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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during August 2007

Say No To Powerpoint I loathe authoring with Powerpoint (or its OpenOffice equivalent). Putting together a presentation requires a horrid amount of mouse clicking and fussing with fonts and formatting. Instead, I use the amazing HTML Slidy. You write your slides in XHTML (I use XMLMind, but any web editor that produces XHTML will do.) Then you add links to the Slidy style sheet...
When JDK 6 was released, there was a lot of buzz about the bundling of Derby, erm, JavaDB: buzz, buzz, buzz. Of course, there also was some bile. Programmer opinion was mixed. My personal feeling (recorded here for posterity) was “Doesn't the Java team have better things to do?” But so what—once the deed was done, I felt that I...