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Blog Archive for joconner during February 2007

If Java Web Start were a party, I'm fashionably late as usual. OK, maybe I've missed the party altogether. I like the idea of distributing apps via a browser, automatically updating them, and getting full access to the desktop. I'm going to stick around this party a little longer to see what develops. The Java Web Start (JWS) party has been going for a while now. I wonder why I never really...
Continuing the discussion about Unicode normalization, I'll briefly describe Normalization Form C (NFC). NFC is canonical decomposition followed by canonical composition. It's the form you see the most all over the web, etc. In fact, NFC is the preferred encoding for the world wide web. Why? Well, the form is slightly more compact than a decomposed form containing combining sequences, and most...
You'll recall from a previous blog that normalization is the process of transforming text into a standard form that facilitates reliable searching, sorting, and other text operations. Java SE 6 provides a new normalization API that implements the Unicode standard for normalization: java.text.Normalizer There are 4 normalization forms: NFD, NFC, NFKD, NFKC. Normalization Form D (NFD) is canonical...
If you're a Windows user, you have a choice to make. Which version of Windows Vista do you need or want? Will you choose Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise? Oh, and don't forget Home Starter for those emerging markets...not available in the U.S. or other strong economies. As Java developers, we can't make a perfect comparison. Vista is more like a consumer product, and...