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Blog Archive for joconner during July 2006

Let's establish some facts right away: My first introduction to the Aspect Oriented Programming paradigm was the article Aspect Oriented Programming and Internationalization by Stephen B. Morris, who is probably very knowledgeable about AOP. I know practically nothing about AOP, I am not an AOP guru, and I don't even play one on java.net. Now that the disclaimers are out of the way, I'll just...
First of all, before I hear one more comment that "scripting isn't new on the desktop" I want to say this: Yes, I know. In my last blog, I wasn't saying that scripting is new. I'm saying that the JSR 223 spec defines a standard framework and API...and that is new. And Java SE 6 implements that spec, and.... The reason for this blog is to alert you to changes in the spec that just bit me. Only...
I've ranted a little about scripting languages in the past, and although I still twinge at the name "Groovy", I'm beginning to recognize the utility of scripting in the Java platform. I even think desktop applications can benefit the most from a scripting environment. What benefit? For starters, not everyone knows the Java language. Yeah, it's sad but true. Some developers are still hanging on to...
[I have edited this entry after its original post to more accurately communicate my own question and not to infer intent from the original poll.] I think the most recent java.net poll is a carefully worded question. The author assures me that the question is not specifically about Sun, and the poll question doesn't ask about a specific project. However, I think it leads naturally to a more...