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Blog Archive for editor during January 2007

Taking new language ideas out for a spin Remember a few months ago when we linked to Elliotte Rusty Harold's blog RatJava, in which he suggested taking the open-source javac compiler and using it to support whatever new language features you like? Well consider the same idea with a different name and James Gosling and Peter von der Ahé behind it. That would be the Kitchen Sink...
Taking your data(base) with you The eternal gotcha with webapp is that "you can't use them on a plane". Connected as we might be much of the time, there are times you're offline, and therefore out of luck. Or are you? There are plenty of tasks where you should be able to keep working and reconnect at some later time, when you have connectivity. Any developer worth his or her salt knows...
Tuned in to some Java podcasts There's a bit of a theme going atop the page today, as we kick off with recent episodes of two of the better known podcasts. The funny thing about Java podcasts is that you might expect developers who work with Java all day to want to take a break and listen to something (anything!) else while at work or travelling to and from work. Yet the Java Posse is...
Whew, let's not do that again anytime soon As you can see, the java.net front page is back to normal after a two-day outage. Thanks to Ben, Greg, Dave, and Sarah for working through the issues of Tuesday night's upgrade and getting the publishing buckets working again. This also means you can look forward to new content on the various community pages again. As a sort of catch-up, we've...
We apologize for the inconvenience... A software upgrade Tuesday night has proven to be quite troublesome, as it has led to a number of backend problems that have temporarily broken some of our publishing services. Specifically, our systems for pushing content onto the front page and the community pages are currently down. Of course, the problem is being worked on and we hope to have...
Freezing state for later use Achieving state management in web apps, in seeming defiance of the statelessness of HTTP, has long been one of the core challenges of web application development. Without statefulness, your online shopping cart empties everytime you change pages. Not that there aren't answers; there are just a lot of them, some better than others. To the servlet developer, a...
Getters, setters, dot-operators, arrows, and other property offenses With the closure proposal lying low recently, and the early draft of the Java Module System (JSR 277) having come and gone from its public comment period, another topic has taken center stage in the JDK 7 language debate: properties. Well, not the properties themselves, per se, but the getting and setting of them. Handled...
Vanity, thy name is the "five things you wouldn't know about me" tagging game. But Joshua thinks I'm due. I will try to make this interesting for the passing observer... not easy when blogging is already part of my job description One of my freshman roommates was PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel - We weren't very close and haven't spoken in 20 years, so it's pretty much just an interesting...