- Beauty. Let's face it, using uppercase for method names is mental.
- Free enterprise stacks, free frameworks, free IDEs, free everything! Buy now pay later.
- java.net, jcp.org - you can brew Java.
- Java is opensource - you can brew your own java.
- Java is supported by all vendors, except Microsoft.
- No more titles like "AWESOME WEBSITE WITH PICTURES"
- Dzone is an awesome website with awesome pictures of other awesome websites! If you hover over the picture, it pops up an awesome bigger picture!
- You can customise how many articles to show on one page eg. a lot. I really do digg this feature. This should be number one.
- Mmmmm.... software.
- You only need 4 votes.
This the first part of my work-in-progress, um, online book, woohoo!
It's a preachy scifi/fantasy online book, trilogy in 42 parts, on how you could rewrite your database application using Swing. It's gonna be whatsit, creative commons, partly because it's not gonna be worth the, um, paper its not written on.
dzone.com is helluva well done. In my book it's got the critical mass already to rapidly become the top developer site on the internet.
Someone asked, "Do you really need a persistent layer?"
Got me to musing.
We all know that the right way to do things, like software program thingyies, is... Use Hibernate, or JPA. Use JEE containers (Spring or EJB3). Expose your middle-tier with minty EJB3 WS-* webservices, or yummy Apache Axis2. Etcetera.
I've never actually heard Mr Slackware before (i mean heard him speak), only heard about him since forever of course.
Check out this podcast - he's SUCH a cool dude, and so great to listen to - isn't it great that we're in the podcast era?! :)
You know what? There's no substitute for hearing a person talk. They say a picture speaks a thousand words.
Frank Somerville posted "My Favorite Java Developer interview questions" which i enjoyed reading a minute ago. Here are some answers to avoid ;)
Q. When does the JVM do Garbage Collection?
I got no idea. Who's JVM, is he the janitor here?
I got a PC that i wanna setup as a multimedia center. I got a CentOS DVD, but that doesn't have multimedia, so that's how this exercise started. So i was looking for some linux warez. With the following requirements.
Of my heroes, i've seen some of them in real life. In order of appearance, Bill Joy, Eric Raymond, and Richard Stallman.
I've emailed a few heroes as well, a few years ago - and they even replied, a few times! Like Bjarne and Alex - the C++ guys. I'm not on first-name-terms with these guys - it's just that i can't remember and/or certainly can't spell their surnames right now!