No Dead Ends
In his Java Today weblog "What Do You Want Me To Do?",, Mike Loukides muses on how we can write software that has a chance of figuring out what the user wants to do and not just signalling when an operation is illegal. He sites Jon Postel's famous guideline that you "be strict in what you send, and tolerant in what you accept." The blog looks at the current state and the balance between being having protocols that are too permissive and those that are too vague. I'm amazed at the accuracy of the suggestions I get from Google when I mistype a search and I'm prompted to consider whether I really meant to search on some similar term.
In today's featured Weblogs Hans Muller wraps up his trip to GUADEC with another thoughtful piece titled "Why Java is not Open Source: One Cowboy's Opinion." Steve Mallett provides a link to an article in "Sun's Java injunction against Microsoft overturned" and Bill Venners talks about the importance of RSS feeds and announces an aggregation service at his site in "Artima Creates Buzz".
In Also Today, read a book review of Grant Palmer's book "Technical Java: Applications for Science and Engineering" from the Java Developer Journal. Also learn how you might get more out of Tomcat in the ONJava article that covers "Tomcat Configuration Tips".
Steve Mallett, the Java Today news editor has gathered the following Java Today News Headlines: "Court curbs Microsoft Java distribution", "JSR227: A Standard Data Binding & Data Access Facility for J2EE", "Commons FileUpload 1.0 Released", "Sun hopes to cash in on wireless with Pixo", "jSimpleX: milestones reached with 2.1 Release" and "IBM, Oracle start work on Java API for XQuery".
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