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Blog Archive for javakiddy during July 2006

I suppose if the following was on the Java Posse's podcast it would be referred to as "Pimping my Swing app". Pimp My Swing App is the Posse's alternative title for the Extreme GUI Makeover sessions at JavaOne — the idea is to play around with AWT, Swing and any other image producing API you can get your mitts on to create strange, wonderful and unique looking user interfaces. And, yes,...
Several people responded to my original rant, and I'm glad to say just about everyone one of them had an interesting take on the whole Java DB issue. Romain Guy and Joshua Marinacci even went as far as to blog on the topic. Some of the comments appended to all three entries are exceptionally noteworthy too. Spinning of from TOR (the original rant) is John Reynolds and Evan Summers who threw up...
Recall the motto "when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail". One wonders whether the reverse is true? If you spent all your time banging in nails, are you inclined to judge every tool by its suitability to act as a hammer? Reading through some of the recent comments on blogs and forums of late I've begun to wonder if there isn't a sizeable section of the Java...