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Bandwidth, Installers and Schema Updates

Posted by wiverson on September 22, 2003 at 7:06 PM PDT

I recently wrote an article, "Create Desktop Applications with Java-Based Web Technologies" for O'Reilly, and I was just pondering some of the feedback I got.

Phoning home

Posted by daniel on September 22, 2003 at 11:34 AM PDT

RMI is part of the J2SE stack. As more power becomes available on "limited devices" you may find J2SE running on devices that were once targets for J2ME. In the meantime, there have been several ideas on how to bring RMI to a phone near you.

Microsoft and Web Services

Posted by pbrittan on September 22, 2003 at 10:06 AM PDT

Web Services are a way for Microsoft to leverage the existing base of J2EE without having to do anything to support Java explicitly.

Truly reliable software?

Posted by joshy on September 21, 2003 at 6:33 PM PDT

I've been thinking. We have lots of software crashing these days. Some
due to bugs. Some due to viruses and worms. Some due to hardware failure. And yet software is becoming more common and important than ever before. So what can we do to make software more reliable?

Paper AirPlanes, Tinker Toys, Grids and P2P - and I'm quite certain I wasn't lost in a neighborhood Toys "R" Us

Posted by gonzo on September 20, 2003 at 6:47 PM PDT

I believe JXTA is one of the more social and organic enabling technologies that I have had the opportunity to work with. Candidly, working with JXTA is a serious kick in the pants.

Autoboxing - imagining the spec

Posted by daniel on September 19, 2003 at 6:27 AM PDT

The bloggers are at it again. This time the topic is autoboxing and there's a twist - we only kind of know what we're talking about.

Back to Darwin's Survival of the Fittest

Posted by schaefa on September 18, 2003 at 6:45 PM PDT

Lately you hear many software engineers complaining about competition in the software industry from foreign workers or foreign companies starting to compete. Finally, it seems, that the US is not an island anymore and that we are facing major competition. For me, I cannot comprehend the outcry maybe because I had to fight, learn, change and risk a secure lifestyle to become what I am now.

And This One Is Better Than Ever!

Posted by campbell on September 18, 2003 at 5:08 PM PDT

Do not expect any order or rhyme or reason for the content that follows. I've been away from the blogging game for several weeks, so I have a lot of random thoughts waiting to jump out of my dome (in typical fashion, none of them are well formed).

Sockets and Airplanes

Posted by daniel on September 18, 2003 at 7:17 AM PDT

The Peer-to-Peer Sockets Project has a vision of "returning the end-to-end principle to the Internet.

Defending Autoboxing (or Save Us From the Preprocessor)

Posted by dwalend on September 18, 2003 at 5:14 AM PDT

I plan to use autoboxing in a project, so I'm responding to Erb Cooper's damning blog, "The Terror That Is Autoboxing." I haven't read the spec yet -- Only JCP members have had the chance. I think we should reserve judgment at least until we can see what the JSR expert group has come up with.