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Blog Archive for editor during May 2006

Never forget the big picture Whatever your job please take a minute to step back from your day to day life of the tech world and think about why we are here. Whether you work on server, client, or mobile apps, you are in the business of writing software for other people. Non-technical other people. (unless you are lucky enough to work on Netbeans :). We are here to make software that works,...
Little pieces make big web pages With no offense to the portlet spec or the portlets community, Michael Jouravlev had a different idea: stateful, self-rendering components that could be put together to build up a page, without formally requiring a portlet container. Add to this a little bit of Ajax -- the components can refresh just themselves in an Ajax-friendly browser, or the entire page...
Mac OS X has been particularly good to the Java developer Mac OS X was a long time coming... practically a decade, depending on how you account for the false-starts and misfires of Apple's post-System-7 operating system strategy (do the terms "Copland", "Pink", and "Taligent" give anyone shivers?). One of the most striking advances was the state of Java on the platform. After getting out a...
What's on your JavaOne agenda? For a lot of attendees, JavaOne is an annual occurance, a Spring ritual (unintentional pun?) of traveling to San Francisco and rubbing elbows with more than 10,000 other Java developers. If you've been going consistently for a few years, it's easy to forget that the crowd is changing every year, with some attendees not coming back and others attending for the...
The timing of all these release candidates OK, I went over this last year, and Daniel went over it for years before that, but let's do it again. Making your big release at JavaOne seems like a good idea, because there's so much going on at the show and everyone's tuned into Java for that week. But in the end, it turns out to be a bad idea for many products and projects, because you get...