Javaranch Newsletter: October Issue

The October issue of Javaranch newsletter is out. It includes a primer on using the Netbeans IDE and a nice deliberation on the Rowset interface implementations of which would be joining the Tiger (JDK1.5) bandwagon. Being deliberating offlate on the code optimization and performance tuning issues myself I also found the pointer to this thread […]

Company name etymologies

Did you know that Cisco is not an acronym but a short name for San Francisco or that the name LG is in fact a combination of two popular Korean brands Lucky and Goldstar or that Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from The Lotus Position or Padmasana. You may find a list […]

Baby steps onto J2ME

Stepping into using J2ME warrants major alteration in mindset for a programmer so far promenading in J2SE. Experienced J2ME programmers may perhaps enlighten me on this but these are opening remarks as I very recently took on developing applications for mobile devices. You have an array of challenges when you compare it to developing applications […]

It hit me!

I had only read about the comments spam so far, and noticed how other blogs were seriously affected by these unsolicited comments. But today I noticed atleast 3 such spam comment on two of my earlier posts and removed it. The comments were inserted by Viagra sellers on much older posts (incidently one was titled […]

My Javablogs feed

Recently a reader posted a comment wondering what a post like this was doing on Javablogs. I apologise for that. When I signed up at Freeroller I was not aware that they had this facility of having category-wise RSS feeds. Moreover, problem was, Javablogs does not allow you to change the RSS feed URL (some […]

Enhancing knowledge portfolio

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas authors of The Pragmatic Programmer suggest the need for Pragmatic Programmers to enhance their knowledge portfolios by learning a new language each year. In an interview the duo were asked about the languages a Java Programmer should learn and their replies were as follows: ANDY: For sheer mind expansion, you […]