This InfoQ article series is focused on the fast-changing world of Mobile technology. Various technologies emerged to create mobile apps and development processes start to consider mobile as first class citizens. But even though mobile already seems to be omnipresent, the future is just about to start. All this will influence the way we design, develop and test software in the coming years.
Office file manipulation used to be difficult, but since Office 2007, Word, Excel and Powerpoint files can be read and written without anything more complicated than the native JDK itself because Office 2007 documents are now nothing more than ZIP files of XML documents. Ted Neward demonstrates this in action.
Ted Neward talks about various extensibility options in MS Office and how they can be used to build Rich Office client applications over Java backends.
The Java vs. NET war is over. Ted Neward looks at how we can leverage the strengths of each together, such as MS Office as a rich client over J2EE, or WPF Gui's over Java POJO's, and more. 19