Is Go a Java replacement? Of course not, but I do wonder what Google's up to: http://thoughtfulprogrammer.blogspot.com/2010/01/why-go-googles-very-on-programming.html
Even if you love Netbeans, don't you think Eclipse is worth $5?
My last java.net blog was back in April... I really don't have anything Java relevent to share, just making sure that my java.net account doesn't go dormant.
I'm now based in Santa Fe New Mexico instead of Austin Texas. If you know of any interesting groups or events in the area, please let me know.
I heard the news while driving home Monday night... This is really very good news for Java.
The earlier acquisition talks of Sun by IBM would have provided significant resources, but let's face it... IBM began as a hardware company (as did Sun).
If you are a Developer who builds sites where folks go to "do things", then I hope can inspire you to think a bit about those "things" as part of a larger Process.
It's not a huge leap to build into your site the hooks that a Process Guy like me needs to incorporate your site into a larger Managed Process.
Rumor has it that IBM is buying Java - and the company that spawned it.
Of course I'm exaggerating- Sun's more than just Java - but I bet Java is the key.
Chris Adamson recently questioned the value of Swing 2 and I have to go one further... Isn't it time to admit that the Desktop is dead?
I think that it's pretty clear that GWT points to the future and "Swing 2" clings to the past.
There's an interesting thread going on over at InfoQ regarding the relationship between BPM and Software Engineering.
One subtext of this discussion raises a wider question - When is it "Programming" and when is it "Software Engineering"?
Which came first? Object Oriented Methodology or Object Oriented Languages?
Back when I was working on Tandy's DeskMate we were trying to build a personal computer "that Mom could use". I think we came pretty close to that goal... Mom could use it. Unfortunately Mom didn't want to use it :-(