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Blog Archive for alanwilliamson during December 2003

Last night I was plumbing in access to an XML-RPC server from a Java application. I was using the excellent XML-RPC package from Apache for the client. It is a beautifully crafted piece of software, just for the sheer ease of use alone. However, I came a little unstuck when hitting one particular server. I know the default value for XML-RPC is to assume the <string> type, but this...
I have just finished writing up my interview with the well known Java celebrity Richard Monson-Haefel. It was a fun piece to do and I asked him many Java questions including his recent appointment to the JCP Executive Commitee. One of the refreshing things I discovered was that Richard wasn't scared to point out Java's weak areas and wasn't one of the gung-ho bridgade that thought everything...
The mornings trawl through my news items I discover this little gem from WIRED, regarding a quote from Dick Brass, VP of the automotive business unit at Microsoft.  They want a Microsoft OS in every car on Earth!  WOW, now that sort of ambition even outstrips the number of desktop PCs.  Looking at Microsofts site we can see they are talking up the use of .net...