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Airlan San Juan

Airlan San Juan has been programming in Java since 1996, when he first tried out some applets and learned to love the Duke. He has not wavered in his simple but deep love for this language and platform since that time. He does mostly server-side JEE programming, but has recently made the jump to pervasive Java development in his work for RimLife Technologies. He has a Masters Degree in Plant Molecular Biology and wields an MBA when things get really rough. He also likes aroid plants, leafcutter ants, tropical climes, and his wife - not necessarily in that order.


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Jugging in Place

Posted by asj2006 on June 27, 2006 at 10:08 PM PDT

Where can you snack on free pizza, get some freebie books, mingle with other Java knuckleheads, and bone up on the latest fashion trends in Javaland - all these being just a drive away from your home? If you answered JavaOne, then you weren't paying too much attention to the question.

Java developers sure do like making things from scratch

Posted by asj2006 on June 19, 2006 at 9:53 PM PDT

You'd think that after 10 years - an entire DECADE mind you - that Java developers would have a treasure trove of pre-built components that they could use to quickly cobble together their otherwise home-brewed apps.

Alas, perhaps there are just tons of examples of this in the bigger world of Java SE and JEE, but at least in the world of small Java, trying to code some of the simplest functi

Java powers the Web 2.01

Posted by asj2006 on June 12, 2006 at 11:41 PM PDT

Why is it I have the feeling this Web 2.0 is just for the cool kids, and not for bookish nerds like me who wouldn't know how to strike the pose if my life depended on it?