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Blog Archive for batate during June 2004

From the very beginning, the JDO specification has been surrounded by controversy. You want drama? Consider the new startup specification against the establishment of relational database vendors and TopLink, the leading OR mapper. You want strangeness? Consider a specification for transparent persistence without any object relational mapping at all. You want a full-out bare-knuckled brawl?...
So I’m at JavaOne, and listening to the keynote. To summarize, Java is everywhere. We (Sun) really understand how to make money with it. And yes, we’re going to build an IDE for consumers, and people will love it and use it and it will attract 10 billion developers. Mobile is where it’s at. And somehow, we’re going to milk billions of dollars out of that knowledge. And after...
The "elephant" article that java.net published last week was probably my favorite that I've ever written. Your responses made me work. After hundreds of blogs, e-mails, forums and phone calls, I'm still amazed that it struck such passionate feelings from my audience. (In an amusing twist of fate, Amazon chose that week to report that my new book, Better, Faster, Lighter Java, had not yet shipped...
Have you seen the 2-liter water rockets? My wife Maggie and I recently bought a launcher to entertain our kids. We about killed ourselves drinking enough rootbeer to empty the rockets, and then headed to the park. My daughters Kayla and Julia stood slack jawed, staring alternately at the aqua missle and their crazed daddy. You basically take a bike pump, a 2-liter soda bottle, and enough...
Over this past weekend, I took the family to Durango. Most of the time, I was a good boy, and dutiful father. No near drownings on the Piedra or Animas. No mountain bike overnights down the Colorado trail. Not even a difficult hike. In fact, my body is in no condition to do any of these things... But I did break away from the wife and kids for just long enough to do a 22-mile ride down Hermosa...