31 Mar 2005

Pragmatic faces

Since I like to see people I read, here's the pragmatic people.

Rod Johnson ain't funny?

One could ask what it has to do with hibernate...
Anyway, I known some "rod Johnson'freaks" who bought his book ;)
I've resisted the temptation but for how long?!
I only read books of funny people and rod doesn't seem one of them according to gavin.

24 Mar 2005

Java vs .Net

Knowing people from the two world, I found this definition of "why java people dislike .Net", quite fair:
Mark Hapner pointed out that the community revolving around .NET is faced with a development language controlled by a major corporation, "Basically, Microsoft sucks the air out of .Net for everything that they classify as being of strong interest to themselves and there really is no place for other contributions," he said. Developers are forced to build on top of Microsoft?s economic model, which Microsoft can change whenever they want. The strength of the Java community is the support and collaborative efforts that exists between the organizations, open source communities and individuals alike.
What makes microsoft .NET attractive and not attractive at the same time is the lake of choice.
You (almot) have only one choice: visual studio and .net framework! No need for other frameworks, everything is included in it.
As soon as something is use by people it is included in the framework...
But then you have less choice when it comes to choose something out of the mainstream.

Also from the same article:
There was discussion between Hapner and Schmidt about how current Java technologies like JavaServerFaces and Hibernate are making it easier for developers to develop applications by providing reusable user interfaces and frameworks that may become, according to Cliff Schmidt, more appealing to Microsoft developers by simplifying the programming language.
I don't think any .Net developer will change for Java. The two world are separate and hardly speak with each other.

23 Mar 2005

The State of the Scripting Universe

Since I started recently to learn ruby, I found this article quite interesting!

Here you can learn that, on 666 developers surveyed:
  • 41 percent use Perl
  • 32 percent use PHP
  • 15.6 percent use Python
Too bad they don't tell about ruby!
The 11.4 percent left must be split between tcl and ruby, I suppose!

21 Mar 2005


I tried iTunes during the last two weeks.
I found it nice but still not up to Winamp.
  • the mini player is too big compare to winamp's
  • winamp can sort by path + filename
  • the winamp media library allow to find files by author, title, music style etc...
  • winamp can shuffle the play list (not just shuffle IN the play list)
Winamp is still my favorite player!