Blog entries on April 2005

  • Developing a RSS Reader with Java (JFC/Swing)

    By Nuno Mariz, on 29 April 2005 @ 10:55
    Java Technology
    I have a new personal project in mind. The idea is to improve my Java skills by developing a desktop application to read and manage my personal RSS feeds. Yes. There are several applications that do this, even in Java, just like RSSOwl that uses SWT for the widgets. The application will have the same features as Akregator, obviously not all on the first release.
  • Desktop Java Features in Mustang

    By Nuno Mariz, on 22 April 2005 @ 23:34
    The next release of Java with the codename Mustang has some significant enhancements for desktop usage, including improved OS L&F, text anti-aliasing modes, more and improved graphics hardware usage, threading improvements, etc.
    You can check the full article, or go to the Mustang project homepage for more details.
  • Ruby on rails, the new hype?!

    By Nuno Mariz, on 21 April 2005 @ 10:30
    10m setup video
    The meaning of Hype in The Probert Encyclopaedia is Hype is Black-American slang for "a deception". But the same word in the Michael J. Motto Advertising - Selected Glossary means Extreme promotion of a person, idea, or product.

    Either way, the 10m setup video in the official site of ruby on rails is quite impressive and looks promising.
  • Java books

    By Nuno Mariz, on 20 April 2005 @ 16:16

    I've bought from some books about Java. I need to move from PHP to Java, as soon as possible, and start to make some serious programming on this platform.

    Core Java 2: Fundamentals Vol. 1Core Java 2: Fundamentals Vol. 1: This book is the new edition of the best-selling introductory book to Java for experienced programmers and completely updated for J2SE 1.5. It covers the basics.

    Core Java 2: Advanced Features Vol. 2Core Java 2: Advanced Features Vol. 2: This book covers the more advanced features of the Java 2 platform, such as: Multithreading, Collections, Networking, Database Connectivity- Jdbc, Remote Objects, Advanced Swing, Advanced Awt, Javabeans, Security, Internationalization, Native Methods and Xml.

    Core Java 2: Advanced Features Vol. 2J2EE Design Patterns: This book covers UML (Unified Modeling Language), Presentation Tier Architecture, The Business Tier, Enterprise Concurrency, Messaging, J2EE Antipatterns, etc.
    Seems, this is the last book i will read from this three ;)

  • What can you expect?

    By Nuno Mariz, on 15 April 2005 @ 10:02
    You can expect some news and opinions related to computers, software development and architecture, geeks stuff, some tutorials and personal projects.
  • Why in english?

    By Nuno Mariz, on 15 April 2005 @ 09:53
    Im writing my weblog in english just to practice my grammar.