Michael Tsai has recently finished a Chinese translation of one of my popular O'Reilly articles, "Another Java Servlet Filter Most Web Applications Should Have". If Chinese is your native language and you are a web application programmer, this translation is for you. Thanks Michael!
Check out the java.net monthly report for March 2004.
Subtle changes to the software process might greatly improve the foundation of public code in niche domains without creating too many headaches.
JSTL's SQL and XML are controversial taglibs. A lot of people complain they hurt the MVC principles, while others defend they can be useful in some situations (specially on protoypes and small projects). The truth is, both sides are right: it can causes great havoc in a MVC-based application, but it is an invaluable tool in small, time-limited projects like the one shown in this blog.
Unlike JAG, I'm going to get everyone mad. Well, maybe not. Lots of comments on random stuff.
As the Java.net News Director, I have my fair share of sources of Java news, announcements, and banter that I try to keep an eye on daily.
This morning I finished putting together one site, one rss feed, that gets everything related to Java. PlanetJava is it's name and java rss feeds is its game. You can grab the latest from The Server Side, developerWorks, XMLhack, Jason Hunter, etc etc etc. Of course there are java.net feeds too!
Rick Ross, the founder of Javalobby.org, wrote a reflective article about how things have changed since he started the initiative in 1997. He reflects a little on how things have changed and how he would like to reorient the focus industry leaders, like Sun and IBM, on developers.
When learning a new piece of Java technology, specifications can be a great resource.
Using the right tools for the job means everything. Focussing on language-neutral concepts like resource utilization may significantly aid the growing number of life scientist who are joining the code developer ranks. And it may divert them from disaster during their software's life-cycle.
Many C/C++ developers let an ego get in the way of being a better programmer.
Kathy Sierra notes that today's kids are more immersed in technology then the geeks of old... and don't consider themselves "geeks".
Sun says "The open-source model is our friend". Eric says "Let Java go".
Social networking is poised to be the catalyst for the next wave of applications we'll see pouring out of shops. It's a whole lot different than you probably think but will we get it right this time or is it just a never ending on going evolution?
There are times when it’s fun to be a geek, and then there are times when it’s great to be a geek. If you are only interested in what goes on within the walls of your cube, don’t bother reading this blog.
O’Reilly has gathered quite the diverse crowd at the Emerging Tech conference this week taking place in San Diego. Where else could you be exposed to a digital democracy teach-in and relativistic time dilation in the same place?
JSR 133, the Java Memory Model and Thread Specification Revision, has been released for public review.
In my last blog entry I asked what we should do to make EJB better - this blog entry reports on your feedback.
The Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) will go back into the lab.
Sun is surveying Java folks about the 2004 JavaOne conference.
The difference between open source developers and commercial developers is the pretty much the same as the difference between a starving fine artist and a fat and happy commercial artist.