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NeoOffice/J 0.7 Released

Posted by webmink on October 13, 2003 at 2:29 PM PDT

While we're celebrating the third birthday of OpenOffice.org, I'd like to pass huge congratulations to Patrick Luby on the release of v0.7 of NeoOffice/J for Mac OS X.

Integrating Tomcat and Apache on Mac OS X

Posted by simongbrown on October 13, 2003 at 2:24 PM PDT

I've been looking at integrating Apache and Tomcat on my PowerBook so that my dev environment more closely matches the box hosting my domain. Although I really do like open source, one of the biggest problems for me is that I always seem to need software that I have to build from the original source. This is one of the reasons I bought a Mac.

Making things right

Posted by daniel on October 13, 2003 at 1:34 PM PDT

I recently set up a new computer. Installing the applications and getting everything working wasn't so hard - but they didn't feel quite right. I had to go through and reset my preferences and tweak the applications in those little ways that make them fit me - key bindings, font size, window location, ... the usual.

jUnit to the Rescue

Posted by schaefa on October 10, 2003 at 2:02 PM PDT

I was just recently faced with taunting task to revamping the transaction handling of the J2EE server without breaking it but improving performance and removing any resource leaks. Already two developers tried to do this but had problems to understand the existing code in the first place and so I failed, too.

Competition Announced

Posted by daniel on October 10, 2003 at 12:03 PM PDT

There's a new programmer competition for developing 3G applications for the Motorola A920 handset.

From the announcement:

P2P Could Make Internet More Reliable: Gettin' JNGI With It.

Posted by steve on October 10, 2003 at 6:54 AM PDT

P2P is how the internet was supposed to constructed. Instead we got an client - server architecture. So says this incredibly interesting and challenge-issuing report from the MIT Enterprise Technology Review.

More free time

Posted by daniel on October 9, 2003 at 4:15 PM PDT

There's plenty of pressure to run a leaner organization. You're being asked to squeeze every bit of productivity out of your team. Tell them to take half a day each week to "play".

RE: File Access in EJB

Posted by schaefa on October 9, 2003 at 12:50 PM PDT

As Simon Brown pointed out the J2EE specification restrict you to access files on the file system but sometimes you have to and then you need to control the damage by keeping the breach of the specification local and not to spread it all over your code.

The Future of Native Interfaces

Posted by wiverson on October 9, 2003 at 11:12 AM PDT

I got a lot of questions about JNI after my Mac OS X for Java Geeks book was published. I just wrote an article for ONJava, Mac OS X JNI Revisited.

Blarg #1: Are JSP Still Relevant?

Posted by jfalkner on October 9, 2003 at 10:43 AM PDT

Blarg #1: Why are JSPs still relevant?

You seem like the perfect guy to ask.