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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during August 2005

Michael Meehan's recent article,"Can Ajax be running partner of Web services?" got me thinking about what wonderful tools JavaScript and DHTML are. I had dabbled with JavaScript years ago, but the pain of dealing with IE, and particularly Netscape 4, left a bad taste in my mouth. I settled for pretty dull web interfaces, using only minimal DHTML and avoiding "fancy client-side stuff" like the...
In a CNet News.com article, Simon Phipps is quoted as saying: "If you think Sun is doing something that is clueless, you can e-mail ombudsman@sun.com and have an impartial individual look at your complaint or comment and, where possible, act on it". That's an amazing statement... it seems that Open Source is also inspiring Open Mailboxes. Kudus to Simon and Sun.
Romain Guy's blog "Get to love web development" chronicles his growing love for the Wicket web component framework... and I must admit that I am very tempted to take the plunge... but my first reaction was to ask the obvious questions: Why another Java web component framework? Why not evolve (fix) one of the existing web component frameworks? Tapestry's Howard Lewis Ship had a slightly...
We are blessed with many great IDE choices for developing our code... and now we're beginning to see glimpses environments that will help us maintain deployed applications When the dot.com boom went bust, I was fortunate enough to land a job as an enterprise architect in the development and production support group of a mid-sized corporation. After a career in R&D, I found myself in...