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Blog Archive for daniel during May 2005

On talking with or without the press James Gosling says 1+1 = i in today's Weblogs. He says: "I need to stop talking to reporters. It's so easy for what results to get misunderstood. I was not trying to say that all open source projects are chaotic: there is a spectrum. Apache is at the very high end of the scale, on average exhibiting excellent behaviour." I don't think that he should stop...
YAL I was just sitting here saying to myself, "do you know what we really need? Another license for code." CDDL, JRL, and JIUL might be a whole lot better than SCSL but it seems as if Sun is releasing new licenses more often than dot releases of J2SE. There are some people who live for licenses, and they are already weighing in on Ray Gans blog. There may be wonderful new features of the...
Java at ten My six year old loves the concept of "dog years". She thinks it's cool that our dog has lived a dozen years and that that is equivalent to being in her eighties. I thought of that because of a response to Chris Adamson's blog on three new platforms for Java. There is much in the first response that I started to reply to myself, but I kept returning to the phrase "but the Java...
Last call for Anniversary cards I guess deadlines are made to be missed. We had a request to open the submissions up again for anniversary cards for our second birthday. Take out your camera or draw your pictures of Duke helping us celebrate java.net's second anniversary and email them to us by next Tuesday. We'll email you back when we've received your submission. Thanks. Cool news...
Knowing where to look Your Swing app seems inexplicably frozen. You blame Swing but the truth is you've done something that has been explictly cautioned against at countless presentations and in many articles. Chet Haas is sympathetic says " if someone has not read the right article or attended the right talk or thought through the problem thoroughly, it is not immediately obvious why this...
"Old tricks, new dog?" That's David Rupp's question as he looks at AJAX. While everyone is making a big fuss over AJAX, Rupps notes that "As far as I can tell, we've had the moral equivalent of Ajax available to us since the last century, and yet applets are now regarded with the same esteem as a sleepover at Neverland Ranch. Where did we go wrong? The one key difference I can think of is...
Watching others riding the Rails This is not based on any sort of science - I have not done a double-blind study or anything. I've just been watching the status messages in my instant messenger buddy list and a lot of the guys who led the way to Java and to some of the frameworks like Spring, Hibernate, and Tapestry now seem to be playing with Ruby on Rails. One by one their status says...
Our MVP gets married Sarah Breen is one of the most amazing people that it's been my pleasure to know and to work with. She is the java.net producer and is a large part of the reason that the site is so rich and runs so well. Project leaders, community leaders, and bloggers have all been helped by Sarah. Anytime we think of some feature we'd like to add to the site, Sarah makes it happen. Her...
Learning something new (that isn't) In our Featured Articles, Craig Castelaz looks at Closures in Groovy. Closures have been around a long time and they top my list of things I need to get my head around. Craig's article gets me to that dangerous stage where I think I know what they are and am ready to start misusing them. He started his exploration just to keep himself fresh. If you're a little...
OSCon Europe -- also Gosling thinks there's enough harmony without Harmony As a self-promotional aside, please consider presenting at European Open Source Convention 2005. This is our first OSCon in Europe and there is a healthy sized Java track scheduled. Submissions close at midnight May 23, so create a proposal and submit it or drop me an email suggesting a speaker we might want to pursue...