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John Reynolds

John Reynolds is a Santa Fe (as in New Mexico) based programming mentor who has been professionally developing software since 1980.  His primary focus has been on software usability and usefulness, dating back to his involvement with Tandy's DeskMate graphical environment in the late 80's.  Java is his current language of choice, superceding a long relationship with C++ and an early affair with the irrepressible FORTH.
 

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In response to my SOA/ESB Level Set blog entry, I got the following question from cparziale:

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When I was growing up back in the 60's, I wanted to be a CTO.


On Tuesday, September 23, 2003, at 01:39 PM, Reynolds, John wrote:

"I'd like to get a java.net weblog account."


On Tuesday,...

In his XML Annoynaces blog, Micah Dubinko offers...

Asynchronous Services are a fact of life, and a key requirement for successful SOA solutions.

Doug Kaye summed it up well in his book,...

Do you know the difference between Web Service Orchestration and Web Service Choreography?

The distinction between WS-Orchestration and WS-Choreography is important to understand, but...

Building on my SOA Elevator Speech, I have created a set of level setting diagrams for discussing the...

Joel on Software recently posted the following observation:

"...there's nothing hard enough...

December 21st is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. What better time to dream sweet visions for...

The Business Week article "Java? It's So Nineties" quotes Peter Yared as saying "Java is a dinosuar"....

This blog continues the classic client-side versus server-side validation discussion, but now adds another layer - web service "side" validation. How can you share validation logic across client-...

If you have the time, you might enjoy reading the joint whitepaper from BEA, IBM, Interface21, IONA, Oracle, SAP, Siebel, and Sybase on
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Business needs applications that can be maintained long after the original coder is gone. Java is a great language, but does Java's richness lead to unmaintainable code?

This thought was...

Bruce Boyes's Blog, "The $100 PC in another guise?", and the comments that it generated got me thinking about...

Bruce Tate's views on Java are always noteworthy. Bruce has a low tolerance for things that don't quite make sense, and he's adept at capturing the essence of the problem in a clever phrase or...

Sometimes a single word can really wreak havoc, and "Bean" is one such word.

My enthusiasm for Java took a distinct nose dive the first time I encountered the implementation details for...

James Gosling's recent blog asks the question: "SOA: Buzzworld Whiplash or Real Meat?"

The...

In Chris Adamson's blog entry "Why don't you get a job?", he suggests that

"In the...

Jacob Hookam writes in his blog:

"Ruby on Rails: love...

AJAX has rekindled my interest in Javascript, and much to my delight there are a lot of great library...

In a CNet News.com article, Simon Phipps is quoted as saying: "If you think Sun is doing...

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Romain Guy's blog "...

alt="John Reynolds' wrench"> We are blessed with many great IDE choices...

It has been a while since I have attended an Austin Java Users Group meeting, but since java.net luminary...

Should we Beware the GUI Builder?

I came across this Hacknot blog entry today, and thought I'd like throw in my own...

I came across an announcement for IBM's Faces for Laszlo this...