Interesting article on the news.com site about software developers using Blogging as a mechanism of communicating project progress and status to the team and or the end-user community.
A funny list of top books for 2003 on David Wellers site.
There was a time not so long ago when developers would spend a large proportion of their time optimizing their code to fit into the smallest memory space. Mainframe development was before my time, but I remember developing small apps for my Sinclair/Timex ZX Spectrum with a whopping 48k of RAM.
With hardware costs decreasing and processing/storage capacities ever increasing, that all seems all irrelevant, and especially obvious from each new release of commercial bloat-ware from the large software companies.
BEA is offering a hosted java class generation service to aid developers write code to handle XML.
They say the generated code does not need Weblogic to run.
An article on news.com says that even Microsofts internal SQL servers have fallen prey to the worm, suggesting that they don’t even patch their own servers despite informing customers 6 months ago of the vulnerability.