A couple of questions
We're launching polls today on java.net. Our first question asks which of the new J2SE 1.5 features you are most interested in using. Also, we've posted our second (not so) stupid question feature.
We will try to post a new poll each week. You can find these in the right column of our front page. The first question is "Which of these new Java language features are you most looking forward to using?" You can check the current poll results and take a look at past results as well. You can submit your suggestions for future polls as well.
The latest (Not So) Stupid Questions is about String Equality. Do you have ideas on how equality works with Strings? It may be a little more complicated than you think. We explore a question submitted by a reader who has noticed behavior that he finds puzzling. If you have any thoughts, please provide kind and thoughtful feedback.
Also in Java Today, in the first of a two part excerpt from David Flanagan's "Java Examples in a Nutshell" he covers how to play simple audio clips with the java.applet.AudioClip class. In Java and Sound, Part 1 Flanagan provides examples of streaming sound, and of playing sounds with AudioClip and with javax.sound.
Eric Burke has struck a nerve with his blog entry GUI Programming is Hard . He argues that "Creating a bad GUI is really, really easy. Creating a 'good' GUI is really, really hard." Eric writes that "GUI programming is significantly harder than server-side programming. This flies in the face of common industry practice. I believe that programmers with J2EE skills are more marketable than those having GUI development skills. I also believe that server-side programming positions offer more money (and fame) than client-side programming positions."
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