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Fernando Lozano

Fernando Lozano is an independent consultant who has worked with information systems since 1991. Among his customers are government agencies, chemical, banking and health-care corporations. He has a BA in computer science as well as many professional certifications in networking, databases and software development from Sun, IBM, Microsoft, LPI and Red Hat. He's also a counselor to the Linux Professional Institute Brazillian affiliate and associate edior at Java Magazine (Brazil), besides teaching operating aystems and object oriented programming college courses.


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Great Expectations and a few disappointments with NetBeans 5

Posted by flozano on November 22, 2005 at 5:55 PM PST

Last Saturday (November 19th) I went to OneDayJava 2005, an event hosted by Rio de Janeiro SouJava affiliate and had the privilege of hearing a speech from Robert Brewin, NetBeans and Sun Java Studio Creator Chief Architect.

What makes programming languages easier?

Posted by flozano on October 21, 2005 at 8:27 AM PDT

Vickan's Goyal blog Make it easy about Bruce Tate's article started some debate about the advantages (and disadvantages) on programming languages being closer do English.

How to Make Java Suited For Desktop Apps

Posted by flozano on April 1, 2005 at 8:01 AM PST

How to Make Java Suited For Desktop Apps.

Even if you manage to create a terrific first Swing app for your users, the second one will probably hurt you.

Joshua Marinacci's asked on his Blog Why don't you ship Swing apps? and suggested some usual reasons like deploying the JRE, Swing API complexity and corporate

Why don't open source developers help make open source java real?

Posted by flozano on March 15, 2005 at 11:36 AM PST

In spite of all the rants about the need of open source Java, the open source / free software community itself is doing very little to make it real.

Not to disregard the efforts of the kaffe, gcj, classpath teams and other involved with F/OSS Java VMs, but what are big open source java projects from Apache Jakarta and Eclipse, small projects like HSQLDB and JUnit, and even individual open source

The Linux Java community

Posted by flozano on February 28, 2005 at 10:26 AM PST

Before entering the subject of this post, let me introduce myself as the newest member of the group of Java.Net community leaders. I'm not here to replace Kevin in the Linux community, but to work with him in making the main source of information for Java developers who work on the Linux OS.