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Blog Archive for johnm during May 2008

Okay, I must be slipping... I can't believe that I've either totally missed this or completely forgotten about it: At each JavaOne, I end up asking lots of people what, if anything, they've seen that's particularly cool, interesting, etc. This year, I was chatting with Cliff and he mentioned JPC -- an open-source emulator for x86 code. JPC is written Java and so you can run all sorts of old...
If you aren't already using Findbugs then hopefully you've at least heard about it by now and have some idea of how useful it can be. If not, then let me say that FindBugs is a must have tool in the arsenal of any Java developer and any development team that's not using it as part of their regular development practices is incompetent. Bill Pugh has done a fantastic job making FindBugs a great...
Just received an emailed notice: The JavaOne conference team has been notified by the San Francisco Department of Public Health about an identified outbreak of a virus in the San Francisco area. Testing is still underway to identify the specific virus in question, but they believe it to be the Norovirus, a common cause of the "stomach flu", which can cause temporary flu-like symptoms for up to 48...
Another year, another JavaOne. It's always great to see so many old friends again. This year seems to be continuing the attendance growth trend of the last couple of year so that's a good sign. Also, I've been able to find enough actually interesting and useful talks to keep from going back to sleep and that's an even better sign. In particular, this is starting to show how the "Java community"...