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Blog Archive for timboudreau during January 2006

In his blog today, Charles Lamb points out precisely one of the advantages of NetBeans over Eclipse - portability. With NetBeans, exactly the same bits run on any platform with a 1.4 or greater JVM - there's no native code to worry about. You can take the zip distribution, just unzip it on any machine with a modern JDK and there you go. And more importantly, working with a J2EE project...
When an analyst says that Microsoft and IBM are following Sun/NetBeans in tools. Yet James Governor of RedMonk does just that in his blog today. What a lovely thing to read over my first cup of coffee on a Tuesday (de-facto Monday - yesterday was a holiday in the U.S.) morning. It's going to be a good week :-)
I was just reading Richard Feynman's essay Arlene, about the loss of his wife - written with a combination of wit, love, seriousness, practicality and a real sense of loss. That and another conversation and it made me think of one of the most fascinating people I ever knew. I write this in his memory, because to this day he lives in my memory, and I know I am not the only one. Sometimes you...
(I wrote this a few months ago, but delayed pubishing it so as not to implicate the tech tip author I mention) Today I read a Swing tips entry which had some spectacularly bad advice in it - replacing the AWT EventQueue as a way to do something trivial you can do without altering the guts of the entire windowing toolkit. I posted a rather strenuous reply saying "You really, really, really...