We’ve been battling away with the Connection Net Java applet, and think we’ve cracked theĀ  problems on Macs now. PARC’s Prefuse Java code was very convenient to borrow, but (naturally!;-) once we were committed to it for our initial release, they brought out their Flare Flash-based visualization tools, so that’s now on our horizon. Java applets feel a bit clunky these days, but it’s giving us a vehicle to experiment with some ideas, and basically, Michelle is so conversant in Java that it was the fastest tool to kick things off with.

Let us know what you think.