Read the report from the four security gurus articulating the vulnerabilities of the SERVE internet voting system.
Nokia's making some very interesting moves...how will other wireless vendors respond?
Java is all about freedom. The JVM gives us freedom from being stuck on a particular operating system or a hardware platform. The JCP gives us freedom from being tied to a particular vendor by allowing many implementation choices certified for each approved specification. What most developers miss is that the Java language is capable of giving us the long-term freedom to move from one specification to another with minimal effort. I urge you to not abandon your principals by tying your code to current technologies. Find a way to stay free and make use of the full benefits of the Java platform.
What's all this grumbling about "dumbing down" Java? Is it really so bad to make it easier to learn and develop in Java? Lately, I've found I can divide many folks into two camps: those who hate and fear the "let's get to 10 million" and those who don't.
Lego has issued a press release trying to clarify that they are NOT going to kill off Mindstorms.
Lego is supposedly going to kill off its Mindstorms product line.
Are women systematically invisible in the technology industry?
Apple's Steve Jobs flashes the crowd of the MacWorld 2004 conference!
Apple announced the iPod mini today...but with MP3 playing cell phones coming on strong, is it too little too late?
When we're no longer writing programs, do we still need programming languages?
What features would you like to see in cell phone+camera devices in 2004?
The folks in the development division who *do* interact with the customer are often among the lowest-paid (receptionists, customer service, entry-level tech support, etc., phone order processors). Hardly anyone in this development group paid attention to what these folks had to say, and instead listened only to others of their own kind... the kind who did lots of Really Important Development in a nice, hermetically-sealed customer-free environment. No messy clients to get in the way of the real work. But what if every developer, no, every EMPLOYEE had to spend a little time on the tech support line, or doing customer training?
There are phases of "personal progress" that Jim Cushing didn't cover.
Microsoft's campaign to take over the world is bringing it into conflict with a few people.
Microsoft extends the deadline by a single week and articulates the particulars of just which versions of which products are going to get axed.
Lazlo is a 100% Java rich client development framework that uses Macromedia Flash on the front-end. For a long time I've considered ways the Open Source development community could build development suite for Java that could take advantage of the incredible flexibility and power of Flash on the front end. Here are some of my thoughts on why and how this could be accomplished.
Big thread on /. about the "Java Deskto System".
Interview with Richard Gabriel.
Is the cold war between Sun and IBM over Java heating up?
Microsoft is terminating a number of its products because, it says, they rely on Java.