Are webapp frameworks more elaborate than they need to be?
It's not hard to find web application frameworks that simultaneously claim to offer power and simplicity -- a great combination, but a rare one too -- and some of them are based on the idea of "components" or "controls":
Supporting developers for the long haul
I feel like everyone else must have a much better memory than I do. What else would explain the seemingly reasonable expectation that I should remember the specific workings of code that I wrote two years ago, so that I can answer a very detailed on the spot question about it?
Appreciating useful enterprise frameworks
Let's put everything into Java?
There's an interesting discussion in the forums. It started with the topic Are you for or against "native XML support" in Dolphin?, but has expanded past that to include ideas for embedding other kinds of content in Java code, like SQL.
Is it the heat, post-JavaOne doldrums, or is everyone on vacation?
Clearing up Java text at the sub-pixel level
Keeping an eye on Java's future
Today, I'm going to blog about an interesting discussion on Generics in the forums, though it will take me a bit to get to the item we featured on the front page.
The many motivations of Java