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Blog Archive for erikhatcher during June 2003

Monday Immediately after arriving to my hotel, I was wisked away to the top-secret war room where many of us set up the first pieces of Javapedia. In the evening I had dinner with the jGuru folks, including Tom Burns, John Mitchell, Alex Chaffee, and Ian Mcfarland (along with some others, please forgive me for leaving you out - let me know who I missed). My friends Jonathan Simon...
After reading this blog, I was reminded of something I wanted to post last week. I came across a blog last week (I cannot remember where I found it - was it a java.net blog? or elsewhere? Post a link in the comments if you know which one I mean). The blog entry mentioned going to the CocoBase booth and asking them about how they compare to Hibernate and other technologies. So I tried it...
Scott McNealy suggested, in his keynote this morning, that we replace the word "java" with "sex". What a great thing! Here are some links to get you started: http://sex.net/ http://sex.com/ I won't even begin to try all the various fun permutations that can be had with this one, but I'm sure the comments section will be quite interesting!
Follow up to the scripting languages JSR-223... I must emphasize my dissatisfaction with the web-only nature of the scripting language support initiative. One of the biggest issues I have with JSP is that it is intimately tied to the HTTP request and response. Velocity comes to the rescue (and I'm sure there are other alternatives - please add them to the comments below). Once upon a time the...
I went to Joshua Bloch's and Neal Gafter's More Programming Puzzlers session. It was fantastic! I won't embarrass myself with how many of the ten puzzlers I got wrong. One piece of advice Bloch gave was to "copy-and-paste" declarations to avoid issues with mis-overridden methods like this:     public class Name {        public boolean equals(...
The comedy by Don McMillan was great! It was announced that HP and Dell will be shipping Java on new PC's. Its about time. Being a Mac "switcher", I really appreciate having all the tools readily available. Another interesting HP tidbit is that IntelliJ is hyping that the web services team at HP standardized on IDEA. I stopped by the jetBrains booth yesterday and just said "THANK YOU!" and...
I got an earlier start to JavaOne this morning and found that the nice park by Moscone is a haven for tai chi / qigong training in the morning. Nice! Tomorrow morning I will be out there at day break to join in. Anyone care to join me? Being healthy while coding is key!
Styles of Integration: REST Versus Web Services Architecture Paraphasing, this is the quote that stuck out from this presentation: REST architectures tend to be resilient to changes. I must admit to being much more fond of the REST side of things. URL's matter to me. I'm mainly speaking about URL's that users see - they should be elegant and meaningful. For computer to computer URL's and Web...
So, last night I decide to plan my first day at JavaOne. I pull out the thin Conference Schedule and Program Guide Addendum. Excellent - it has a calendar for Tuesday's sessions schedule, nicely formatted. The word "REST" pops out at me - thats a session (TS-3163) I want to attend. But it'd be nice to see who the speaker is and the abstract of the talk. Being the semi-clever guy that I am, I...
JavaOne is in full force. I sense a lot of enthusiam and excitement about Java. After this post goes through successfully I'll blog some more!