Java Terrain Engine
Kenneth Russell sent along the following news bit:
The Java[tm] Development Kit, version 1.4, and the New I/O
package contain a platform-, vendor-, and Java virtual machine
(JVM) implementation-independent mechanism for safely accessing
memory that is not managed by the JVM. This zero-copy mechanism
can accelerate programs in many domains while reducing the amount
of native code.
A simple terrain engine built using Jausoft's OpenGL for Java and the New I/O facilities illustrates the use of the technique in the 3D graphics domain. "