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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during October 2007

A Potted History of Applets Dion was privy to some news about the latest news on Java Applets. But why a re-birth of applets and how did they get from front page news to an industry footnote? My first experience of applets was from WebRunner, the Java based browser which spread through Sun like wildfire. I was working for Sun in Europe in those days and it was such a step up in ease of use...
There are certain computer tasks that I sometimes wonder if there is a better way of doing them. I mean computers are there to save time, not generate work. One such task is remote file diffs, especially on our webfarm. When deploying updates to our developer site there are often files flagged that were not supposed to have changed. My colleague Nimish has created a tool that can do a remote...