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a well rounded package in Juliet

Posted by alanwilliamson on July 30, 2003 at 6:13 AM PDT

It was at the end of day#3 at JavaOne and I was tired. I was tired of product pitches, tired of talking, and tired of listening to all the hype. I was collapsed in a chair looking forward to heading over to the JBoss Matrix showing so I could sit in a dark room and not have to speak to anyone without feeling guilty.

Java Performance News

Posted by jacksjpt on July 30, 2003 at 2:58 AM PDT

The July newsletter was published. And naturally I wouldn't leave you ignorant of that highly important fact.

Sun and Open Source - Development, not Deployment

Posted by webmink on July 29, 2003 at 10:00 PM PDT

In his recent posting on Alan Williamson asks how open source software can ever be profitable. I believe his thinking confuses two different issues - how software is developed and how it is deployed. In some contexts they are the same thing, but in a growing number they are completely different.

JavaSpaces Still Alive

Posted by gvaughn on July 29, 2003 at 4:53 PM PDT

I've long watched the JavaSpaces and Jini community because it is such a great technology, but sadly from a work experience standpoint, I haven't had a chance to really get my hands dirty. That's still the case, but I have new hope. JPower has released a free (as in beer) JavaSpace JMX component. It runs in any JMX container.

Not a Technical Issue

Posted by daniel on July 29, 2003 at 11:22 AM PDT

You see a need for hole to be filled in a particular software offering or API. It's just so obvious. It wouldn't be that hard to do. You ask, "Why don't they just < fill your favorite pet peeve here>". Often the barrier to accomplishing your goal is not a technical issue.

No More Programmers

Posted by pbrittan on July 29, 2003 at 11:12 AM PDT

I hear that Macromedia Flash is going to alleviate the burden of having programmers.


Posted by pbrittan on July 29, 2003 at 11:09 AM PDT

Thanks for visiting my Blog. And thanks to for hosting it!

In this space I plan to comment on a range of topics including rich thin clients, Java, Microsoft, browsers, standards, business strategy, software development, product usability, and the effects of the Internet and collaborative systems.

BEA beats IBM in SPECjAppServer2002

Posted by alanwilliamson on July 29, 2003 at 5:50 AM PDT

After the debacle around the infamous ServerSide report, you could be forgiven for treating all benchmarks and performance comparisons with a pinch of a salt.

Co-existence of Java 2D, Java3D, JOGL, and Mac-n-Cheese

Posted by campbell on July 28, 2003 at 9:46 PM PDT

[I was going to reply to Chris's excellent weblog in the talkback section, but I started rambling and it touched on some other thoughts I've had, so I decided to ramble here instead...

The End (of Java3D) and the Beginning (of JOGL)?

Posted by editor on July 28, 2003 at 6:52 PM PDT

Anecdotal evidence has been brewing for a while that the Java 3D API has been in a state of decay. Today's events seem to resolve the situation, with a much more promising future for 3D graphics in java than when we woke up this morning, even if that future doesn't seem to include Java3D itself.