There are hundreds of thousands of mobile applications for nearly every purpose in the iOS or Android app stores. Usually they are created with Objective-C toolstacks for iOS devices and Java based for Android handsets. In this article we would like to show you two not so common ways to build native apps with Java and Xtend which help to share code between both worlds and simplify development.
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