Daily del.icio.us for March 3rd through March 5th

Daily del.icio.us for March 3rd through March 5th

Daily del.icio.us for June 17th through June 22nd

Daily del.icio.us for October 8th through October 11th

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 25, 2007

  • James Duncan Davidson ? Remembering Java Naming Blunders Past – The value of a brand is created by the public that uses it, not by the company that owns it. Brands are funny things. They make us choose products out of a sense of comfort instead of an honest evaluation.
  • Raible Designs | Display Tag 1.1.1 Released – Display Tag version 1.1.1 has been released. This is a bug fix release
  • Java.net – Unified Expression Language for JSP and JSF – This article looks at the unified expression language (EL), which has been added to the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) specification in order to overcome problems when integrating the JavaServer Pages (JSP) EL with the JavaServer Faces EL.
  • Web Tier to Go With Java EE 5: Summary of New Features in JSP 2.1 Technology – The expert groups have worked together on the upcoming releases of JSP 2.1 and JavaServer Faces 1.2 technologies in Java EE 5 to fix these integration issues and make sure that the two technologies work together seamlessly.
  • jmockit: Project Home Page – JMockit consists of a single class with a small set of static methods, which allow arbitrary methods and constructors of any other class to be replaced by mock implementations at runtime.
  • Mock Objects: Shortcomings and Use Cases – This article looks at Mock Objects, a testing technique from the XP community that offers a way to test our code in isolation by simulating those external dependencies. As with any other tool, we need to be careful and avoid overusing them.
  • Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor – Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor, created in collaboration with WebAssist, makes it drop-dead easy to create standards-compliant, two- and three-column CSS layouts and includes 30 of the most common web page layouts, coded the way Eric Meyer would code them.
  • IT Efforts: Struts2 + Spring + JUnit – Hopefully this entry serves as some search engine friendly documentation on how one might unit test Struts 2 actions configured using Spring
  • InfoQ: The Secret Sauce of Highly Productive Software Development – This article stands as a reminder that the Agile approach already offers many learning practices and mechanisms ? are they all being used to best advantage, to serve your team and your business?
  • XFire Creator Joins MuleSource – Diephouse is the creator of XFire, the high performance open source SOAP framework. He joined MuleSource as the software architect focused on expanding Mule’s web services capabilities.
  • Introduction To iBatis – This tutorial will focus on using iBatis in a Java application and Abator, a code generation tool
  • Spring Web Services 1.0 Released | Springframework.org – After two years of development, we are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.0 is now available. Spring Web Services is a product of the Spring community focused on the creation of document-driven, contract-first web services.

Daily del.icio.us for Aug 21, 2007 through Aug 25, 2007

  • James Duncan Davidson ? Remembering Java Naming Blunders Past – The value of a brand is created by the public that uses it, not by the company that owns it. Brands are funny things. They make us choose products out of a sense of comfort instead of an honest evaluation.
  • Raible Designs | Display Tag 1.1.1 Released – Display Tag version 1.1.1 has been released. This is a bug fix release
  • Java.net – Unified Expression Language for JSP and JSF – This article looks at the unified expression language (EL), which has been added to the JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library (JSTL) specification in order to overcome problems when integrating the JavaServer Pages (JSP) EL with the JavaServer Faces EL.
  • Web Tier to Go With Java EE 5: Summary of New Features in JSP 2.1 Technology – The expert groups have worked together on the upcoming releases of JSP 2.1 and JavaServer Faces 1.2 technologies in Java EE 5 to fix these integration issues and make sure that the two technologies work together seamlessly.
  • jmockit: Project Home Page – JMockit consists of a single class with a small set of static methods, which allow arbitrary methods and constructors of any other class to be replaced by mock implementations at runtime.
  • Mock Objects: Shortcomings and Use Cases – This article looks at Mock Objects, a testing technique from the XP community that offers a way to test our code in isolation by simulating those external dependencies. As with any other tool, we need to be careful and avoid overusing them.
  • Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor – Eric Meyer’s CSS Sculptor, created in collaboration with WebAssist, makes it drop-dead easy to create standards-compliant, two- and three-column CSS layouts and includes 30 of the most common web page layouts, coded the way Eric Meyer would code them.
  • IT Efforts: Struts2 + Spring + JUnit – Hopefully this entry serves as some search engine friendly documentation on how one might unit test Struts 2 actions configured using Spring
  • InfoQ: The Secret Sauce of Highly Productive Software Development – This article stands as a reminder that the Agile approach already offers many learning practices and mechanisms ? are they all being used to best advantage, to serve your team and your business?
  • XFire Creator Joins MuleSource – Diephouse is the creator of XFire, the high performance open source SOAP framework. He joined MuleSource as the software architect focused on expanding Mule’s web services capabilities.
  • Introduction To iBatis – This tutorial will focus on using iBatis in a Java application and Abator, a code generation tool
  • Spring Web Services 1.0 Released | Springframework.org – After two years of development, we are pleased to announce that Spring Web Services 1.0 is now available. Spring Web Services is a product of the Spring community focused on the creation of document-driven, contract-first web services.
  • Struts2 Tutorials – Several tutorials are available to help you get started with the framework, from all-purpose “soup to nuts” tutorials to specialty tutorials on portlets and database access.
  • GnilronEye 1.1, system monitoring solution, released – GnilronEye 1.1, a java-based system monitoring solution, is now available for download. GnilronEye 1.1 introduces an advanced http-monitoring feature and a new report feature that include sgraphs of the monitored items.
  • A CSS styled table version 2 | Veerle’s blog – In 2005 I wrote an article about styling a table with CSS. After receiving so many requests I finally decided to give in and write another tutorial.

