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Blog Archive for joconner during March 2008

I'm always happy when a company or product adopts Unicode as its charset. I think it makes perfect sense to do so. There are lots of good reasons why standardizing on Unicode is the right thing: the data charset can represent all modern, useful -- and many not-so-useful -- scripts charset consistency helps prevent data loss across application boundaries, including those among application,...
Although I was there last year -- writing, blogging, communicating to the community -- I don't have a pass to JavaOne 2008 yet. Unfortunately, I have no concrete plans. No corporate or community sponsor has agreed to help yet either. It's a sad, sad thing. Indeed, these are trying, desperate times. I want to go to JavaOne...and I'm willing to take drastic action. Sure, I could just put up the...
I recently wrote a brief introduction to Beans Binding called Synchronizing Properties with Beans Binding. I was enthusiastic about Beans Binding, and then a coworker threw a wet towel on me. The conversation went something like this: John: I just finished an article on java.net. This API might be useful in this project. Coworker: Yeah, what's that? John: Beans Binding. It's an API that will...
They do great work over there on the java.sun.com editorial team, and they've been improving the site with lots of videos lately. The last three featured content pieces have been videos. That's excellent work, but it's inaccessible for a couple reasons. First, I like to hit java.sun.com first thing in the day from my workplace. That's been a cubicle environment recently. I can quietly read a text...