Java News from Monday, June 5, 2006

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 6, I'll be joining the Philadelphia Java User's Group in Malvern, PA, at the Unisys East Coast Development Center, 2476 Swedesford Rd, Paoli PA. to talk about RSS, Atom, APP, and All That. The meeting is free and open to the public, but you need to RSVP to Dave Fecak if you would like to attend.

Next week on Tuesday June 13, I'll be deliveing essentially the same talk to the monthly meeting of the Amateur Computer Group of New Jersey (ACGNJ) JUG in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. Again the meeting is free and open to the public.

Poul Henriksen and Michael Kölling have released the Greenfoot 1.0 IDE, a BlueJ derivative "specifically targeted at high school level, or intro university level, before using BlueJ."

Eduardo Pereda has released Java2Excel 1.3.1, a simple Java library that creates Excel files from Java collections. This release fixes bugs and is built with Maven 2. Java2Excel is published under the Apache 2.0 license.

Achim Westermann has released JChart2D 2.0, a thread-safe, libré (LGPL) Swing widget for drawing x-y plots. new features in this release include viewports, run-time configuration by popup menus for traces and charts, and flexible rendering of traces by discs, polylines, and filled polygons. Version 2.0 adds several user interface controls including coordinate tooltips for the chart, selectable logarithmic scaling for each axis, and an improved popup menu.