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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during November 2003

Pardon me for blogging this, but I feel the need to rant a bit about the SCO/Linux flap... In Tenessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire there is a memorable character named Blanche DuBois who utters the famous line: "I have always depended on the kindness of strangers..." Where would the Java community be if it weren't for "the kindness of strangers"? I cannot even begin to count those...
Martin Fowler's blog on the Unwanted Modeling Language caught my eye and prompted me to re-examine my own feelings about UML. I've never been really fond of UML. I am fond of the less formal "CRC Cards" approach, and I'm drawn to the ideals of Extreme Programming. If I knew more about Agile Modeling I would probably embrace it. I was introduced to UML before it was called UML. Booch and...
Here at my company our business is all about forms. I’m not talking about HTML forms; I’m talking about business forms such as loan applications, tax reporting statements, etc. We’ve got quite a collection of applications that deal with our forms, and we’ve implemented them in everything from COBOL to Java. We’ve got desktop based applications, browser based...