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Blog Archive for editor during August 2007

Ambitious projects can drive you nuts OK, I'll admit it. Sometimes, I pick forum posts for the front page because what the developer's trying to do sounds impossible. Why? Because either someone will come up with some clever approach, and impress us all, or the issue really is impossible, which might point to a need that new or improved Java API's should address. For example, consider...
Spending the end of summer planning JavaOne 2008? So yesterday, I'm dialed into the community leaders meeting and there's not much going on -- as evidenced by the fact that some of the community pages have gone a while without an update -- and as people are saying "hey, it's summer vacation" (in the Northern Hemisphere, anyways), kids are just going back to school in some parts (including...
How to describe the pro- and anti- language change camps? I think you are doing a disservice to the cause of no language changes by labeling us as "conservative" in general and defining language changes as "innovation". I wasn't sure if the term "conservative" would be too politically loaded to use to describe those who are generally against the proposed Java 7 language changes, but this...
Are there too many Java frameworks? There's a conservative streak running through Java advocacy lately. Not politically conservative, but in the dictionary definition of "holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation". There seem to be a lot of developers in our community resistant to some of the proposals for changes in the Java 7 time-frame. This is...
JCK license available for OpenJDK and derivatives Compatibility testing has been one of the most contentious issues since the announcement of Sun's GPL release of its Java implementation. It's one thing to use the code, and quite another to be able to say that your runtime is "Java"-compatible. The assertion of compatibility has to be backed up to have credibility, yet some have complained...
If Fake Steve hates Java, does his alter ego hate it too? Ever called someone a "frigtard"? Or do you have a t-shirt that says "Dude, I invented the friggin' iPod, have you heard of it?" If so, you're presuamably a reader of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, a satirical pseudo-blog written by "Fake Steve", an hitherto-anonymous writer who assumed the Apple CEO's persona in a wide-ranging...
Iris is finally ready for its close up If you were at JavaOne, you might have crashed for a while on the bean-bag chairs in Moscone North at one point, watching a collection of Java demos, previews, and flashbacks up on the video wall. Some new projects created their own introductory videos for the video wall program, and one was Iris, a rather remarkable web-based photo management...