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:
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.
Unit testing and integration testing
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!"
EBay sniping, now with Java Desktop power
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
Not something like
Jane' or 1=1 --
Do some programmers avoid their users?
Returning to "Head First" country
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.
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