Our publisher sent us for approval the image of a cover of the upcoming book
on Web development. We were told that the name of the bird is Roseate
Spoonbill. Why they decided that Roseate Spoonbill should be associated Web
development will remain a mystery. I guess, since the beak of this birdy is
pointing at the word “Web”, the customer of the book store should think
to himself, “Hmm, I have no idea what kind of bird this is and I don’t
know how to develop for the Web. Let me buy this book!” In the unlikely
event that you’re also not overly familiar with Roseate Spoonbill, please
refer to THE SOURCE.
But this cover pales in comparison with the book epilogue. This book is about
HTML5, and one would expect some drum roll and fanfares praising HTML5.
Here’s what the current version of the book epilogue reads:
Even though this book is about HTML5, the authors... (more)
More than a year passed since Adobe decided to stop supporting Flex framework
and gave it away to Apache Foundation. This writeup is based on the
conversation I had with my colleague Anatole Tartakovsky in January of 2013.
In this conversation I’ve been representing the HTML5 community while
Anatole fought for Flex framework. I’m trying to find arguments against
using FLex framework even though I believe that it remains the best and the
most production way for developing Web applications. I’ll be just playing
devil’s advocate here. Anatole also believes that Flex is the best
JDJ's Enterprise Editor, Yakov Fain (pictured) writes: If you are planning to
hit the job market, you may need to refresh some of the Java basic terms
and techniques to prepare yourself for a technical interview. Let me offer
you some of the core Java questions that you might expect during the
For most questions I’ve provided only short answers to encourage
further research. I have included only questions for mid (*) and senior
level (**) Java developers. These sample questions could also become handy
for people who need to interview Java developers (see also ... (more)
most popular IDE among enterprise Java developers. If an enterprise Java
to his/her mind is “Can I stay with my familiar Eclipse”.
At this point some people will start thinking, “Doesn’t he know that
sitting under the rock. But you may be surprised, but having your project
manager spend $50 on the WebStorm license may be mission impossible.
But let’s talk not j... (more)
Tоday I was participating in a discussion on one Java forum – the question
was if Java is an easy or difficult programming language to learn. IMO, Java
is not difficult to learn, to teach, and to use. It’s a strongly typed
compiled language with tools that help you identify most of the errors before
you even run the program.
While participating in this discussion I was writing code in a different
a lot of things the Java developer takes for granted, while there are people
who work in a more hostile envi... (more)