments
In this interview, Neal Gafter talks with Bill Venners about the proposal for adding closures to the Java programming language.
by Bill Venners, December 19, 2006, Submit comment Submit comment
This article contains a collection of short audio recordings made at JavaPolis on Friday, December 15, 2006. Each recording captures one person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about
by Bill Venners, December 18, 2006, Submit comment Submit comment
This article contains a collection of short audio recordings made at JavaPolis on Thursday, December 14, 2006. Each recording captures one person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about
by Bill Venners, December 14, 2006, Submit comment Submit comment
This article contains a collection of short, punchy audio recordings made at JavaPolis on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. Each recording captures one person's notion of an idea that is important for developers to think about.
by Frank Sommers, December 11, 2006, 15 comments 15 comments
Java SE 6 is no longer only about the Java language. Danny Coward, Sun's Java SE lead, thinks that adding scripting support was just the first step in turning the JVM into the best possible execution platform for any dynamic language. Artima spoke with Coward about his new JSR 292, Supporting Dynamically Typed Languages on the Java Platform.
by Frank Sommers, December 4, 2006, 5 comments 5 comments
Terracotta's decision to open-source its clustering technology was in part driven by a new-found love between it and major open-source enterprise application tools and frameworks, such as Tomcat and Spring. Artima spoke with Spring project founder Rod Johnson and Terracotta co-founder Ari Zilka about using Terracotta to cluster Spring applications.
by Frank Sommers, October 25, 2006, 14 comments 14 comments
The Swing Application Framework (JSR 296) aims to do for client-side Java applications what Web frameworks have done for server-side code: Abstract out common application patterns with the goal of making development easier and less error-prone. In this interview with Artima, Swing project lead Hans Muller talks about this new JSR.
by Eric Niebler, October 17, 2006, 67 comments 67 comments
The C++ standardization committee is hard at work standardizing threads for the next version of C++. Some members recently met to discuss the issues, and The C++ Source was there. Read on to learn what the world’s leading experts on concurrency are planning for C++0x.
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