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On Forking Substance

Most people think of fun things to do on their three day weekends. Things like getting a babysitter and seeing a movie with your spouse, going to a birthday party, getting some car maintenance done, or taking the kids to...

Griffon <3's Java

When I first started poking around the Groovy project one of the things I didn't get was the whole MOP thing. Why did every method have to go through the MOP? I thought it was the boat anchor that was...

JavaOne and JavaFX: I Think I've Been Here Before

This morning I had a real strange sense of Deja Vu. But not quite. Back in the summer of '99 I had a month off between classes at college, and I decided to not get a job but instead try...

Closures in Java: Too Much Typeing!

A consensususes has been reached on adding Closures to Java 7. While this is good for Java I'm afraid I may never use it because there is just too much typing. My fingers will get sore typing out all those...

Can We Get a Three State CheckBox in Java 7?

A lot of the blogging about swing has been about making things shiny, or spiffy, or even flashy. But how about adding some basic functionality that just about every look and feel except swing has: Three State CheckBoxes. What kind...

SWT vs. Swing comes full circle

No one can now claim that Elliotte Rusty Harold is an Eclipse Fanboy or on IBM's payroll, because he has made a very important observation that has turned the "Eclipse is better because of SWT" argument on it's ear: The...

DRY Logs, there are better ways

Ruby is having a definate impact on Java, or at least the idioms implemented by Rails. Two of the most commonly mentioned are Coding by Convention, and Don't Repeat Yourself. The last one comes with a nifty acronym as well,...

JavaDB is not in the Mustang JRE, Stop freaking out!

For all of the moaning and groaning going in in the java blogosphere about JavaDB being integrated into the JDK, I feel a particular nuance needs to be pointed out... For a great out-of-the-box development experience with database applications, the...

If it isn't easy, people won't use it.

Talk about transparency in process, JSR-296 has hardly conviened and a good idea of what will actually be delivered has already been presented at JavaOne. (Ok, the pedantic folk will argue that this wasn't speced from scratch in public and...

An ocean, an ocean of blue

I had a dream the other night. I was stranded in the middle of a vast ocean, an ocean of bright blue. I tried to swim to the edges, but at every edge I was met bu bright bright blue....

A Plethora of Versions

Versioning versioning, let me count the ways in Java... /**@version 1*/ - In the beginning there was JavaDoc. All this version tag was put a pretty version number in the HTML documentation file. Lives in the code and documentation. long...