My first 24 hours with NetBeans6.0 (final). I'm going to color a little outside the lines here, and soapbox a bit about "tools I use" (in NetBeans). Specifically: Spring 2.5, "vim", and Maven2.
So... I've been out of town (& country, actually) for the past couple weeks, & am just now catching up on news & events. These days, I go for weeks at a stretch practically incommunicado (traveling, work), which makes time move at a strange (Vonnegut-esque) pace / direction.
Once again, a company (to remain nameless... in fact, let's call this a hypothetical situation) made a broad, sweeping decision to commit all of its in-house developers to a single IDE platform for all internal development. Let's just say that it's either Eclipse or Netbeans. (No need to get all holy-[ide]-war in this post; that's not the point.)
These are kinda fun threads, where people can take a break from lengthy involved religious discussions on such topics as "Are Generics Bad?" (A: only if you use them) and/or "Does .Net have a future?" (A: yes, but not in computing).
I had heard recently from someone, yet again, that "contorting" maven to allow for multiple source directories was inconvenient, if not an outright chore.
Well, as most the audience of java.net can probably attest, starting a new position w/ a new company is more akin to an initiation than orientation. (Also the cause for my recent blogio silence.) After the first week, I finally got the paperwork done to gain access to the forms I need to start the paperwork.
Recently there've been a couple posts on the future of JMF (or lack thereof), and subsequent (and informative) post (and comments) arguing that future developments in media should support of MPEG-4 ; in particular,
Increasingly, I feel like being a good, responsible Java developer no longer means merely being able to write solid code in Java, but rather increasingly it means knowing when not to program in Java. And that's a lot more work.
A story on NPR this morning about
congress wanting to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months (to help reduce energy consumption) made me wonder.... Don't you think this will affect any running systems?
A little background: At a conference some time ago (ommitting details, protecting innocents), a self-proclaimed Java / Open Source advocate Speaker was commenting on his build process: with a gleam of pride in the eye, he described a complicated (and "cool") system of symbolic links to keep things organized and current. End users?