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Here, There, and Everywhere

Posted by editor on September 1, 2005 at 7:01 AM PDT

Easily distributing your desktop app

What Goes On

Posted by editor on August 31, 2005 at 7:45 AM PDT

Sanity checking simple code

BlueJ Way

Posted by editor on August 30, 2005 at 7:38 AM PDT

Advanced features of the beginner's IDE

Carry That Weight

Posted by editor on August 29, 2005 at 6:51 AM PDT

What does "active in projects" mean anyways?

Swing Can Really Hang You Up the Most

Posted by editor on August 26, 2005 at 7:00 AM PDT

A burst of Swing activity

Usually when I pick items for the front page, I look for balance: a little enterprise here, a dash of J2ME there, mix up the patterns and the testing between the AIJT's and P&C's... that way, there's something for everyone, and a sense of Java's breadth, ubuiquity, and applicability.

Calling You

Posted by editor on August 25, 2005 at 7:43 AM PDT

Simplifying AJAX client-server connections

One Trick Pony

Posted by editor on August 24, 2005 at 7:09 AM PDT

How does your career affect your development choices?

I Can See Clearly Now

Posted by editor on August 23, 2005 at 5:13 AM PDT

Can your prototype be too good?

Desktop developers usually need, as a basic requirement of their trade, to create a visual representation of their GUI before they code it. Visual prototyping lets you experiment with workflows, discover inconsistencies, and work out hard parts in advance.

It is also, unfortunately, a great way to blow your schedule.

World Seems to Come and Go

Posted by editor on August 22, 2005 at 6:09 AM PDT

I18N, L10N, and T9N

The Java mindset usually seizes on internationalization in terms of ensuring that code behaves correctly in different locales, which means being flexible about currency and time conventions, being able to display two-byte Unicode characters, and reading and displaying localized text instead of hard coding it into the source.

Look Back in Anger

Posted by editor on August 19, 2005 at 6:29 AM PDT

Take count, literally, of your Java efforts

Today's poll is one that won't lead to easy interpretation, but I thought it would be interesting to put out there anyways: How many lines of Java code do you think you've ever written?