Saturday, May 10, 2003

General: Google Viewer from Google Labs

The Google Viewer displays the pages found as a result of your Google search as a continuous scrolling slide show. You can view your search results without using your keyboard or mouse and you can adjust the speed with which the images move across your screen. Each image of a page's contents is accompanied by a short "snippet" describing that page.

A simple a innovative way to provide search results. Here is the link.

M$: $2 Trillion fine for Microsoft?

As per The Register, Microsoft's latest security lapse with its Passport information service could trigger a $2.2 trillion fine on the company courtesy of the US government.
Microsoft product manager Adam Sohn's comment to the security flaw in the password reset tool of its Passport service which could compromise the information stored on all 200 million users: "You live and learn". Is M$ really serious about security?

The flaw could have been found by anyone who tried to crack Passport seriously. From The Register:
The flaw was discovered close to four minutes after security researcher Muhammad Faisal Rauf Danka set to work on Passport. He was able to access Passport accounts at will by typing "emailpwdreset" into a URL that has the e-mail address of a user account and the address where a reset message can be sent.

Friday, May 09, 2003

J2SE: Joshua Bloch speaks about Tiger release

Ever since I read Joshua Bloch's Effective Java Programming Language Guide, I have been an admirer of his programming style. published an interview with him(Joshua Bloch is Specification Lead for JSR 201).

Draft specs for enumerations, autoboxing, enhanced for loop, static import are available at
Joshua Bloch's sessions at JavaOne 2003.

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

M$: Know thy enemy

M$ seems to be following this perfectly.
1. M$ .NET evagelist Job posts mentioned J2EE experience as a requirement. A good friend of mine who used to be a J2EE developer is now preaching .NET as a .NET evagelist.
2. M$ training its staff in J2EE and Linux.
3. Looking at JavaBlogs visits, you will be surprised some of the visitors are from :-)

Probably its time to start for us to get to know the Enemy.

Sunday, May 04, 2003

J2ME: South Korea is now officially Java country

When it comes to cell phones, South Korea is now officially Java country. From