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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during January 2005

This has very little to do with Java, except reminding us that it is important to keep thinking outside the box... 'Fix it' or 'crash it' aren't NASA's only Hubble options: Recent reports sadly indicate that NASA has abandoned plans to save the Hubble due to budgetary concerns. This reminds me of 1979 when NASA had to let Skylab crash. Back then, the blame was put on expensive delays in...
Daniel's recent blog on the new J2SE certification exam gives me hope... reducing trivia and tricks is a step in the right direction. I've never taken any of the Java exams. I've looked them over and taken the practice exams, but I've never expended the effort to buckle down and get serious. One of the factors that has stalled my commitment is my perception that studying for some of the exams...
Here are some notes from a "brown bag" talk that I am preparing for our IT staff, many of whom are died-in-the-wool mainframe COBOL programmers. This talk will be far more evangelical then technical, and I hope that it will de-mystify SOA for some. I'm sure many of you will say "Duh!" when you read some of the points, but you'd be surprised how many folks just don't get it (yet). I like the...