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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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According to the published schedule, the final specification for JSR-207, Process Definition for Java (PD4J), will soon be released.

This week my team re-learned the debuggers' mantra: "What you think is improbable probably isn't as improbable as you thought.".

A horrible performance problem cropped up in an upcoming...

Data Abstractions are wonderful things, except when they aren't.

A recent request from my QA team lead brought me to this not-so-stunning conclusion. The request was pretty simple:...

Pardon me for blogging this, but I feel the need to rant a bit about the SCO/Linux flap...

In Tenessee William's A Streetcar Named Desire there is a memorable character named...

Martin Fowler's blog on the Unwanted Modeling Language caught my eye and prompted me to re-examine my own feelings about...

Here at my company our business is all about forms. I’m not talking about HTML forms; I’m talking about business forms such as loan applications, tax reporting statements, etc.

I love the nifty features, but...

Are we there yet?

Periodically, I like to sit back and take stock of how closely “computers” match my expectations of what they ought to be, and starting this blog seems to be as...