Another Chapter

A new workplace, new colleagues and a technology new to me, to explore and work on. Life is good 🙂 Kudos to the parting team, I owe you a lot. Thanks for all the affection and the learning experience. As for my new job, more details to follow once I settle down a bit.

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 […]

An age thing?

God! Today I got some time to jot down and was shocked to see that I haven't blogged for almost 12 days. A blogger's block? Anyways… I took a look at an interview of JavaGuru Bruce Eckel pointed here. I have been particularly averse to frequently changing IDE for Java. I received my training on […]

Problem with Netbeans

On Saturday I had a little scuffle with Netbeans. A week ago I had upgraded to ver 3.5. Menwhile my system administrator changed the network domain my XP machine was on and then the spate of problems began. Actually (and I don't know if it was a wrong thing) I forgot to copy the .netbeans […]

Email with a difference

Joel found out this interesting (it is an old post so you might already have read that) free mail service with a difference. It's called Mailinator. You don't need to sign up here. The service is meant to ditch the spammers, just pick up any username@mailinator.com and you can check your mail at this account […]

Primer: Difference between javac and JIT

Are Java compiler (javac) and JIT one and the same thing? Is you answered Yes, then read on. Long back I was asked this in an interview and (alas) I had replied in affirmative. Jos Horsmeier gave the following reply to my question at Javaranch at that time (I am glad I saved it in […]