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Blog Archive for asj2006 during June 2006

Where can you snack on free pizza, get some freebie books, mingle with other Java knuckleheads, and bone up on the latest fashion trends in Javaland - all these being just a drive away from your home? If you answered JavaOne, then you weren't paying too much attention to the question. Give yourself a wedgie and say "Jumanji". The answer, of course, is your local JUG, which is the usual acronym...
You'd think that after 10 years - an entire DECADE mind you - that Java developers would have a treasure trove of pre-built components that they could use to quickly cobble together their otherwise home-brewed apps. Alas, perhaps there are just tons of examples of this in the bigger world of Java SE and JEE, but at least in the world of small Java, trying to code some of the simplest...
Why is it I have the feeling this Web 2.0 is just for the cool kids, and not for bookish nerds like me who wouldn't know how to strike the pose if my life depended on it? Granted, I cut my teeth on just plain HTML, when having attributes like align and valign on table tags was the height of coding wizardry, but I'm entitled to date the prom queen too, aren't I? Let me explain. Take that perennial...