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Open Source

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. And, now, that old rush, that desire to excel, to exceed expectations, or at least...
on Apr 29, 2005
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, this passage (copied intact w/ a bunch of great, much appreciated, embedded reference links): There's one really good choice for such a format today: MPEG-4. It's an open, if...
on Apr 24, 2005
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. (author's note / disclaimer: I just realized after posting this that the title makes this sound like an entry on domain-specific languages, which would have definitely...
on Apr 18, 2005