Sometimes you want them, sometimes you need them
"When paradigms change, everyone gets back to zero". That is a strong thought I learned a few weeks ago in a workshop I attended. Though it was not related to Java at all, I think it is a reasonable way to describe the new OOP-AOP transition that is taking place.
What is Microsoft trying to do?
If you could change EJBs, what would you do? If you had full power to add features or redesign the old ones, what would be different today? Well, in fact, you have the power to do it, but you need to be fast!
There is a natural evolution of platform technologies from document publishing to forms processing to application delivery. The Web is the leading example of this, but Adobe Acrobat PDF and Microsoft InfoPath are on their way.
java.net readers speak out on J2ME development on Mac OS X
If you have been to the last edition of JavaOne, then you probably have seen me :-) I was one of the crazy, shameless Brazilian guys who attended the conference this year. Believe me, there is a lot more about Java development and Brazil than you might know...
The second volume of Douglas Dunn's "Mastering The Fundamentals of the Java Programming Language" is available ... for free!
I've just reviewed this book for JavaRanch and I only wish I had found it sooner!
Why, oh why, does Sun not break apart the enormous rt.jar?
Now that building native-looking Swing applications for Mac OS X is easy, will this start the return of the Java desktop client en-masse?
Web Services and XML
There are lots of power struggles, personality conflicts, and political shenanigans in the world of Web, XML, and even Java standards. How worried should you be?
Lots of news about SAML, the Security Assertion Markup Language standard for exchanging security information, plus a call for implementation data.
What is the difference between knowing how to use a profiler and knowing how to tune an app? At least $10,000.
Even it's not particularly useful, it's always fun to speculate about the future of programming.
Use the writings of the usability field to help you understand usability better.
I have yet to see a revision control system whose technical advantages outweigh the practical benefits of CVS. Free, open, and hackable? Who could ask for anything more?
Professional JSP, 3rd Edition is nearing completion and covers lots of the new JSP 2.0 features that will make building JSP-based web applications much easier.
Leaping into the realm of handheld development still has sharp edges, but it's possible to find good results...
Let's actually get something playable on the games site