Archive for March, 2005

NicePlayer 0.91

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

Jay and I release NicePlayer 0.91 over the weekend. I did a lot of work on DVD playback support and the underlying plugin framework. Indeed, the plugin API has been mostly solidified (except for adding support for returning a nib for custom configuration in the plugin preferences), and there’s a even some sample code posted […]

Smalltalk on the JVM

Friday, March 4th, 2005

I ran across a piece of software called St/JVM by Mission Software that allows you to run Smalltalk code on the JVM. This is inherently exciting because not only does it bring some assemblance to the CLI (specifically, the .NET VM) — I can’t think of any inherent reason that the JVM can’t support multiple […]

BlueJ and Teaching Java

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

For those of you who haven’t heard of BlueJ, it’s a development environment designed for teaching Java. And it’s really, really shiny. This is really the first development environment I’ve seen for teaching programming that I would actually want to use as a teacher. You start off designing your your class hierarchy graphically. You can […]