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Angle Brackets and Curly Braces
Introducing Artima Weblogs
by Bill Venners
March 22, 2003
This week I added weblogs to Find out what Artima Weblogs have to offer.


This week I added weblogs to I was in part inspired by, which has about 80 webloggers, mostly O'Reilly authors. I plan to build a community of elite webloggers on who post on software-related issues of interest to readers. Although anyone will be able to read Artima Weblogs posts, to actually be a weblogger at you have to be invited. To start with we have five webloggers. More webloggers will be added in the coming weeks and months.

A Quick Tour of Artima Weblogs

1. Summaries of the posts of all webloggers appear in the main Artima Weblogs page:

2. All posts also appear in the main Artima Weblogs RSS feed:

3. Each individual weblogger gets a page showing the summaries for all of their posts, as in:

4. Each individual weblogger gets their very own RSS feed, as in:

5. Weblog posts themselves look a lot like articles, complete with a title, by line, publication date, and About the Blogger. For example, this page:

6. Each weblog post is accompanied by a discussion forum topic in the Weblogs Forums, so readers can respond to and discuss the posts. For example:

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About the Blogger

Bill Venners is president of Artima, Inc., publisher of Artima Developer ( He is author of the book, Inside the Java Virtual Machine, a programmer-oriented survey of the Java platform's architecture and internals. His popular columns in JavaWorld magazine covered Java internals, object-oriented design, and Jini. Active in the Jini Community since its inception, Bill led the Jini Community's ServiceUI project, whose ServiceUI API became the de facto standard way to associate user interfaces to Jini services. Bill is also the lead developer and designer of ScalaTest, an open source testing tool for Scala and Java developers, and coauthor with Martin Odersky and Lex Spoon of the book, Programming in Scala.

This weblog entry is Copyright © 2003 Bill Venners. All rights reserved.

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