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Embrace, Extend, Extinguish on the browser?

Posted by pbrittan on October 9, 2003 at 6:31 AM PDT

Is Microsoft ready to move onto the 'extinguish' phase with the Web browser?

Tag Libraries

Posted by daniel on October 8, 2003 at 2:57 PM PDT

There is always tension between programmers who design and develop JSP pages and the content providers who author or edit these pages. How much programming should a page author need to know?

Blog, blog, blog, why would a professional J2EE developer do this?

Posted by jfalkner on October 8, 2003 at 1:16 PM PDT

Blogging, the shameless method of displaying ones opinions on the net. It makes a person feel important, authoritative, as if the whole world is taking the time to read what they write. I don't like blogs. I fail to see them as much more than another time-leaching distraction on the web.

File access in EJB

Posted by simongbrown on October 8, 2003 at 11:23 AM PDT

File access has always been a controversial activity within EJB-based applications because of the restrictions placed upon bean providers by the EJB specification.

How do you test tag libraries?

Posted by simongbrown on October 7, 2003 at 11:58 AM PDT

Matt is looking for a way to test tag libraries and rather than write a lengthy comment, I thought I'd follow it up here.

Seeking grand challenges

Posted by daniel on October 7, 2003 at 3:52 AM PDT

How do you go about finding a grand challenge? The problem has to be worth solving and, to be grand, should require significant effort with a hope of being solved.


Today in Projects and Communities,

HttpClient - another great Jakarta Commons component

Posted by simongbrown on October 6, 2003 at 12:58 PM PDT

I was putting TrackBack support into Pebble the other day and the found that the technical details of a TrackBack involve sending a HTTP POST request to the remote server.

Figuring out what went wrong

Posted by daniel on October 6, 2003 at 5:15 AM PDT

All of a sudden it seems as if everyone is talking about exceptions. Recent featured articles on java.net have
recommended everything from using them in a fine grained way to turning to a scripting language when you just need to get something done and don't want to worry about types or exceptions.

Design For Exceptions

Posted by dwalend on October 6, 2003 at 4:57 AM PDT

I read Bill Venner's interview with James Gosling, "Failure and Exceptions," and with Anders Hejlsberg, "The Trouble with Checked Exceptions," and was a little surprised. I thought exceptions would be in .Net since .Net has taken so many other features from Java.

It's time to move on

Posted by felipeal on October 5, 2003 at 8:16 PM PDT

There's been a lot of talk lately about how Tiger (J2SE 1.5) is going to make Java easier to develop with, bringing it to the masses (or as Sun call it, to the "corporate developers"). I have no doubt that this promise *will* be fullfilled. My question is: *when* will that happen?