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Which came first? Object Oriented Methodology or Object Oriented Languages? From where I was standing at the time I'd have to say Object Oriented Methodology. Our practical experience with software led us to value encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism - but we didn't have to tools to enforce those concepts in our code. End result: We knew how to write good code but it was awfully hard...
on Oct 15, 2008
Welcome to this new blog, my blog :). I'll use this blog to talk about Java technologies than I used and keep the rest to my personal blog : http://sebastiendionne.ca I'm happy to be a new committer for Grizzly framework. I started using Grizzly since few months, and I mostly did demos using Grizzly. I did a Migration Guide for network applications using NIO. The article has been chosen in...
on Oct 13, 2008
Sun Student Technology Camp is an effort to educate students about what is going on in the world of technology. If you are a student, from middle school on up through university-level, then this is for you! There are presentations, demos, hands-on activities on the latest and most innovative technology from resident technology geeks. The topic for upcoming camp is Open Source. Find out how...
on Oct 13, 2008
Participation criterias: Aged 26 or younger 20 minutes technical talk Submission Deadline: 31. December 2008 Companies are invited to assist their Jazoon Rookies. Procedure: Submit until 31. December 2008 Program Committee selects the top 10 submissions Jazoon Rookies record a part of their talk on video and submit it Voting of the videos Top 3 Jazoon...
on Sep 27, 2008
ACM Queue just published Part 1 of a two-part series on software engineering: an interview with Steve Bourne, Eric Allman, and Bryan Cantrill, three experts on the subject matter. The Q&As center on "the bread and butter of every developer's life, tools and technologies, and how the process of software development has changed (or not changed) with the rise of certain popular development...
on Sep 24, 2008
Man, I go away for one little year, and you all go and change the industry on me! I'm sure most of you don't remember me. It's been quite a while since I've blogged here. I used to work on tools for developing speech recognition applications, and blogged a bit on NetBeans RCP. Well, after 7 years of that, it was time for a sabbatical. I’ve been all over the map, and met some really great...
on Sep 23, 2008
Students, check out Student Central, a brand new site at Sun. The content there is specifically tailored for you: open-source software, training and certification, career opportunities, Campus Ambassador Program, events, social networks.
on Sep 22, 2008
sun.com/students is one-stop for all students interested in Sun Microsystems. It has content related to all students: Student Lounge where students can hang out (facebook, friendfeed, flickr and others) Student Blogs OSUM community (Open Source University Meetup, pronounced "awesome") Campus Ambassadors and many other pointers. Visit sun.com/students today! Here are few GlassFish...
on Sep 19, 2008
Back when I was working on Tandy's DeskMate we were trying to build a personal computer "that Mom could use". I think we came pretty close to that goal... Mom could use it. Unfortunately Mom didn't want to use it :-( Fast forward to today, and I am firmly entrenched in the wonderful world of Business Software Development Tools. I'm not so much interested in building software for businesses...
on Sep 18, 2008
My blog entry on User Manual Driven Development prompted Chris Adamson to share some thoughts of his own as For Reasons Unknown. My blog entry relates my early experience of developing an application from a pre-written user's guide. Since then I came across a very similar approach that's used by Daniel Brolund that he calls User Guide Driven Development... obviously great minds think alike...
on Sep 12, 2008
JSFOne 2008 ended on Saturday, and I have to say it was a wonderful show, even if it the whole thing seemed entirely too surreal. (When you're on the move and exhausted, and there's a flurry of activity around you, things tend to feel that way.) We had excellent speakers, attendees, and wonderful execution from the NFJS crew. For more details, check out my JSFCentral blog entry about the show....
on Sep 8, 2008
One of the best jobs that I ever had was back in the mid-80's working for Scott Cutler at Tandy Electronics Research and Development. I worked on the team that built the DeskMate II GUI shell and its associated applications. This was back in the glory days when many vendors were still pushing their own graphical environments - Apple clearly in the lead - Windows not yet quite measuring up -...
on Sep 5, 2008
Special thanks to Carl and Dick for a fun JavaPosse interview last week about JavaServer Faces and the JSFOne conference, which starts tomorrow. (Tor and Joe -- you were there in spirit!) Despite the joys of Skype dropping the call every minute or two, we managed to have a nice little chat. We even got into JSR 273 "(not) JavaBeans 2.0" and JSF tooling in general -- two areas the Posse members...
on Sep 3, 2008
Sun Tech Days are a free developer conference that's held worldwide with technical sessions and hands-on labs on the Java language, scripting, MySQL, the NetBeans IDE, OpenSolaris, and other topics. A new schedule for 2008-2009 is now available, starting in Sao Paulo, Brazil between September 29-October 1 and moving on to 12 other cities, including Seoul, Taipei, Guangzhou, Tokyo, Singapore,...
on Sep 2, 2008
Last week I returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where I had a chance to speak about Glassfish. I visited two of the major universities (UBA and ITBA) and also spoke at the free software conference Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre (JRSL). Overall, everyone was quite impressed with the power that Glassfish, Netbeans and MySQL have to offer. If you've never been to Buenos Aires, you're...
on Sep 2, 2008
My friend Bob was troubled when I blogged "Object Only Programming is Silly". Bob knows from experience that life after OO is dramatically better than life was before OO... so my criticisms just don't sit well with him. Obviously I must have gone off the deep end :-) If you're interested in Bob's thoughts and my reply, check out my ramblings: Another look at Object Oriented versus Process Driven...
on Aug 30, 2008
I've written a little about virtual worlds in some of my previous blogs, and this morning I'm excited to announce I'll be working more with the developer community in Second Life for Sun. In the past, I have given chats to developers on various topics of Java programming, especially to beginners. These are always fun events for me because the developer community in Second Life is so enthusiastic...
on Aug 27, 2008
As you watch the exciting Summer 2008 Games in Beijing, do check out a related cool, fun-filled Facebook game called myPicks Beijing 2008. The game enables players to predict Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal winners throughout the Summer 2008 Games. If a player predicts correctly, points are added to that person's home-country score. Ultimately, the country with the highest point total at the...
on Aug 13, 2008
Beginners in Java programming, do visit the New to Java Programming Center for Young Developers. The hub suggests a learning path and offers tutorials and other resources not only to audiences with no or little programming experience, but also to those geared for more advanced techniques. Included are pointers to intuitive tools like Greenfoot, BlueJ, Scratch, and Alice.org—all fun to...
on Aug 8, 2008
By Dana Nourie, August 2008 Java programming is easy to learn. All Java programs are made up of objects just like the world around you. And Java objects do things with each other like you do things with objects wherever you are. This article explains what Java objects are and how they interact with each other. You will get familiar with some basic...
on Aug 8, 2008