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Why bother? Sun and Client Java

I just saw this blog entry from Jan Erik Paulsen, the guy that runs Teppefall Labs. Question: why is Sun Microsystems bothering to invest in client (desktop) Java and RIA? Sun is in danger of losing what position they have … Continue reading

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Pragmatism(1)

The last couple of days people have been pointing out Chris Oliver’s blog on his new language, F3. F3 is a language hosted on the JVM which targets creating content in 2D, using Java2D APIs. I won’t go into the details, … Continue reading

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Xilize!

So a few days ago I took another look at Xilize, and man, is it great. We’re preparing a release for Flying Saucer, the XHTML/CSS renderer project, and I needed to update (and write) a bunch of documentation. The last docs were … Continue reading

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Modality

I was thinking about the MVC (Model-View-Architecture) design model while looking at an application with notifications. The application is mainly accessed through a complicated GUI client. Notifications are triggered by data-bound conditions, and on a notification, one either has colors … Continue reading

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Ken Moore’s Law: A Rapidly Increasing Frustration

Rushing Towards Frustration My friend Ken Moore, a programmer like myself (but with much longer experience) writes to me periodically about his ongoing frustrations with programming. He’s currently a Java programmer, but has also worked with COBOL (I think), C … Continue reading

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Java Memory Management: A Tragedy of the Commons

I was working with NetBeans the other day, debugging some of my own code. I had been running the debugger repeatedly, tracing through the code over and again. NetBeans gradually slowed down, and stepping through lines of code became downright … Continue reading

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