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Nearly every work related thought I have now ends with, “but this could change because of the Oracle thing.” The subject of this blog is one of them. While riding the ICE train to Mainz after speaking at JUG Köln, I was catching up on email and came across a (likely now irrelevant) org chart for some group other than my own. I noticed a box filled with the names of individual...
on Apr 21, 2009
If you’re reading my blog, it’s likely you are a computer professional, so you know how error-prone large scale software systems can be. (You also know they are less-error prone if they are built with JSF. :^)) There have been many stories in reputable news sources regarding apparently error-prone purges of voter registration roles in the U.S.. Some of the errors may be due to IT...
on Oct 10, 2008
I'm pleased to report that we finally have annonced the terms of the Java Distribution License (JDL) as it applies to the Sun JavaServer Faces Reference Implementation, and to JavaServer Faces implementations at large. It is now possible to electronically accept the JavaServer Faces JDL and produce official, compliant implementations of JavaServer Faces technology. The JDL also covers fee-based...
on Jun 20, 2005
Next month I'll have the opportunity to ask questions in real-time to John Loiacano, Sun's head of Software. I usually can come up with tough questions on my own, but since I got into blogging, I thought, "why not see what the world wants to know?" So, please leave a comment with your questions, if you are so inclined. I can't commit to publishing any answers in this forum, but who knows,...
on Mar 10, 2005 I know I'm late to the party on this article, so please excuse my tardiness. I'd like to offer my thoughts on how Microsoft and Sun have approached the problem of bringing more "ease of development" to their respective platforms. According to Mr. Grimes's article, Microsoft marketing was behind the introduction of VB.NET. Their motivation was to...
on Mar 8, 2005