My posts on JDJ/Ciol

Few of my posts made under technology catgeory have been featured by the portal Ciol. One of the articles is available here. Another recent post of mine on Code Analyzers has made been mentioned in Eric's Pulse of 20th October and has been published in the Java Developers Journal Industry newsletter available here. Thanks Eric […]

Comments Log

Is there any way in JRoller to get a consolidated summary of, say, last 50 comments (for any/all posts) as here? Many JRollers would agree that once the posts are archived and not visible on front page it is often difficult to read or reply to any comment to back posts, not speaking of keeping […]

Much ado about CAFEBABE

I was going through the documentation of BCEL and started wondering how come the magic-number in the Java class file 0xCAFEBABE looks so meaningful. While the original purpose for specifying the begining four bytes of Java class files is to assist in segregating prbable class files from non class files the the choice lets one […]

In praise of FeedDemon

Man I love this news aggregator FeedDemon. First of all the GUI is lovely and then the features are exactly what you need: Channel Groups to classify you feeds (and moving channels amongst the group is easy), facility to synchronise your list with an online one or simply use somebody else's subscription list in OPML […]

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 […]