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Blog Archive for daniel during December 2004

Front page changes from now til the new year You'll notice that we've changed the front page today. We've added three new features in the right column and changed the center column to highlight recent blogs and forum postings. We'll pick back up with our "Also in Java Today" features and "Projects and Community" features in the new year, but for now we're turning the site over to you. Check...
Making sense of the ideas we all understand Jim Waldo keynoted the eighth Jini Community meeting. He follows up with his piece Thinking about objects in which he asks "is there a notion of object which is independent of the language in which one is programming?" In his talk, Waldo began with a diagram that showed an Object as being a combination of state and code. Then he corrected the image...
As long as the JavaOne Call for Papers hasn't gone out yet . . . It's been a week since Chet Haase asked if we have any suggestions for this year's JavaOne - here's mine. Create a java.net track and let us fill it. We could create sub-tracks for our communities (Jini, JXTA, Games, Desktop, JSR, JUG, . . .) and highlight the cool open source projects featured on the site. There is a ton of Java...
Expand your library. Today java.net unveils our new Safari portal that provides you with access to books from O'Reilly, Sun Press, Addison Wesley, Prentice Hall, and other publishers. In the interest of full disclosure, I work for O'Reilly which is one of the owners of Safari. That being said, since before I worked for O'Reilly I have used and enjoyed this online library. If I were still...
Last call for Duke on holiday pics. We've gotten some nice submissions for our Duke on Holiday feature. If you want to take a picture or create an animation, send your creations our way. Here are the submission details. Craig Castelaz is having a bit of fun himself n today's Weblogs. He writes Noted Cocoa Programmer Contemplates Switch to Java. Craig looks at Apple (and NS) development from...
Searching for Watson Thanks to the ClientJava.com site for the reminder that Watson in Java - 3 months later - still missing. Click on the link to see a screen shot of where the project was when we last heard about it. One huge niche that this application fills is that it could be an attractive and performant Swing application that is widely adopted and used by end users. The Swing team can...
What care should be taken with the code we give our students A student emailed me a link to where the following code was posted for their class. Note: I am not soliciting for other examples of code like this. public class Team{  private int teamSize = 0;  private BallPlayer player1, player2, player3, player4, player5,  player6, player7, player8, player9;  public void...
New bookclub discussion led by author Joshua Kerievsky Joshua Kerievsky put in an amazing amount of work developing the refactorings he has published in his recent book "Refactoring to Patterns". The catalog evolved on the Industrial Logic web site for years (probably seemed like longer to him). Joshua has a deep understanding of Design Patterns but has the discipline to not employ a...
Has anyone seen the Call for Papers? The year is shaped by regular events. One of them, for many Java developers, is the annual JavaOne call for papers. Now this shape has been thrown off in the past in those years when the conference was held in March instead of June. But, for the most part, here's how I remember the annual ritual for years in which the conference is held in June - feel...
Back from London with a snapshot to share - send in yours. Kimmy-the-wonderwife and I and most of our luggage returned from London last night. We spent most of this week with the Jini team and Jini and JavaSpaces developers at the eighth Jini Community Meeting. First of all, there is something about Jini technology that seems to attract a diverse group of exceptionally bright people who are...