Java and OS X

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Taft, Apr 1, 2002.

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    Taft

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    As many of you probably heard, the JavaOne conference has been going on for the last few days. Sun highlighted OS X in an article on their web site about Java on OS X and Apple's commitment to Java.

    The article is a pretty glowing report of OS X and Java support. I especially liked this quote concerning the Apple "Java Compatibility Tent":

    "I was walking around the halls," said Goldstein, "and I came upon a company called Trifork. I asked them if they were on the Macintosh, and they said no. So I said, 'Why don't you come over to the booth and bring the code, and we'll do it?' And 30 minutes later, they were up and running and capable of demoing a J2EETM application server on the Macintosh platform!"


    Pretty cool.

    Here's the whole article.

    http://java.sun.com/features/2002/03/mac.osx.html

    Matthew
     
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    Taft

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    There's also this...

    http://www.osopinion.com/perl/story/17043.html

    A story about Java Web Start, which is included with OS X. When I first discovered it was included, I nearly died--we use it extensively at work and I was able to load all of my Java apps from work on my machine. Cool!!

    It also highlights the fact that Apple embraces Java as M$ is bailing in favor of .Net. .Net......Bleh!

    Matthew
     
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    Taft

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    And finally...

    For those of you developing in Java:

    Project Builder is great for Obj-C and Cocoa-ified Java programs, it lacks for pure Java development. It really isn't the most full-featured IDE out there.

    We have recently come upon this IDE at work, and it blew us all away. Its called IDEA from IntelliJ. Get a free evaluation version from here:

    http://www.intellij.com

    Its amazing! It also runs natively on Win, Unix, and OS X!! And is cheap when compared to environments like JBuilder. No interface builder though...I'd guess its coming in future releases.

    Matthew
     

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