News: Web Start JavaOne Conference Planner
With JavaOne around the corner, scheduling can be an issue for attendees. Javalobby, via DeveloperZone, has built a JavaOne planner, launchable with WebStart, that allows you to make your own schedule and save it online or export it as HTML or iCal.
- Posted by: Joseph Ottinger
- Posted on: May 11 2006 09:55 EDT
This is a rich client application written with Swing, communicating with a server via Hessian. It's a good example of a rich internet application without AJAX or many other technologies people now consider to be "must-haves," leveraging a calendar component (MigCalendar) from Mikael Grev.
If you're interested in how the application works, check out their technical session at JavaOne, TS-1375, Web 2.0: Next-Generation Communities With Rich Java Technology-Based Applications. (You can schedule your attendance of this session with this planner, so the circle can be complete.)
It's a very interesting app, technologically speaking as well as from a user's standpoint. What do you think?
- Update: Submit additional events (parties, get togethers, etc.) by Rick Ross on May 11 2006 10:33 EDT
- Update: Submit additional events (parties, get togethers, etc.) by joost de vries on May 12 2006 04:34 EDT
- Why does it have to be trusted by Rauf Issa on May 12 2006 22:17 EDT
Thanks to our friends at TSS for helping us get the word out about the JavaOne Conference Planner. We hope people will enjoy it.
We have just added a way to support user-submitted events for addition to the conference calendar. We think this could be a useful way for people to share information about parties, vendor events, informal gatherings and other events that are not part of the "official" show schedule.
Just visit this link to add items:
We'll review and post them on a regular basis, and we'll add a category for user-submitted events. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to find and enjoy the unofficial gatherings that are part of what makes JavaOne really fun.
Nice example of RIA. Reminds me of how fed up I am with browser based applications.
It really still bothers me that folks are still writing these application such that they have to be trusted. If people want wide addoption of these webstart apps they should not require any security prompting to the user. They need to be truely thin!! The app looks cool but why do I have to trust it?
I like what jThinRich did instead. It is an open source framwork based on webstart and also uses hessian for http communication with server. However, it does not require the user to "trust" the server. you can use it to build apps just as the one shown in the javaone planner. One nice thing about jThinRich is that it gives you control over deployment and hot patching of the application and server code. And you can deploy multiple "application" from withing the same application server.
Here is a simple online demo:
For more on the jthinrich go here: