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Countdown Crunch

Posted by editor on June 17, 2005 at 7:49 AM PDT

One work week until JavaOne

The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Posted by editor on June 15, 2005 at 7:23 AM PDT

Isn't this great? Well, you can't have it yet.

Prepare to Qualify

Posted by editor on June 14, 2005 at 8:15 AM PDT

A naming convention you won't soon forget

Getting the free disk space

Posted by editor on June 3, 2005 at 7:46 PM PDT

IM's between me and Cooper a few weeks back:

New Platforms, No Java

Posted by editor on May 26, 2005 at 6:37 PM PDT

For a long time, J2SE supporters like myself have said that the big win of J2SE is not only that you "run everywhere" today, but that future Java-capable platforms could pick up and run your software on day one. This would be a great reason to write J2SE applications, and a great reason for platforms to build in Java support.

Java Media without Mediocrity

Posted by editor on April 21, 2005 at 5:52 AM PDT

In JMF, wherefor art thou?, Mason Glaves wrote of his frustration with the status of Java Media Framework. Hung up on unfixed bugs and the lack of rival implementations of the spec, he writes:

The urge to svn merge

Posted by editor on April 7, 2005 at 6:12 AM PDT

Joshy and I have just sent the final copy for Swing Hacks to the editor, along with over 200 screenshots to the production department (yeah, they're going to love us). After a reasonable but non-trivial amount of time, it'll be available at your favorite bookstore or online bookshelf.

Hasty conclusions

Posted by editor on January 27, 2005 at 5:44 PM PST

Apparently, the native-looking Mac OS X version of is not going to happen, due to a variety of issues, the worst of which are technical in nature.

Connecting Disparate Dots

Posted by editor on December 9, 2004 at 7:30 AM PST

Get your EJB's testable

Mutual Admiration Society

Posted by editor on December 8, 2004 at 8:13 AM PST

Enjoy the occasional ego-stoke