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Blog Archive for daniel during November 2003

With JSP 2.0 going final, we've been running quite a few articles on this topic as part of our November feature. We continue with an article that Sue Spielman has written pulling highlights from her book. In part two of her feature Practical JSTL, Sue Spielman takes a look at "the available standard actions contained within the JSTL in the XML, I18N, and SQL libraries." She takes you through...
Today is Thanksgiving in the US. Yesterday, I went to my four year old daughter's pre-school for their Thanksgiving lunch. Three dozen preschoolers were each allowed to bring a parent and lunch for two. At 11:30 with Elena leading the way tugging on one of my hands and with her pink princess lunch bag in my other hand, we walked into her classroom and found a cozy table for two. The chairs were...
"Not only is Java a high-level programming language, but it is also a program that focuses on the representation of data, performs multithreaded tasks, and runs independent of computers, which makes Java the best computer programming language of the 21st century." That is Fahrin Kabir's thesis for a project she is working on at Westmont High School in Campbell, California. She sent me a set of...
Do you ever miss the bulldozer? You remember, in the early days, when it was time for garbage collection in a Java application everything would stop. To call out this advanced feature and to entertain you, you would see an animation of a bulldozer in action. Brian Goetz's second article in his series on garbage collection leads off Also in Java Today . In his developerWorks article Garbage...
Since before java.net launched in June (before it was called java.net) we had this notion that the content would not need to be restricted to Java-centric topics but should be of interest to Java developers. There may be Perl or Python related content that might interest you. But what about .NET. For obvious reasons, many of the discussions on C# and .NET sites are of interest to Java...
It doesn't seem as if more than a month has passed since we first told you the JavaOne submissions deadline was November 21. But that day has come and many of us will be flooding the server with submissions and requests for team passwords and logins we have forgotten. Kimmy the wonderwife doesn't even shake her head any more. She wakes up and finds me already at the computer working on a...
I received an email the other day informing me that my credit card had been improperly billed and that if I wanted it rectified all I had to do was reply providing them with my credit card number and expiration date. Consider, for a moment, how many things were wrong with that solicitation. If they knew I had been improperly billed then I should just be credited. If they knew my number to know...
The JCP now has approximately the same number of individual members as corporate members (commercial entities and educational/non-profit organizations). How will the increasing number of individual members effect the nature of this organization? In Also in Java Today , we link to the results of the latest JCP election. Interestingly enough, there were two slots filled by individuals and...
Remember going to rock concerts when you were younger. The music, the t-shirts, the shared experience, and, of course, the musicians. Those times are gone for me. I'm now such a geek that my current version of hanging with rock stars means enjoying a morning cup of coffee with some of the developers from the Geronimo project. Dain Sundstrom says that Geronimo "will be the best J2EE server out...
ApacheCon is a week in the desert with a wide range of talks on all of your favorite Apache projects. Richard Monson-Haefel is blogging from the conference to give you a flavor of what's going on. By the way, as we talk to authors, which Apache projects would you like to see us give more attention to? Drop me a line if there is a particular angle you would like to see covered for an...