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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during May 2004

Day One: I have to admit that I will always accept any excuse to visit San Franciso, so I jumped at the chance when my boss asked if anyone should attend this years BEA eWorld. Compared to Austin, San Francisco's weather is down right chilly. I knew I was going to have a good time as soon as I saw folks pulling on sweaters and jackets. Austin's been realtively cool so far this year, but it's...
There's a rather odd thread at The Server Side that is generally criticizing BEA for donating code to Apache. Not surprisingly, JBoss CEO Marc Fleury is also dissing the move. Here's my two cents worth: Kudos to BEA! One of my first blog's here at Java.net was inspired by issues that I had with the portability of applications created with Weblogic Workshop. Far from being "blown off", I was...
I have had time to re-read the joint IBM and BEA whitepaper on BPELJ. My initial reaction was "Yuck". Intermingling Java snippets with XML invoked a gag reflex, and it was hard for me to keep reading. I missed the relationship between JSR 207 and BPELJ. I cannot include examples from the whitepaper in this blog, the copyright explicitly states that no part of the document may be reproduced...
When I was old enough to join the Cub Scouts, my father got me a really impressive Swiss Army Knife. For an 8 year old boy this gift was pretty cool, and I proudly lugged the thing around with me on all of our camping trips. I cannot recall all the tools, but there were several blades, screw drivers, can openers, and I distinctly remember a corkscrew. After the "new" had worn off, the knife...