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Category Archives: Java

Defining High, Mid and Low-Level Languages

27
Feb
2008

I’ve been writing quite a bit recently about the differences between languages.  Mostly I’ve just been whining about how annoying it is that everyone keeps searching for the “one language to rule them all”, the Aryan Language if you will.  Over the course of some of these articles, I’ve made some rather loosely defined references [...]

Techniques of Java UI Development

18
Feb
2008

Too often these days I see Java developers new to the psuedo-science of UI development finding themselves completely lost before they even get started.  There are a lot of misconceptions about the “best” and “easiest” way to create a professional UI in Java, and precious few resources which attempt to clear up the confusion.
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Excellent Overview of Functional Programming

14
Feb
2008

I just ran into an article on DZone that totally threw me off my chair in terms of content.  It’s titled (ambitiously enough) “Functional Programming For the Rest of Us“.  Basically the article attempts to explain many of the common FP techniques in terms that imperative programmers can understand.  More importantly, it motivates these explanations [...]

Databinder Gets ActiveObjects Support

2
Feb
2008

Nathan Hamblen (otherwise known as n8han from Coderspiel) has been putting a lot of work recently into his persistence interop framework, Databinder.  Interestingly enough, some of this work has involved ActiveObjects.  Nathan has taken some of the code I did for the wicket-activeobjects module, adapted it to Databinder and enhanced it 10 fold.  As of [...]

Wicket 1.3 Released…Broken Guice and All

3
Jan
2008

I usually try to avoid such negative topics, but this time I really couldn’t help myself.  Once in a while something in the “current events” section of the blogosphere will bug me enough to merit a slam post.  The “support” for Google Guice in the latest stable release of Wicket is one of those things…
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