On the plane back from California I decided I've had enough with politics
for a while and I'm ready to get back to coding. One thing I've always
thought was missing from Swing is a good color chooser. Swing provides a
color chooser model and a default color chooser, but it's always felt
unfinished. Another 3rd party opportunity I suppose.
In my ideal color chooser we would have several different...
So it's been a week and I've seen a lot of response to my last
entry. One commentor in particular asked for a point by point rebuttal; which struck me as a spectacularly good idea. Here are the bulk of the arguments and my responses.
Java isn't Free / Open Source / GPL / RMS-friendly
Why use Java when there are plenty of native languages / environments to
I'm going to try to really tackle the issue of opensourcing Java and
state my opinion of why it's a bad idea. Then I'll propose a way would
could do it without all of the problems. It's a long one but please read to
the end and provide your feedback. This is an issue that many feel strongly
about and has the potential to influence Java's long term future. And as a
career Java developer, it's...