|Erik's Pulse: 2003-11-24|
by Erik C. Thauvin
|Erik has his finger on the pulse of the Java community. This column is his take on what is hot, and what the community is buzzing about.|
- Joe thinks people are missing the point about EJBs.
- Norman's "Hello, J2EE" in 2 minutes for OS X.
- Carlos weighs in The Exception Debate.
- Niel reviews various X10 Java Libraries.
- Anthony explains how to use Local System Icons.
- Anders and Jason are looking into Java Bluetooth Development.
- Alan wonders if anyone is doing any development with JavaCards?
- Charles points to cool things happening with NetBeans.
- Jayson preaches Good Web Application Cache and Compression Support. Matt concurs.
- Notable software releases: jXmas 1.01, WebWorks 1.4, Gossip 0.6, MAJIX 1.2.1, JLine 0.8.1, JFreeChart 0.9.14, JFTP2 2.1, Java Email Server 1.3.2, JamVM 1.1.0, JPluck 2.0.3, SwingWT 0.72, sjg 1.0, JSynoptic 0.4, JADC 1.0.005, jRPM 0.8 beta, Babeldoc 1.2, JILetters 0.0.2, JFaceDbc 2.1.1, Barbecue 1.0.6, Azureus 188.8.131.52, and Cactus 1.5.
|Erik is director of technology at Imacination Software, where he has spent the better part of last year developing the jTalk E-Business Platform. He has close to 20 years of professional experience in software development.|
Erik also maintains a popular Java blog and can be found lurking in #mobitopia.