Why I Rejected a LinkedIn-Originated Offer of 10 Million Euros
LinkedIn is a popular social network for connecting professionals, and I have
an account there. Every day I get an invite to connect with someone.
Typically I ignore these invites unless I know the person. But I’ve never
received invites to connect from a chair of board of directors of a bank.
Till yesterday. So I’ve accepted the invite.
Then I’ve received an LinkedIn email from this woman stating that she had
a business proposition for me, and if I was interested, she was ready to
explain. She also provided her email that ended in outlook.com. I checked her
LinkedIn profile again. Looked legit. She even had a Twitter account with
recent tweets in two languages.
I responded that I was ready to hear about this business proposition. Next
day I’ve received a long email from her explaining how she had a priv... (more)
This morning I got the following email from a Java developer: “It seems you
are doing less Java and more web development every year.” This got me
thinking, and I decided to write this blog.
Am I still a Java developer after 17 years of using this language? I
certainly am. But in today’s world using just one programming language is
almost impossible unless you’re willing to limit yourself to the
server-side development. I’m not saying this is bad – it’s a huge field
for never ending self-education and research. Even from the career
perspective becoming an expert in a specific Jav... (more)
Introducing AngularJS to Java Developers
they make you more productive will deal with cross-browser compatibility and
make the application more structured may include reusable components lower
the amount of manually written code.
expect you to programs using well defined rules... (more)
My solution to the problem? I've written my own e-book on it: Java
Programming for Kids, Parents and Grandparents. Dave became my first kid
student and this has helped me a lot to understand the mentality of the
This is what I've learned while working on this project:
Most of the programming tasks require minimal knowledge of arithmetic and
algebra skills. To start programming, a kid needs to understand what x = y+2
means. Another important concept to understand is an if statement.
Kids develop the abstract reasoning abilities by the fourth-fifth grade, and
Pushing Data to Multiple WebSocket Clients From a Java Server
Finished writing the WebSocket chapter for the second edition of my Java 24
Hour Trainer. In this blog I’ll show you one of the code samples from
Pretty often you need to write a program that publishes the same message to
all connected clients. For example, multiple clients of the online auctions
have to be notified when a new bid is placed on the product. Another example
is when a new stock price quote need to be pushed from the server to all
connected clients. With websockets it’s a pretty easy task.