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Blog Archive for joconner during October 2008

I spent part of the weekend reading the JAX-RS 1.0 Specification. With a wife, 5 kids, a dog, and a needy mother-in-law, I'm pretty busy. AYSO soccer, youth football games, and family outings take most of weekend time, but Sunday nights are my time. Ahh, time to relax you might think. But no...I spent most of the time reading a technical spec. I recently hinted that I was beginning to explore...
Old is new again. Using HTTP's basic vocabulary (GET, POST, PUT, DELETE) to define web services seems to be the big thing now. So JAX-RS and the Jersey implementation seem like reasonable sources for blog topics. JAX-RS is the Java API for RESTful Web Services. This API is defined by JSR 311 (Java Specification Request), the official specification. Jersey is Sun's implementation of the...
Over the years, I've helped many organizations internationalize their software products. One of the most common misunderstandings is how Unicode will help their product. Customers sometimes mistakenly believe that Unicode support will be sufficient to internationalize their products. Sometimes they believe that Unicode "support" is a single, yes-no, on-off ability, when instead Unicode support is...