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Blog Archive for horwat during June 2003

James asked me which talk I was headed to next and I handed him a nice hot bowl of acronym soup. I happily replied "JSF SVG BOF" (ok you got me, it was a Session and I misspoke). The look of confusion on his face was priceless and I realized that he had no idea what I was talking about. I take all of these acronyms for granted and now speak a whole new kind of English. There...
Earlier this week I was able to attend the JSP 2.0 session and learn about its cool new features. There are so many changes that it certainly warrants the major version number upgrade. Mark Roth, the "wizard" of JSP, began his presentation with a funny pink brains and pacifiers analogy. The brains and pacifiers represented the different user types. He had a table with brains...
The new Java logo was one of the new big announcements at the keynote this morning for those that are less observant and didn't notice the new design all around Moscone. I like the new clean design. It will certainly scale better for small devices as well as look better on different colored backgrounds. I was expecting a bigger change given the secrecy behind the announcements but in a way I'm...
Writing demos can be a great deal of fun. It's an opportunity to be creative with the technology and simply let your imagination go wild. I also like be able to experiment and poke around with technologies that I wouldn't normally get a chance to. The only part that I dread is the one that I have absolutely no control over. Even if I'm building the demo at midnight the night before I still...