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David Rupp

David Rupp lives in beautiful Highlands Ranch, Colorado, where he works as a Java developer and trainer. A graduate of the University of Florida, he is currently studying for his Master's degree at the University of Colorado at Denver, with a concentration in Bioinformatics. When not at the computer or in the classroom, David can be found writing music for his church choir, directing and/or performing in various musicals, and hanging out with his gorgeous wife and four terrific kids.

 

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I've been following Brian Leonard's recent entries on JRuby/Ruby/Rails integration in the latest NetBeans milestone release. In my own tinkering...

(to the tune of "The Ballad of Gilligan's Island", by George Wyle and Sherwood Schwartz)

Just...

I think it's time we made the painful admission that Sun is no longer the 800-pound gorilla of the Java world. It's not even a gorilla. It's a 90-pound chimp, dancing around just...

Great. Just great. This is all I needed -- a technology that makes Javascript respectable.



When I was making the jump from mainframe assembler language to the wonderful...

I recently ran across this article on the Wikipedia. It's about the game of Advanced Chess, said to have been invented by the Grandmaster...

Mike Clark is on to something. If you know Mike, this won't come as a surprise to you. If you don't know Mike, you should start reading his blog...


It's a newbie-full day in the blogosphere,

A newbie-full day for a blogger,

Here's a new blog.

Read my new blog.



It's a blogger-y day...

At the Rocky Mountain Software Symposium this past weekend, a few of the presenters took the time to gauge audience reaction...

Me: Hi, my name is David, and I've been a professional Java programmer for four years.

Everyone: Hi, David.



Yes,...


You gotta love IBM. First they open-source the Eclipse project. You can say what you like about SWT vs. AWT; in my book, Free + Open + Highly Functional == A Good Thing.

Following in the cyber-footsteps of Amazon.com and Google, the good folks at safari.oreilly.com have published a web services interface to their immensely...

No, this is not the next great book in O'Reilly's excellent Developer's Notebook series. Unfortunately for me. Nevertheless, public speaking is a...

Everything I need to know about EJB I learned from watching Bugs Bunny.