Day one of TSSJS has been a mix of wow! and doh!
Like Ed, I've been intrigued by the promise of AJaX, but when I consider it in a wider context I'm a bit concerned.
Why is so much software so bad?
I've read or heard this question thousands of times, and I
repeatedly ask this question myself (I am sometimes embarrassed
to be a programmer when my non-techno-friends struggle with bad
I recently came across a discussion of WebForms2, and after checking out the links I've come away pleasantly optimistic that building form-centric web applications is about to get simpler.
The WebForms2 proposal is a product of WhatWG (the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working G
I am a big fan of Open Source software; in fact I canâ€™t imagine doing my job without it. Itâ€™s great to be able to benefit from shared code, and life as a programmer has certainly been a lot more fun since Open Source became prevalent.
Most of us have heard Open Source described as "cancer".
Robert Sessions has published a good article discussing the
“fuzzy boundaries” between object, components, and web
This has very little to do with Java, except reminding us that it is important to keep thinking outside the box...
'Fix it' or 'crash it' aren't NASA's only Hubble options:
Recent reports sadly indicate that NASA has abandoned plans to save the Hubble due to budgetary concerns. This reminds me of 1979 when NASA had to let Skylab crash.
Daniel's recent blog on the new J2SE certification exam gives me hope... reducing trivia and tricks is a step in the right direction.
I've never taken any of the Java exams.
Here are some notes from a "brown bag" talk that I am preparing for our IT staff, many of whom are died-in-the-wool mainframe COBOL programmers. This talk will be far more evangelical then technical, and I hope that it will de-mystify SOA for some.