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Blog Archive for daniel during June 2003

It's been a busy month. I've been to two conferences since JavaOne and am heading to OSCon in Portland next week. Good conferences can be overwhelming. Two thirds of the way into the O'Reilly Emerging Technology conference I was overloaded with new ideas and potential projects. You need time to decompress and look back. After Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last week I was excited by...
In his Java Today weblog "What Do You Want Me To Do?",, Mike Loukides muses on how we can write software that has a chance of figuring out what the user wants to do and not just signalling when an operation is illegal. He sites Jon Postel's famous guideline that you "be strict in what you send, and tolerant in what you accept." The blog looks at the current state and the balance between being...
Sun has presented the Java Research License as a new and improved license for universities and research. If you've been reading our blogs over the last two weeks you know that the bloggers aren't shy about offering an opinion. I invited a few of them to participate in a discussion of the JRL and collected their thoughts into our lead article in Java Today . I'm hoping that our articles vary...
The featured Weblog in Java Today is Michael Champion's piece titled "SOA: One acronym to bind them all?" As developers we here jargon and approach it with caution. Once a particular technique or methodology seems to be gaining traction, many people pile on and claim to be adherents. In the Extreme Programming (XP) world, people were giving talks on how they were doing XP but not following any...
With the recent FCC action it is easier for large media companies to control the news and information you receive over broadcast media. When I was in radio, companies could only own seven am stations, seven fm stations, and seven television stations. In addition there were restrictions to how many they could own in a single market. Now five of the top stations in my home town are owned by the...
It's easy to get caught up in the latest conferences and news announcements. Much of the news and weblogs on Java Today serve to keep you up-to-date on these items. Today, our newest feature article is Budi Kurniawan's "Accessing Databases from Servlets and JSP Pages." Budi provides a quick introduction to JDBC taking you through the steps of accessing the database, creating a query, and then...
Frank Sommers hosted a panel on the Java Community Process (JCP) last week at Java One. Jason Hunter said that the specification lead for a JSR is a benevolent dictator with no incentive to be benevolent. Panelist Doug Lea has led many JSRs in an open and inclusive way. Lea pointed to JSR 215 on the Java Community Process version 2.6. This update would help make the JCP more open to the public....
Just outside of Detroit, just after midnight, this year's MacHack conference began. The conference traditionally begins Wednesday at midnight and continues for the next 72 hours with coffee and code, some sessions here and there, and a lot of conversation and collaboration. The saying here is "sleep is for the weak". Suffice it to say, for the next few days my writing will further degrade as...
Last night at the Cleveland Java User's Group, James Duncan Davidson gave his perspective on the history of Tomcat and Ant and then opened up the floor to questions. One of the themes that came across was that significant new ideas often come from small groups of people or even a single person. Once a project is open sourced or the development team expands, the path the software takes may be...
In his weblog today, Jonathan Simon notes that there is one guy working on JavaSound. With Sun's recent refocusing on the desktop, there is an increased need for improving JavaSound. At the JavaOne session that Simon co-presented with Phil Burk and Nick Didkobsky several alternatives and work arounds were covered. Simon is looking for a grassroots effort to help Sun make "sound kick on Java like...