Monday, September 26, 2005

Friday, September 23, 2005

Ruby and J2EE

I've noticed a significant increase in the interest in Ruby-on-Rails on the web.

Thankfully, IBM DeveloperWorks gives a brief overview between Rails and J2EE.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Javacast RIP

I spoke to soon about Javacast. Looks like because of priorities its DEAD jim!

Friday, September 09, 2005


I've started to quite enjoy the java related podcast called Javacast.
There are focused on developers and they interview interesting people.

This week is was Bruce Tate. He is an author of numerous books including the one I'm currently reading, Bitter EJB.

Friday, September 02, 2005

All Talk

Google are using the jabber protocol, but the've missed the whole point of jabber, which is that it's an open standard. Its server independant.

This means that any server running jabber should be able to talk to any other server. At the moment GoogleTalk is a closed system like AIM, Yahoo or MSN. You need a gmail account to talk. I guess this is there way to make money.

I think will stick with iChat which uses AIM or (*any*) jabber server and Skype. Two closed systems is enough for me. I'm too lazy to sign up each time.

The other rumour is that Apple will release an iTunes phone next Friday. With the iPod saturating the market soo much, I can't see why someone would also get a iTunes phone if they have an iPod. Hmm.

MyEclipse 4.0 released. Here are the new features.