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Blog Archive for daniel during November 2004

Getting the look and feel just right Bino George joins java.net as a blogger with his post Hi-Fi Swing (or improving the native fidelity of Swing System L & Fs in Weblogs. He writes "Other Java based GUI Toolkits have taken a different approach that is more closely bound to the platform toolkit. As always in life there are two sides to every story. The freedom from platform restrictions...
Time for Dr. Phil to make way for Dr. Ken Ken Arnold is high on my list of self-help gurus. While we have lost millions of hours of productivity arguing where an opening brace belongs, Ken says perhaps both sides are right - perhaps neither side is right. It doesn't matter. Choose one. Don't convene a multi-year panel, just flip a coin and choose one. Once you've chosen one, enforce this one...
Efficiency notes from coffee to code Each morning after updating java.net, I head downstairs to make coffee and take care of our dog. The order in which I address the tasks depends on which method of coffee preparation I'm using. I prefer to use the vacuum brewing method - in which case the water needs to come to a boil before anything else much can happen. This means that step one is fill...
Using more than one pot Start with the bones left over after carving the turkey. Roast them dark and then boil them to extract a nice turkey stock. While the stock is simmering, slice two sugar pumpkins in half, remove the seeds and sprinkle them with salt, pepper, thyme, and a little oil. Bake them until soft. Strain the broth. In another pot, sautee some pancetta and add carrots, onions,...
Estimating with an eye on reuse In the US, tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays: Thanksgiving. It is traditionally a celebration of the harvest and a time to gather with family and friends. The spirit of this holiday in many homes has migrated from a time to give thanks to a time to eat too much turkey and side dishes during half-time of a football game. Many homes buy turkeys that are...
J2EE based portals, JSR 168, and WSRP In today's Weblogs, Navaneeth Krishnan announces the new Portlet community. He says that it "is an online community of developers and technical experts working on JSR 168, WSRP and other technologies related to enterprise portals." He hopes to create a repository of open source portlets and couple that with the sharing of...
Simple Gifts The Shakers were known for their design principles that featured simplicity and utility. Their furniture is not ornate and yet it is beautiful, elegant, and enduring. Because the function of an object is not compromised by unnecessary add-ons, it is easy to see the purpose for which a given object is intended. In today's Weblogs, Tom Ball blogs 'Tis a Gift to be...
JCP election results are posted Onno Kluyt has posted the results of the JCP elections in an open letter. The results are that " The JCP membership elected Google, JBoss and Intel to the SE/EE EC, and Intel and Orange France to the ME EC." Also, "the members of the JCP program ratify the nominations put forward by Sun. This year for the SE/EE EC the following were nominated: Apache,...
Watching sausage being made The Mustang snapshot releases make it easy for you to watch the next release of Java evolve. If you check out the Mustang Snapshots: Project Feedback forum you will see and can contribute suggestions to make this process even easier. But as you look around the code you may notice things that surprise you. Did you ever wonder Why are there two of everything?...
Another battle of good vs. evil David Rupp has returned from the Rocky Mountain Software Summit with some thoughts on Code Generation in today's Weblogs. I think we all remember the code generated by early GUI builders and other tools but David points out that "'generated code' is pretty much all that computers deal with, not the precious original source we tinker with in our fancy IDEs...