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Michael Nielsen

Michael Nielsen is a full-time software developer/manager, part-time consultant/instructor, working in Java development since, well, the beginning. Promoting cross-platform solutions, open source & usability.

 

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My first 24 hours with NetBeans6.0 (final). I'm going to color a little outside the lines here, and soapbox a bit about "tools I use" (in NetBeans). Specifically: Spring 2.5, "vim", and Maven2...

So... I've been out of town (& country, actually) for the past couple weeks, & am just now catching up on news & events. These days, I go for weeks at a stretch practically...

Once again, a company (to remain nameless... in fact, let's call this a hypothetical situation) made a broad, sweeping decision to commit all of its in-house developers to a single IDE platform...

These are kinda fun threads, where people can take a break from lengthy involved religious discussions on such topics as "Are Generics Bad?" (A: only if you use them) and/or "Does .Net...

I had heard recently from someone, yet again, that "contorting" maven to allow for multiple source directories was inconvenient, if not an outright chore.

Well, as most the audience of java.net can probably attest, starting a new position w/ a new company is more akin to an initiation than orientation. (Also the cause for my recent blogio silence...

Recently there've been a couple posts on the future of JMF (or lack thereof), and subsequent (and...

Increasingly, I feel like being a good, responsible Java developer no longer means merely being able to write solid code in Java, but rather increasingly it means knowing when not to...

A story on NPR this morning about
congress wanting to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months...

A little background: At a conference some time ago (ommitting details, protecting innocents), a self-proclaimed Java / Open Source advocate Speaker was commenting on his build process:...