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
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:
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.