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November 4, 2013,  Submit comment
I've been doing a lot of media production in recent months and the efforts have borne fruit: I've created my first full-fledged eBook (after lots of research) and I've reworked the Hands-On Java eSeminar so it's now a download instead of mailing a CD.
July 1, 2013,  Submit comment
This is the first iteration of an event we hope to evolve into something like The Java Posse Roundup, but with hiking and mountain biking instead of snow activities. We already have an impressive list of name-brand attendees.
April 27, 2013,  13 comments
After a lot of trepidation because of bad press, I've rapidly come to prefer Windows 8 over Windows 7. Because an equivalent-horsepower Mac is 3 times the cost of a Windows 8 machine, I'm moving back to Windows.
April 10, 2013,  2 comments
After two years of cogitation on Scala, the print version of the book is ready! (The Kindle version might take another month or two...).
August 21, 2012,  Submit comment
For the last year and a half, Dianne Marsh and I have been working on an introductory Scala book.
June 20, 2012,  Submit comment
The earlier workshop came about because of a last-minute opportunity, thus the short notice. Both follow the open style that I've been developing in recent years.
February 23, 2012,  Submit comment
If you do any HTML/XML processing, you've probably heard of this powerful and useful package. Download the latest beta and run it on your code to help debug it and make sure it does what you need!
January 16, 2012,  15 comments
I'm not talking about the early adopters writing obscure code here -- that can probably be solved with a suitable style guide. I just debugged my way through an example that should have been trivial but I only figured out because:
December 31, 2011,  8 comments
In order for HTML5 to become the true user interface technology of the future, servers must be able to transparently push data to clients. People have been trying to do this for a long time, and WebSockets look like they will solve the problem once and for all.
December 18, 2011,  19 comments
My friend James Ward was explaining some of the struggles he had learning Scala, in particular partial functions.
November 27, 2011,  10 comments
I'm a big Amazon fan, and a Prime account is great when you live in the boonies. I've also become a big Kindle fan -- but I've just discovered that I'm only a fan of the old design: the amazing thin, light, black-and-white book-reader-only kindles.
October 30, 2011,  7 comments
I've been wanting to play with an Arduino for awhile, but there are so many (which is great, but confusing for the first-timer).
October 26, 2011,  3 comments
The folks at CERN did a great job of capturing my presentation there; you can see the whole thing online.
October 26, 2011,  Submit comment
Visiting the ALBA Synchrotron in Barcelona and speaking at the ICALEPCS conference of people who program machines like this, I was struck by how much Python is used to run these systems.
October 20, 2011,  3 comments
I posted this on Reinventing-Business.com because it seemed more appropriate, but there are some items that might be of interest to readers here (especially the observations about the Stockholm user groups)
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