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Bluetooth and GPS: Part 1 - Reading Wireless Serial Port Data August 21, 2008
Bluetooth and GPS: Part 1 - Reading Wireless Serial Port Data
In the first of this multi-part series, Bruce Hopkins describes how to construct a low-cost solution that allows you to install, debug, and test your JSR-82 applications on your computer, and how to read data from a Bluetooth-enabled GPS device.
Exchanging Data with XML and JAXB, Part 1 August 19, 2008
Exchanging Data with XML and JAXB, Part 1
In this tip, you'll learn how to use the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) in Java SE 6 to exchange XML data between systems without having to delve into the specifics of XML processing.
August 14, 2008
Tech Tip: Combining Groovy, Grails, MySQL, and the Java Persistence API
Read this tip and learn how to create a web application that uses the Groovy language, the Grails framework, the MySQL database, the Java Persistence API, and the GlassFish application server.

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NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta introduces several new features, including a robust IDE for PHP, JavaScript debugging for Firefox and IE, and support for Groovy and Grails. This release also includes a number of enhancements for Java, Ruby and Rails, and C/C++ development. NetBeans IDE 6.5 Beta is a must-download for all developers!
Java SE 6 Update 10 Beta - Itanium Platform
Java SE 6 Update 10 for the Itanium platform, beta release, is available in time for the release of the quad-core version of the chip in 2009.
Ask the Experts Transcript: JavaFX Preview
What does the 'tween' keyword do? Why did the JavaFX language designers favor multiple inheritance over interfaces? Can you mix Swing and graphics components in JavaFX? Read the answers to these and a wide variety of other questions in the transcript of the recently-held Ask the Experts session on the JavaFX Preview.

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James Weaver on JavaFX Technology
Learn how to create custom user interface controls in JavaFX technology.
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