A public thank you to Sun Microsystems for choosing
to side with its community, to side with the open-source community on Java.
Each time I look at the task of constructing a business software application, I see tremendous repetition.
in a java.net article i wrote on ashkelon a few months ago, i'd mentioned the idea of resurrecting a community docs web site based on ashkelon. the original site was at dbdoc.org, whose name always felt a little inadequate. so i checked on openjavadocs.org and lo and behold, it was available.
Surprisingly, it looks like Willie Nelson's song "On the road again" applies to me quite fittingly this year (with a minor edit, that is).
The Austin JUG held its July meeting two days ago. The topic was "JavaOne 2003 Recap." We had a great turnout and the level of interest was high..
I recently read Will Iverson's "Mac OS X for Java Geeks" and thought I'd
contribute my impressions of this recently published book.
Don't ask me why but I ordered my copy of the O'Reilly
Tomcat book online instead of picking it up at the bookstore
at JavaOne. My copy just came in the mail.
It's nice to see how Tomcat has matured and that we now
have access to a bound reference on this popular server
which has become an industry workhorse.
Thanks to the authors, the contributors, and to O'Reilly for