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Blog Archive for kito75 during March 2006

If you're interested in my $0.02 on AJAX, check out my Public Static editorial in JavaPro magazine. Here's an excerpt: If your head wasn't in the sand during 2005, you've probably heard of AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML). Just in case you're wiping the sand out of your hair right now, here's a brief overview. AJAX is a rebranding of technologies introduced in Microsoft Internet Explorer (...
I must admit I'm a big fan of periodicals. I'm a magazine junkie. I've gotten into arguments with my wife about the pile of magazines on the coffee table (now we have a six-foot tall magazine rack instead). I regularly read SD Times, InfoWorld, Dr. Dobb's Journal, JavaPro, JDJ (which finally got good), and others at times (such as ASP.NET Pro, Wired, Business 2.0, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise,...
So, I've been happily using Opera for a while now. I have applied a cool skin, imported my Firefox bookmarks, created and saved sessions (Opera has session-saving of tabs built-in), and so on. There are, of course, a few caveats: I'm not too fond of the way Opera caches things. For normal browsing this is fine, but it's annoying for web development. For now, I've actually turned off caching. It'...
There are only a few major events in the Java universe each year. The most obvious one is JavaOne, but another major one is TheServerSide Java Symposium. This conference seems to get bigger and better each year. Even though I spoke at TSS' Java in Action conference last fall, I missed their Symposium last year. Fortunately, this year they were kind enough to extend me a speaking invitation. This...
I have the privilege of speaking at Chariot Solution's Emerging Technology Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 16th. Chariot has pulled together an excellent group of people to discuss hot new technologies and the way the technology landscape is changing. Here's the official description: This conference features an IT executive track covering the strategic impact of up and coming...
I'm currently working with the good folks over at Skills Matter to develop a course based on my book, JavaServer Faces in Action. I'm pretty excited about this, as it will open up a specific version of my customized courses for use in the UK. In addition to covering the basics of JSF, the four day course will also several JSF products and technologies, such as IDEs, components, and open source...
Like many Java developers (and an increasing number of web users in general), I have been a big Firefox supporter ever since I switched from Mozilla quite some time ago. The development plugins make it great for building web applications, tab browsing is cool, and it's a snappy little browser. Or at least it used to be snappy. Lately, especially with version 1.5, it seems to gobble up tons of RAM...
So, if you ever read this blog, you may have noticed that I don't blog very frequently. However, I really enjoy writing (which is a good thing since I get paid to do it). I often think about blog entries and roll them over in my head. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of my in-memory blogs ever make it to disk. In both personal and professional life, I generally attempt to resolve an issue...