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Blog Archive for n_alex during January 2004

"What, exactly, do you see in the future for Java open source? How long do you think it will last? What do you see, if anything, that will take the place of the Internet? Perhaps a totally wireless Internet?" "Also, nanotechnology seems to be the big buzzword today, and it seems to promise a lot of possibilities. Where do you see nanotechnology fitting into your map of concentric rings? At...
The best software engineers I know make writing code the central part of their day. Like playing a sport or a musical instrument, writing software requires first that you show up. While the three of us were having coffee, a friend of mine once asked Dain Sundstrom how long it would take to become a really good Java developer. Dain's answer was "six hours . . . every single day." You'd be amazed...
It doesn't make sense to clutter the action API with accessor methods for these values in a class meant to abstract actions from the framework, so I just have a generic accessor for the mdbean. Then the classes that need it can just pull the values directly out of the MDBean. If there was a way to synch the internal values with the IDE, I'd be set. What I couldn't figure out before was how IoC...