Friday, April 29, 2005

Good Q&A on Jini

An interview with Jim Waldo
An old one, but answers a number of questions that people continue to ask even now.

btw, he blogs here

Monday, April 25, 2005

The first Dual core Opteron servers are out.

Sun announces V40z's with dual core opterons. Sets performance records with the new irons.

netBeans build

Just built netBeans from the sources on my machine. :-)
Check these links for more info...

Thursday, April 21, 2005

DTracing Java

If you're a java developer & you haven't read this entry of Bryan Cantrill's blog, you really have missed something.
One word - IT ROCKS!!!
Such level of profiling & so many intricate details of the method calls, all in a very comprehensible manner is, like the blog says, without precedent.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Yet another tp survey

A survey that tries to guess "What kind of a movie you belong to"...

I belong to....
Pirates of the Caribbean!

What movie Do you Belong in?(many different outcomes!)
brought to you by Quizilla
Took a toefl-like quiz that measures the extent to which one's english is americanized (read polluted). I didn't do very badly, actually, considering my exposure to american claptrap - ;-)

English Genius
You scored 92% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I
can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon
intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You
have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly!
Way to go!

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
You scored higher than 37% on Beginner
You scored higher than 72% on Intermediate
You scored higher than 88% on Advanced
You scored higher than 98% on Expert

The Commonly Confused Words Test on Ok Cupid

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Why slashdot plays home to the anti sun flame-throwers

This is the first plausible reason you'll find when you try figuring out why the slashdot editors so readily approve anti-sun posts - like this anonymous comment at Grisanzio's(opensolaris community manager) blog suggests -
"I think Slashdot has been specifically targetting Sun, lately, probably because their behind-the-scenes financial interests revolve around Linux." Isn't that obvious?

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Excerpts from Tom Ball's Blog: Exceptional Debugging

A rather clever way of checking whether a class exists in the current class path:

public boolean classExists(String name) {
String resource = name.replace('.','/') + ".class";
return getClass().getClassLoader().getResource(resource) != null;
This was suggested by a use "brucechapman" in response to Tom Ball's latest blog entry - Exceptional Debugging