Finally I found time for a technical log here at Java.net. This time I want to discuss a shortcoming of the EJB specification and how they can be fixed to make the life of EJB developers and application server administrators easier and the deployed applications more robust.
A friend emailed that he had just seen the new java.net front page and wondered when we changed it. His daily interaction with java.net is through our RSS feed. This leads to wondering what might be the equivalent of an RSS newsreader that can be used to browse web services?
Joel Spolsky ("Joel on Software") built his company offices designed for actual programmers and their teams. A radical notion, really. Here's one sample: Put lots of outlets in each office at desk height. No reason to be crawling on the floor with your butt in the air as an invitation to anyone passing by.
First things first ... this last week I attended a RadioHead concert that was, simply put, A*MAZE*ZING! "Good for the soul" kind of amazing.
It's Friday so I thought I'd do another Swing hack:
When I'm doing really complicated Swing layouts I often have trouble figuring
out which component on screen matches the one in my code, especially if there are custom widgets or subclasses that look the same as normal ones (like formatted text fields) or that don't have easy to see borders.