If you read my last blog entry about J2SDK 1.5 alpha availability, you know you cannot make public comments about. So, with that information in mind, let's move on :-D
I was going to blog about Date and Calendar (and how terrible they are), but these must wait now.
Straight to the point: if you want to get J2SDK 1.5.0 alpha, just go to:
One thing I've been missing in Java is support for enums. Some of you might be asking: but what is a enum and why should I care about them? A enum is, in a simple way, a class with a limited domain. For example, a class representing the seasons we have during the year - although climate seems crazy these days, anyway, but that's a different story - is a enum.
Previously, I have promoted JSTL as an easier way to code the web tier. While I haven't changed my mind about it, I have just come accross one of its pitfalls yesterday, a few minutes after writing a blog entry about grid computing.
"Grid computing" - though it was quite an unknown concept till a few years ago, now everyone is talking about it. Some are saying it is everything we were missing, the next big thing. Others, as some java.net bloggers, are simply skeptical and uncertain about its practical use.
To begin with, if you ever read any of my first blog entries, three months ago, when I had the time to write them :-P, you may have found this topic a bit unusual for a guy who likes to talk about APIs and JSRs.
"Java is indeed very powerful, flexible and scalable, but it is pretty hard to do simple things with it!" "
A few weeks ago, Tesla, the company I work for, sent all its employees to a non-techie workshop. One of the videos that was presented there contained the following sentence: "When paradigms change, everyone gets back to zero". That sentence got stuck into my mind because it reminded me of the OOP-to-AOP transition we are experiencing right now.
If you could change EJBs, what would you do? If you had full power to add features or redesign the old ones, what would be different today? Well, in fact, you have the power to do it, but you need to be fast! JSR-220 is in its early stages and during JavaOne Linda DeMichiel, the spec lead, made it clear she wants to get input from the community.
If you have been to the last edition of JavaOne, then you probably have seen me :-) I was one of the crazy, shameless Brazilian guys who attended the conference this year. No, I wasn't the "Brazilian superman", as one guy who works for Sun named Bruno Souza, our Javaman. :-) But, getting back to the point, there is a lot more about Java development and Brazil than you might know.