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Blog Archive for joconner during October 2007

After using a Macbook Pro for almost a year, I've returned it to my employer. The FedEx package should arrive today at their doorstep. What a beautiful machine! What a crisp display! What a cool, little magnetic power supply connector that drops off without pulling my laptop to the floor! What a frustrating experience for Java developers! Sure, I used Parallels to run Windows...to run Java SE 6...
After almost 8 years at Sun, I'm moving on. I have enjoyed every minute of my employment here. But business plans, products, and teams change. My recent job as a developer advocate and writer for the Sun Developer Network is over, and I'll move on to something new. From working on the core Java SE platform and its internationalization features to writing technical articles for Java developers, I'...
Do you know about the ServiceLoader api in Java SE 6? It's another of those many improvements to the Java platform that you may have overlooked. This particular API helps you create extensible applications -- applications that let you add services and functionality without modifying the original application. Nice, right? One of the most popular ways to add new libraries to your apps is to stick...