Wednesday, July 23, 2008

GwtAI - GWT Applet Integration

In the past couple of days I have been working on a third party library to provide cross-browser no-hassle Java Applet integration for GWT. With the upcoming Java SE 6 Update 10 (a.ka. Update N) Sun provides a totally new browser plugin. With this move they want to bring the Java Applet and Web Start technology back. With the ability to drag an Applet outside of the browser and run it in a separate thread, Applets will become kind of equal to Web Start applications. The big advantage of an Applet that Applets are capable to talk back to the website that actually started them. So Applets may experience kind of comeback in the near future.

The GwtAI project is in an early stage, anyway have a look if you like.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Jazoon 2008 roundup

So the Jazoon 2008 is over and it was great fun. After my talk on the first conference day I relaxed and was enjoying the rest of the conference. In my book the presentations given by Joshua Bloch, Principal Engineer at Google, were the conference highlights. His presentation are not only informative but also entertaining. The opening sessions and keynotes are available as videos from Parleys, check them out yourself.

Most presentations, including mine, are already available for download from the Jazoon website.