So, I recently ran across an excellent job search site called Indeed.com. It's one of these hip new vertical search engines, with a focus on jobs, of course. One of Indeed's best features is its Job Trends graph.
If you're interested in my $0.02 on AJAX, check out my Public Static editorial in JavaPro magazine. Here's an excerpt:
I must admit I'm a big fan of periodicals. I'm a magazine junkie. I've gotten into arguments with my wife about the pile of magazines on the coffee table (now we have a six-foot tall magazine rack instead). I regularly read SD Times, InfoWorld, Dr.
So, I've been happily using Opera for a while now. I have applied a cool skin, imported my Firefox bookmarks, created and saved sessions (Opera has session-saving of tabs built-in), and so on.
There are, of course, a few caveats:
- I'm not too fond of the way Opera caches things. For normal browsing this is fine, but it's annoying for web development.
There are only a few major events in the Java universe each year. The most obvious one is JavaOne, but another major one is TheServerSide Java Symposium. This conference seems to get bigger and better each year. Even though I spoke at TSS' Java in Action conference last fall, I missed their Symposium last year.
I have the privilege of speaking at Chariot Solution's Emerging Technology Conference in Philadelphia, PA on March 16th. Chariot has pulled together an excellent group of people to discuss hot new technologies and the way the technology landscape is changing.
Like many Java developers (and an increasing number of web users in general), I have been a big Firefox supporter ever since I switched from Mozilla quite some time ago. The development plugins make it great for building web applications, tab browsing is cool, and it's a snappy little browser.
Or at least it used to be snappy.
So, if you ever read this blog, you may have noticed that I don't blog very frequently. However, I really enjoy writing (which is a good thing since I get paid to do it). I often think about blog entries and roll them over in my head. Unfortunately, a very small percentage of my in-memory blogs ever make it to disk.
I've been to quite a few conferences and symposiums lately, and I must say that JavaZone 2005 was one of the best. It had the right mix of in-depth talks, range, great attendees, and a smattering of vendors and exhibits. It also had a classy feel, which I'm always fond of :-).