Ok, my attention is officially drained. The onslaught of portable gaming for the corporate set will be the single reason that meetings will double in time, have participants wondering what you were babbling about while they were blasting aliens and no one will know what happened in that last hour. Ok, maybe it's not that dire but with the....hold on....new game starting....
Valentine and impending doom, when in the same sentence, are redundant. Perhaps the following lines from John Donne(1572 to 1631) might be of somehelp to the needy.
What's right and wrong with EJB today? It's about time someone asked for your opinion, don't you think?
Recently, a fellow Minneapolitan wrote me and asked about the future of the American programmer. I'm a far cry from the Delphic Oracle, but I gave it a shot anyhow.
Extreme Programming was developed from the concept that if a practice is good (such as testing) then doing it all the time (Test Driven Development) is better. My focus is on decoupling, which tells us that we should separate out pieces of code that should change independently. Packages and visibility are ways that Java enforces decoupling. If we agree that decoupling in our code is good then decoupling our code from the technology that we wrap it in for delivery is better. Let’s call it Extreme Decoupling.
Sun has officially released the first beta of J2SE v1.5.
Mac OS X Java 1.4.2 goes final with substantial improvements, including LiveConnect support for the Safari web browser.
What ever happened to scalable vector graphics (aka SVG)? Where are the tools and the commercial support? (Bonus: a link to a reasonable free, open source Java UML tool).
Jakarta Standard Taglib version 1.1.0 has just been released. This is the first "official" implementation of the JSTL 1.1 final specification.
You are on a J2EE project using Struts framework. You have started using ActionForms and are also drawn to the power of DynaActionForms. They are easy and XML based (no Java class). And so you start replacing the ActionForms with DynaActionForms. But, have you thought out your choice well?
An answer to:
I'm a young java programmer(for now) and on the brink of writing my SCJP1.4 exam I want to be a Java Developer(J2EE) more than anything else. I've picked up REALLY REALLY bad coding conventions and norms along my path to Java-enlightenment and I would like to know from YOU, what could I do to turn this around and become a precision Java Developer, Are there Rules and Guidelines (in ENGLISH) that I can follow that will set me apart as a "developer of note"?
In January's performance news, the slumbering issue of badly performing strict Math finally bit Sun in public.
Sun is surveying Java folks about the 2004 JavaOne conference.
XP and Scrum project plans can operate with less detail than traditional project plans; this is like a fisheye lens, which shows more detail about things close to the center.
Using a compression filter can greatly reduce the size of the content your server sends to a client. Usually the overhead of using a compression filter is negligable, but sometimes you need to know what the overhead is. Here is a simple timing test to get a rough idea of how much longer it takes to send a compressed response.
Further adventures in Linux.Java.net
Providing better integration of Java into the Linux environment is a great new frontier that increases the audience of both. The Java.net Community Manager considers how Linux and Java fit together.
The annual RSA Conference is coming up on February 23-27 in San Francisco, and Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) vendors will be there to take part in an interoperability demonstration that's third in a long-running series.
First thing's first. If you want to do it, you have to keep your ass in the seat.
Or "dependency injection", if you want to call it that. I've been working with some testing code for the last several days and I had to do a bunch of funky constructor calls, then it struck me what the whole IoC-3 thing was all about.