Monthly Archives: July 2003

Futurama: Using Java Technology to Build Robots That Can See, Hear Speak, and Move

Fun article on developer.java.sun.com called Futurama: Using Java Technology to Build Robots That Can See, Hear Speak, and Move. It explains how to use the Java speech API to capture speech, the Java Media Framework to capture webcam images, and … Continue reading

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Windows Tail

[update 10:08pm] I know that tail exists for Windows by using cgywin or some of the other ports. If you view the article you’ll see that this utility isn’t run from the command line and uses VB.NET code, which I … Continue reading

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New I/O Channels

Jason Hunter wrote an article for Oracle entitled New I/O Channels.

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OpenIM Java Jabber ® Server

From the jdev mailing list: Java Jabber Server, “… an open-source Java implementation (Apache License) of Jabber Instant Messager. The purpose of the OpenIM project is to produce a fast, simple, and highly efficient instant messager server with high modularisation … Continue reading

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ScreenTaker

I downloaded and installed ScreenTaker by SymbianWare, a nifty little piece of software that gives you the ability to take screen shots of the applications on your Symbian based phone. If you’re using it on the 3650, you should read … Continue reading

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More cool 3650 software

Mitch Kapor ranted about the email software that came with the Nokia 3650 he recently purhcased. He wanted software like that on the Blackberry that “pushes” your email out to your phone. Jim Corbett commented that Active Mail from Cibenix … Continue reading

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Why Web Developers Need JavaServer Faces

Short article at onjava.com entitled: Why Web Developers Need JavaServer Faces. Not much meat to it, but it sure the sparks are flying the comments section. If you don’t want to read it, here’s my data extraction: · JSF prescribes … Continue reading

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J2ME StopWatch

The MIDlet I mentioned Tuesday is ‘working’… I guess it’s pretty basic functionality. A Thread repaints a Canvas object every 500 milliseconds, you can stop, start and reset the stopwatch. Download the jar and the jad here, install them on … Continue reading

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C# From a Java Developer’s Perspective

C# From a Java Developer’s Perspective: A Comparison of Microsoft’s C# programming language to Sun Microsystems’ Java programming language. [via thauvin.net]

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Retrieving ‘recordcount’ property in .NET

Spent a bit this morning wading through .NET documentation trying to find out how one retrieves the number of records returned from a query. Turns out it’s pretty simple. First you get your query rolling: // get the connection string … Continue reading

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