It still amazes me how condemning people are on struts nowadays though, when it was the first framework that at least did an effort to ease the way for web application development. I've just programmed a *servlet*, and I wouldn't go back programming forms with that.
I think this makes me understand better how people are still going wild about the Beatles -- they seem to think the Beatles are ultra-revolutionary, but to me, they are old stuff. But I guess they were indeed revolutionary in their days. It's the same for struts: for me, struts was an astonishing step forward in web development, but for others, it seems to be something antique. They have never known the era before struts, or they just forgot.
Boy, am I getting old.
I totally recognize myself in this article: Men's New Attitudes About Work. The balance between the two gave me quite some gray hairs already. If anybody has the final answer -- feel free to mail me.
I bookmarked this a long time ago, but only now I ended up watching it: communication skills - zefrank. Made me actually laugh, not just smile.
Since I read Russell Beattie's article "PodCommuter", where he describes listening to interviews with IT techies during his commute, I've been listening to some IT conversations myself during the commute. I don't own anything like a MuVo, but I do have an MP3 player in my car stereo (one that reads MP3's from a silvery disc - it's nineteen ninety nine all over again!), one (1) CD/RW disc, and a CD/RW writer, and it works just as well. I haven't figured out yet how much time can be on that disc, but it's human voice only, so that should exceed the typical 10 hours of music by far (I think one hour of talk is about 30 MB).
And I'm hooked to it. Instead of listening to the latest traffic jams and the newest house hit in the morning, I'm now listening to, let's say, an interview with Johanna Rothman, or a presentation of Kent Beck. All these ideas that you never have time to grok, now presented to you during the time you lose every day. It almost makes me wonder if I should extend my commute (it's now a mere 10 minutes).
It also makes me hope that the Javapolis presentations will be made available in MP3 format, too (hint, hint).
Bon, op naar de volgende meme.
FutureTask: Java Tip #5 - Avoid 64KB method limit on JSP gives me inspiration for Java Tip #6:
No idea why I felt the need to write this down.
Credits to Erik