Merrill Lynch rips Sun Microsystems

Merrill Lynch’s top analysts put out a scathing report about Sun that said that Sun is in danger of becoming irrelevant and of being acquired unless it fires thousands of workers and refocus its business. Wow. I’ve been saying the same thing for a while now and I think this report just hit it right on the head.

Sun really hasn’t had a strategy as far as their business is concerned. Sun is a hardware company that is trying to become a software company. As an ex-shareholder I followed Sun waste billions on buying application servers like Kiva, NetPerceptions, Netscape and then Forte to throw it all away. Then they buy NetBeans and rebrand it as Forte. Billions down the drain — And can anyone explain to me the deal Sun made with AOL and what the Netscape division bought it.

It appears that Scott McNealy and Sun got lucky. The dot.com revolution came at the right time where money was free and people didn’t think anything about spending millions on over-priced hardware. Java is another example of how Sun can’t do anything right. Sun owns Java and still can’t figure out how to make money on it. Owning Java would make you think they could make the fastest VM out there. No, BEA does that with JRockit for Windows, Linux and maybe even Solaris. BEA is not talking about JRockit for Solaris, but I’m sure they are working on one if they don’t have one already. And you can bet that it will be faster than the SunSoft JVM for Solaris.

Then there’s the whole iPlanet thing. So a hardware company that makes most if not all of its money on hardware is going to put out software to compete with companies that are responsible for its own hardware sales. That make any sense? No, but that’s exactly what they did to BEA by bundling iPlanet with the Solaris OS. BEA was responsible for the most Sun hardware sales after Oracle and that’s changing as Sun started competing with BEA on the software front.

Linux is another major misstep for Sun. Instead of adopting an OS that could make them money by selling hardware, they fought it, and spread FUD about it. You think they would have learned the lesson of Digital and the Alpha chips – Digital ignored Linux and didn’t realize till the end that their VARs were selling more Alpha boxes with Linux than OpenVMS and DigitalUnix. But it was too late. And I think Sun is in the same boat. They are about to become irrelevant in the hardware business.

And then there is Microsoft. Ok – Scott McNealy is really jealous of Bill Gates and Microsoft’s success and so Sun has made its mission to destroy Microsoft. Now that sounds like a good business plan. Sun really don’t have any ideas of their own, but they just do the exact opposite of Microsoft. Project Orion is just a simple grab for cash. And if I sound bitter, I am. I watched my Sun (Nasdaq: SUNW) stock go down for $120.00 to pretty much nothing. And I would have stuck around with the company if they had showed me something.. anything. I’m not picky. Just give me some idea that you know what you are doing. Nothing yet.

PS: The views and opinions expressed on this page are my personal opinion and in no way reflect the opinion or position of the company I work for or it’s other employees.