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On the Outside

Posted by editor on September 15, 2005 at 7:47 AM PDT

Great examples of Java gaming and video

Someone sent me the link for The Big Ad the other day. Assuming you're not from Australia and haven't seen it, this is a beer advertisement that parodies lavish, over-produced ads. It looks, and sounds, like something from the Lord of the Rings movies:

Only Makes Me Laugh

Posted by editor on September 14, 2005 at 4:59 AM PDT

Et tu, .NET?

Stop me if you've heard these before: "Java's too big", "nobody's ever going to download something that size", "if Sun can't fit Java on a floppy, I'm switching to .NET", etc. Check out the forum Mustang is too big (again) if you want to join in.

Running on a Treadmill

Posted by editor on September 13, 2005 at 6:54 AM PDT

Unit testing and integration testing

We Close Our Eyes

Posted by editor on September 12, 2005 at 7:15 AM PDT

Truth, rumor, and Java source-code licenses

"NB, if you ever sign up, or even look at Java's source, you are no longer eligible to contribute to OSS Java projects as you are now contaminated!"

You Can't Get What You Want ('Til You Know What You Want)

Posted by editor on September 9, 2005 at 8:46 AM PDT

EBay sniping, now with Java Desktop power

Don't Wanna Be Like That

Posted by editor on September 8, 2005 at 7:38 AM PDT

Eliminating glaring security holes

When you're developing a system, you can't help but imagine it being used in the proper way, the way that you offer it to your users. And that means that when you have a "First Name" field, you expect to get back something like Jane or Omar.

Not something like Jane' or 1=1 --

The Human Touch

Posted by editor on September 7, 2005 at 7:46 AM PDT

Do some programmers avoid their users?

One More Time

Posted by editor on September 6, 2005 at 7:55 AM PDT

Returning to "Head First" country

Be My Number Two

Posted by editor on September 5, 2005 at 7:10 AM PDT

When it helps to have two voices

No, you're not seeing double. Today's front page does have two blogs on the same topic, namely the renumbering of the next version of NetBeans 5.0. Space-saving filler to get through a holiday weekend in the U.S.? Hardly. Let me explain.

A Day in the Life

Posted by editor on September 2, 2005 at 6:35 AM PDT

The making of the front page.

5:30 - Alarm (current selection: Final Fantasy Theme [iTunes link] by Nobuo Uematsu)

5:40 - I'm at my computer, heading to weblogs