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Blog Archive for editor during December 2006

Is your code behaving? Are you sure? How much are you using annotations? It's hard to think of a case where this Java 5.0 feature has been more enthusiastically embraced than Junit 4. A lot of the old habits -- what you import, what you name your tests, how you associate and run them -- are all out the window in favor of an annotations-based approach. But that's just scratching the...
A visit from java.net's first editor Original java.net editor Daniel Steinberg stopped by the house earlier in the week, on a quick one-day business trip to Atlanta. As we were talking about the java.net site and how it came together, one of the things that came up that's surprising in retrospect is the fact that there was a pretty significant level of skepticism about the site when it first...
Let's ease back with Duke The holidays are getting close enough that it's hard not to want to start relaxing early... most everyone's had a busy year, and indications are that Java programmers will be even busier in 2007. GPL Java is rife with possibilities, and I've seen a lot of people report a big upswing in recruiter calls. Java remains heavily in-demand. So why not take a break before...
The possibilities and perils of presenting at JavaOne The other week, JavaLobby's Matthew Schmidt posted a blog called So You Want to be a JavaOne Speaker? which linked to a blog of the same title on the RockStarApps.com website. The two blogs are an interesting comparison. Matthew talks about having spoken twice, and all the anxieties that go with it: You don't know whether anyone will...
Java ME's so appealing, even Microsoft uses it One item that made the rounds of O'Reilly'e editors list yesterday was Kevin C. Tofel's blog entry Windows Live Search for Mobile: the U.S. on your phone, which pointed out the breathtaking irony of Microsoft bringing their search product to mobile phones by way of Java ME. Kevin raves it's "as if Microsoft put their Virtual Earth on your phone...