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Crucial semantics

Posted by editor on December 7, 2004 at 7:07 AM PST

Dotting i's, crossing t's, hoping to keep the lawyers away

Carried from the field

Posted by editor on December 6, 2004 at 11:47 AM PST

Can you train for unsustainable pace?

I hope our international readers will permit me an American football
analogy as I fill in for Daniel. Don't worry, it will come around to
Java after a paragraph or two.

In the middle

Posted by editor on December 3, 2004 at 6:28 AM PST

Is "would be nice" a compelling reason for a new language feature?

A DRY wit

Posted by editor on December 2, 2004 at 12:25 PM PST

One aspect beats a hundred pastes

Why Mac Developers are Concerned About the J2SE 5.0 Wait

Posted by editor on October 7, 2004 at 5:31 PM PDT

With Tiger released for the systems that Sun cares about - Windows, Linux and Solaris - it was only a few hours before the where's the OS X version posts started appearing.

Mac and Java: I see the love, now where's the point?

Posted by editor on August 4, 2004 at 11:22 AM PDT

OK, first, I'm not bitter. Yes, as Daniel reported, when I did my demo at ADHOC, I did attract some boos when I typed java BadBadThing on the command line. It's OK.

JavaOne unpack, ADHOC repack

Posted by editor on July 8, 2004 at 6:33 PM PDT

This year was my first time attending JavaOne, and it was a busy week of sessions, keynotes, editing, blogging, and meeting people at the booth and in the halls of Moscone Center.

But the conference I really like is coming up in two weeks.

Jeri topples Stalin

Posted by editor on July 1, 2004 at 9:53 AM PDT

At a previous job, we developed a Jini-based system to discover and expose whichever of our services were present on a customer's network. This led to a large Jini federation within the company's network, which led to problems as we hopped firewalls to remote points on the WAN.

Apple @ JavaOne

Posted by editor on June 29, 2004 at 11:54 AM PDT

Apple's JavaOne session this morning, Tech Manager Francois Jouaux and several other Apple representatives laid out the case for Java on the Mac, and why Java developers should develop on and for the Mac.

Java Studio Creator for Mac OS X

Posted by editor on June 28, 2004 at 3:36 PM PDT

After a fair amount of hue and cry when the first previews of the all-Java Java Studio Creatorum, hello, run anywhere — Sun has announced that an early-access Mac ve