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Blog Archive for asj2006 during June 2007

The Beta version of Opera Mini 4 released today, and I gave it a test drive. First of all, let me say that I've always liked this Java ME mobile browser, mainly because it gave you full web pages at an amazing speed, so much so that the native browser on my smartphone has very rarely been taken out for a ride on the old WWW. Personally, I love the idea of a fast, nimble application for the masses...
Unfortunately, I'm not kidding. When dealing with antagonistic parties, most recently in the Blu-ray arena, I noticed that their examples of bad Java applications almost always revolves around bad experiences with either Java desktop applications or applets. We all know why applets got such bad reputations, but there really is no good excuse for Swing and the like to continue to give a sour...