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Sam Dalton and I are running a JSIG session about Java development on Mac OS X next month... Java Development on Mac OS X The Mac OS X platform is gaining ground with developers because of its stable UNIX based architecture, easy to use UI and integrated Java runtime. This session discusses experiences of Java/J2EE development on Mac OS X, talking about the advantages and disadvantages of...
on Feb 24, 2004


I receive quite a few questions related to my J2ME Archive and wireless development blogs. From time to time I'll select one that's particularly pertinent to highlight here. For this tip, Ellick Chan (working pervasive education and integrating mobile devices into Gaia) asked: How can I use GSM's SMS capabilitiy to deliver push notifications to MIDlets? The MIDP 2.0 spec allows you to push...
on Feb 18, 2004


In an article in the UK's PC Pro magazine, Sun fires back over Open Source Java accusations, Simon Phipps, Sun's Chief Technology Evangelist and blogger, rails about Eric Raymond's recent open letter to Sun, Let Java Go. Seems pretty clear that both sides make some points and miss their marks. I don't have the time right now into a blow by blow analysis but I will say that I'm...
on Feb 18, 2004
The New York Times recently published a
on Feb 15, 2004
We all know the feeling of post conference-idous, when you need to decompress from all of the exciting things you learned about and figure out what was real and what was just flat out cool. After attending ETech, I thought, why decompress when we can just continue to transform. This conference has been like the weather in the States in Denver, CO. For those of us who live here, we know it
on Feb 13, 2004
Way back in July 2003 I blogged about palmOne licensing IBM's J2ME implementation (WME) for its Tungsten devices. Tungstens with built in Java support are now in use, but as I noted back in that blog: When will all Palm devices, much less all Palm OS based devices, include a built in Java runtime, not just the Tungstens? Time will tell, but my gut says very soon: If they don't, they'll suffer...
on Feb 13, 2004
According to this EWeek article, Sun has a promotion through June, 2004 wherein a purchase of Sun's Java Studio Enterprise product subscription also gets you an AMD Opteron-based SunFire server. The catch is that the subscription cost is $1500 per year with what looks like a 3 year commitment. I do like the switch to focusing on the hardware as a support for the software.
on Feb 11, 2004
I feel like I'm swimming upstream against a tide of derision from my peers, but unlike so many who disagreed with Jonathan Schwartz's recent article/editorial/advertisement on JDJ, I think what Jonathan said makes a lot of sense. What company in the world wants to invest time and money in creating custom, one-off IT systems which are completely orthogonal to its core business efforts? The status...
on Feb 10, 2004
Check out my Artima blog entry on the case study of JSR 166: Concurrency Utilities.
on Feb 10, 2004


Sun has released Gilad Bracha's Generics Tutorial.
on Feb 17, 2004
'Tis true; for those that she makes fair she scarce makes honest, and those that she makes honest she makes very ill-favouredly-As You Like It, Act I, Scene ii As much as I hear people talking about "a renewed interest in Java on the desktop", I hear just as many differences in basic assumptions about what we want or expect from these applications. Conversations with other authors and webloggers...
on Feb 13, 2004


There have been some interesting and useful discussions and guidelines on API design from people like Steven Clarke and Bill Venners. And the discussion can get pretty heavy. But I'll just mention one idea: APIs should not be exempt from fundamental usability principles. I'm coming from the selfish perspective of one who has to actually learn to *use* these things, and, more recently, as someone...
on Feb 16, 2004


Back in September Allen Holub said that accessors are evil, there was also a long thread on TSS about Allen's article. Then very recently Cedric Beust posted that he thought accessors are here to stay and that Allen Holub was all wrong (I tend to agree with Cedric on accessors but Allen did make a couple of good points). Which all seem to have very little to do with JSF I know but... Consider...
on Feb 14, 2004
Java Developer Journal is running a press release, er, article about Sun's latest marcom that "Middleware is History". I suppose this phrase is in reaction to IBM's "Middleware is Everywhere" (witness the dueling billboards on Highway 101), but I don't think they're sending a positive message. The followups posted to this article are near universally negative. I realize that Sun is going...
on Feb 10, 2004
Version 1.0 of the XWork command processing framework and version 2.0 of the WebWork web application framework (which is built on top of XWork) have been released.
on Feb 9, 2004


Eric S. Raymond has posted an open letter to Sun on the topic of open source and Java. With typical ESR directness, he tells Sun that they need to choose between ubiquity or control. They can't have it both ways. I'm generally in agreement with Eric on this one. I think Java needs to be open sourced to survive. James Gosling has even made favorable statements about open-sourcing Java. The...
on Feb 13, 2004
This place is a riot. I met three people today that said,
on Feb 11, 2004
There are times when it
on Feb 11, 2004
JSR 133 -- Java Memory Model and Thread Specification Revision has been released for public review. Note that the review period ends on March 7, 2004 so check it out and submit your comments sooner rather than later.
on Feb 9, 2004