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My Department is Slashdotted

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 15, 2009 at 9:12 PM PDT

I teach computer science at San Jose State University. My department just
ended up on href="">Slashdot.
One of my colleagues, Dr.

Java One 2009 Day 4

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 5, 2009 at 9:03 PM PDT

The Toy Show

One of my favorite parts of Java One is the Friday morning “toy show” where James Gosling presents a random mixture of cool and inspirational projects. Of course, all these involve Java in some way.

Java One 2009 Day 3

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 4, 2009 at 9:17 PM PDT

For Packrats


Like every year, I offer a quick script for packrats who want to download
the slides for all the talks. Of course, you can just wait for them to become
available online after the conference, but then you'd not be a true packrat.
Here goes:

Java One 2009 Day 2

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 4, 2009 at 12:02 AM PDT

The keynote

I do this to myself every year. I go to the opening keynote on Tuesday. I suffer through the love-in-with-Sun-partners part, just so I can get to the good part with the important announcements. Then I go to the Wednesday keynote, which offers no such benefit, and vow never to go to any other keynote except for James Gosling's toy show.

Java One 2009 Day 1

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 2, 2009 at 10:53 PM PDT

The Morning Keynote

I am no fan of keynotes, but I figured I should earn my press pass (thanks
Jacki!) and show up.

Java One 2009 Day 0

Posted by cayhorstmann on June 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM PDT

Today is day 0 of Java One, AKA “Community One,” with a focus on
open source and community projects. With the economy being what it is, and Java
One stretching the definition of “early bird” specials past the
breaking point—the discount was good until today—I was fearing for
the worst, but there definitely were crowds today.

The Fit and Finish of JSF

Posted by cayhorstmann on May 29, 2009 at 7:44 AM PDT

When I come
across an article such as href="">this one, I am
overcome with melancholy. I really want to love JSF. Its heart is in the right

My Oracle Pronouncements for Java

Posted by cayhorstmann on April 21, 2009 at 9:03 PM PDT

style="float: left; margin-right: 1em;" />As everyone knows from yesterday
morning's news, Oracle has made an offer to buy Sun Microsystems, Sun has
accepted, and the acquisition is expected to go through by the summer.

Much A-do About Nothing

Posted by cayhorstmann on April 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM PDT

I am currently
revising my “Big Java” book, a college text for beginning computer
science students.

A Simple Servlet for Running JUnit in Glassfish

Posted by cayhorstmann on February 14, 2009 at 8:37 PM PST

When teaching unit testing in the context of a simple EJB3.1 application, I
was looking for an easy way of testing managed beans and session beans inside