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Airlan San Juan

Airlan San Juan has been programming in Java since 1996, when he first
tried out some applets and learned to love the Duke. He has not wavered in
his simple but deep love for this language and platform since that time.
He does mostly server-side JEE programming, but has recently made the jump
to pervasive Java development in his work for RimLife Technologies. He has a Masters
Degree in Plant Molecular Biology and wields an MBA when things get really
rough. He also likes aroid plants, leafcutter ants, tropical climes, and
his wife - not necessarily in that order.

 

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The Beta version of Opera Mini 4 released today, and I gave it a test drive.

First of all, let me say that I've always liked...

Unfortunately, I'm not kidding.

There are only very few mass produced consumer products that can lay claim to being true works of art, and Disney's two new entries to the Blu-ray arena, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of...

I was watching Triumph of the Nerds earlier today because of my renewed interest in computer history after me and my wife visited...

The current Java.net poll asks people what was the most important announcement from the JavaOne 2007 general sessions, and the runaway...

Before I lay me down to sleep, here are some of the top items I thought were discussed in the Java Entertainment sessions (Blu-ray's BD-J and OCAP/cable Java):

  • OCAP development (...

Contrary to what server-side jockeys would have you perceive, or what Swing and SWT proponents would like to believe, the action at JavaOne is most furious in those fields that value the small and...

Letting your Java app monitor your HOT
playstation 3 and even your beloved plants is easy to do when you have
alert midlets to...

Your journey begins with the task of gently introducing your Java applications to the realities of the physical world, an area that normally exists beyond the confines of the limited and rather...

I could hear the crickets chirping, or at least the hum of the air conditioner fans as they strove to cool the bodies of several hundred enthusiastic and jumpy Java developers crammed into an...

Where can you snack on free pizza, get some freebie books, mingle with other Java knuckleheads, and bone up on the latest fashion trends in Javaland - all these being just a drive away from your...

You'd think that after 10 years - an entire DECADE mind you - that Java developers would have a treasure trove of pre-built components that they could use to quickly cobble together their...

Why is it I have the feeling this Web 2.0 is just for the cool kids, and not for bookish nerds like me who wouldn't know how to strike the pose if my life depended on it?