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Blog Archive for bleonard during September 2005

Yesterday I put together a blog showing how easy it is to work with JSTL in NetBeans. One thankful reader asked for a follow-up on using the JSTL XML library. I think this was primarily due to a problem he was having with a package name change from JDK1.4 to 5 (see my response for more details). But it's simple enough, so here goes anyhow. I'll basically just do what I did yesterday, display a...
I came across this post from a frustrated developer today, and couldn't help but wonder - are we keeping NetBeans a secret? Poor Dan is just trying to create a simple JSP. For some reason, I couldn't see the code referenced in his post, but I think I got the gist of what he's trying to do. Let's tackle them one frustration at a time: Frustration #1 - Create a Hello World Web Project Create a...
One big difference between the application server project and the NetBeans project is how often we release. The application server release schedule is basically driven by the JCP, which pumps out a new J2EE spec every couple of years, at best. With NetBeans, we target roughly a 6-9 month release schedule. The upshot - we get many more release parties than my friends on the application server team...
Last month at LinuxWorld San Francisco I had the good fortune to meet Leigh Jin - Assistant Professor of Information Systems at San Francisco State University. I say good fortune because I got to do something I love to do, which is speak to university students. You see, I hope my last job title in life is also "Professor". Anyhow, I believe Professor Jin's opening line to me was: "...