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JavaRanch Journal July 2011

Editor: Michael Ernest

Howdy! Come read about some recent (and not-so-recent) things happening down on the homestead!



"Let's not keep seeing the same old hands."

This saying is a common one for American schoolteachers, but I'd bet there is a near-perfect translation of it in your native language. So it is with blogging: some are more eager (and prolific) than others. So, let's change it up! Here are some Android apps written by JavaRanch guy Ulf Dittmer. Check 'em out!



A thud from the past. Let's make it a blast!

It seems like yesterday I was going to write a soon-to-be-ignored series on using DTrace to analyze Java performance. Yes, I know I'm losing you Windows-bound programmers already. However, DTrace is available on Solaris, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD. In my never-ending mission to convince Java developers to use a Java-agnostic analysis tool that may not be available on an OS platform they care about, I give you this blog from the past

Shameless self-promotion aside, what are your thoughts on performance analysis tools, even a crazy powerful one that, alas, takes you out of your comfort zone? Why not compose a thought or two in the Performance forum?



Get the Boyarsky seal of approval on your Eclipse environment

Bloggin' maniac Jeanne Boyarsky gives your her Eclipse plug-in list. The commentary could be brutally frank or frankly brutal. You won't know until you read it!



News on something other than code. It won't hurt, promise.

Would you like to know what other JavaRanchers do for a creative outlet? I suck at guitar; how about you? So we could commiserate on the paucity of our other talents, or we can look at what Ernest Friedman-Hill can do:

EFH went to MIT and wrote a piece of rules-engine software called Jess. Then he wrote a book called Jess in Action. Can't get more logical than that. Since he's way smarter than us, leave him a kind note on his blog!



What's in the wind

Here are some JavaRanch Forum posts you might have missed. Were they saying stuff about you? Better find out:

What's your take on Google+?

How *does* a topic with no hope turn suddenly into a long discussion? See for yourself:

Are you an Ubuntu user? Why not join the JavaRanch conversation on it?

Bartender Jesper de Jong says Java 7 is now feature-complete. What's that mean? Read the thread and summarize it for me, would you please?. Thanks!

Interested in finding a good book on Spring? Check out these brief, helpful reviews by Andrew Monkhouse and Lasse Koskela.


Our previously published journals are available here.



Your editor this month: Michael Ernest owns and operates Inkling Research, a contract resource for technical instructors, writers and consultants. He most recently wrote two Oracle courses, Java Design Patterns and "What's New in Solaris 11 Express." Ernest is currently working (very slowly) on a book about DTrace. He rarely blogs. When he does, it's probably on a topic Java developers don't care about. He is also so clumsy changing chords from D to G that he does not freely admit he's learning the guitar.

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