I am a reviewer for Java One. I have about 350 project proposals to plow through and not enough time to give each of them justice.
Say No To Powerpoint
I loathe authoring with Powerpoint (or its OpenOffice equivalent).
Putting together a presentation requires a horrid amount of mouse clicking
and fussing with fonts and formatting. Instead, I use the amazing href="http://www.w3.org/Talks/Tools/Slidy/">HTML Slidy.
style="float:left; margin-right: 1em;" /> When JDK 6 was released, there
Today is 07-07-07, "lucky sevens" day,
fortuitous for weddings and gambling. But for me, it was not a lucky
When Eclipse Europa was released on June 29 (together with the iPhone
and the GPL 3 license), I wanted to know if it did anything about one of
my many pet peeves: tool support for writing JSF apps.
Today, I am in beautiful San Diego, at a NSF workshop on active learning and UCSD's Ubiquitous Presenter software. Ubiquitous Presenter lets instructors and students add pen-based markup to slides and share them with each other. It is a nifty tool to engage students in the classroom instead of just lecturing.
The Single Thread Rule in Swing
style="float: left; margin-right: 1em" />I am working on the 8th edition
of Core Java, and I just
received a batch of very thoughtful comments from href="http://www.briangoetz.com/">Brian Goetz abo
This is my last day as the intrepid reporter at Java One. The press
room, which had become my home away from home, was closed. Instead of
snarfing up the baked goods and looking for the secret stash of booze, I
chatted with lots of interesting folks in the halls of Moscone, attended a
couple of sessions, and pondered what it all meant.
This is my third day of reporting from the floor of Java One. I ran
into a number of very interesting folks, got the chance to ask more
hard-hitting questions, and had a mixed bag of sessions.
style="float: right; margin-left: 1em;" />This year, I got a genuine press
pass from a kindly soul at Sun. While my quest for priority seating was
still futile, I made progress on my quest to locate the stash of free
booze, and I got the chance to ask more hard-hitting questions.