JavaOne thoughts

Another year of rejections from JavaOne and I’ve finally written them back asking for comments on the selection process. The thing that is hardest to swallow about JavaOne and their selection is that the topics I submit are definitely viable and important topics. I’m not just saying that either, because both topics I’ve submitted have […]

Versioning and serialization of enums

Versioning keeps coming up everywhere in Java. Probably because the Java language is used to run huge applications and guess what, some things change and others don’t (or at least not at the same rate). Not to mention that Java is just awful at versioning of anything. One thing I’ve come to realize over the […]

Savant dialect dependencies

I just finished a large refactoring of the Savant dialect code in order to add support for dialect dependencies. Since it is always ideal to break down pieces of functionality into logical units and then introduce well defined dependencies, I went ahead and did that with Savant dialects. I was thinking of using traditional getter/setter […]

Savant dialects versioning

I’m being kind hardcore with the separation of dialects in Savant (a dialect is a collection of plugins – for example there is a Java dialect with a compile plugin). The reason being is that I feel dialects should not interfere with each other in the same manner that web applications should not. Java has […] Commons 1.0 RC1 released

After working for a while I finally managed to finish the documentation, JDK 1.5 and JDK 1.4 support for the Commons project. I also repackaged and renamed a bunch of classes and added the Apache License comment to all the files. This sucker is ready to rumble. Enjoy!