Your time to attend conferences is limited. However, if you are involved in software internationalization, you have to at least consider the International Unicode Conference. The IUC 28 is in Orlando, FL this year from Sep 7 through Sep 9.
I've done a fair amount of complaining about charset conversions from browser to database in web applications, so I'm going to share a few of those pitfalls...
When you ask a String for its length with
the method will return the number of char code units in the String. That's ok, but it may not be telling you exactly what you wanted. There are several ways to determine the length of a String. Here are a few interpretations:
number of chars in the string
number of characters in the string
number of bytes in the string
If you've been sitting on the fence wondering when you should migrate your product to J2SE 5.0, your wait might be over. This month is Tiger Migration theme month over at java.sun.com. You're sure to find more than one reason to migrate to this updated platform. Find out more at the Tiger Adoption home page.
I'm not really an early adopter...so I'm just discovering blog clients. I'm disappointed that after showing up so late to the party, I still can't comprehend the APIs. I thought they would have had time to fully bake by now, and that the specs would have lots of examples. Turns out this is just wishful thinking.
I did a google search for blog client api. I found that the Blogger API and the...