Monthly Archives: October 2005

OnJava.com: Technologies that may challenge Java’s dominance

OnJava.com have an article by Bruce Tate looking into the future at technologies that may either replace or pave the way for upcoming new technologies that may replace the current ‘new Cobol’, which is Java. Number one on the list … Continue reading

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Ruby on Rails his mainstream IT news

News.com has an article about Ruby on Rails this morning, bringing RoR into the mainstream news, and possibly giving it the attention that I think it deserves in terms of simplifying web application development. The article gives an overview of … Continue reading

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Java only uses pass by value

There is a discussion on the JavaLobby site about an article written on the javadude.com site explaining how Java only uses ‘pass by value’, and never ‘pass by reference’. I’ve know this for a long time and blogged about it … Continue reading

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Article: ‘Component Inheritance in EJB2.0′ – making excuses for the flaws in EJB2.0

This article on ‘Component Inheritance in EJB2.0′ on the java.net site attempts to give an explanation and make excuses for why the EJB2.0 spec is so fatally flawed. This is an interesting article because of the spin that the author … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Computing – buying an Atari 1040ST on eBay

During college in the early 90s I had an Atari ST computer. At the time PCs (286s and 386s) were pretty expensive (I only knew of a couple of other students on my BSc Computing course that had Intel based … Continue reading

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Yet another article on Ruby on Rails

OnJava.com have a very good article on Ruby On Rails that gives an intro to what is this framework and why is it getting so much attention. The article covers several pages, and coveres each of the components/services in the … Continue reading

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Release early, release often…

I mentioned a few days back a very interesting article on the OnJava.com site describing the evolution of the web, being commonly called Web 2.0. There was an amazing fact burried several pages into the article describing the fact that … Continue reading

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Sony introduce LocationFree media – with PSP support

Sony released released v2.50 update for their PSP handheld gaming consoles which allows PSP to interact with Sony’s LocationFree devices The update for the PSP allows TV and film content to be streamed and saved onto the PSP for later … Continue reading

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How long will it be before a ‘Ruby on Rails’ type development toolset replaces Java?

The problem with relying too heavily on one development toolset is that you become complacent and ignorant of other advances in the same problem space. It has been argued that Java is the ‘new Cobol’. Everything around you is implemented … Continue reading

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Web 2.0 – the next generation of the web page

OnJava.com have a great article about where the web and webpages as we have known them up until this point are heading and how web technologies are evolving. Web2.0 is not any one or a collection of technology standards, but … Continue reading

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