call for phillip morris!
Well, there are nicky new guys here (me) and a group of old pro's who donated one reverse engineering link worth all the rest, and one very fine link to (shhh) .ru, which is where I'll spend all My time! I'm not telling you about the rest... it's an open secret!
ed. Now, I don't know what you got out of these links. Here's what caught my nose. Java is a revolutionary idea, but it's caught up in real life problems... not so portable as it needs to be, not so universal as it could be - giant drayhorses pulling it in different directions. And it's slooooow. Turns out to be like medicine, one dose of one thing doesn't cure everything, and may make you woozy. Secondly, everybody had to learn it in an instant. All that effort spilled over onto the internet, where we can still hear it crackling. Here's a link to Java at Middlesex. You can feel the pain... but the damned thing worked! Look at that helicopter! I want you to note Sandy Anderson's brew for reversing not ready Java: "cup of tea (milk and two sugars) at about 11.30 in the evening (when no more phone calls were possible)" Come here when you are feeling sorry for yourself. You folks married to programmers, you'll like this one, too. Oh, look... everyone's got links, Sandy included... there's that Marty Hall and here's Just Java has Java Software Downloads, and Java Games. Need to do a page on just books and magazines and tuts and Faqs ... well, Marty Hall does. Go down to his Web Pages. hmm. has a link to Making Sense of Java which has a link to Java Matures: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, by Hank Shiffman Here are the issues in a slide show. eg. Slide 23... of 32 Where is Java Getting Used? Pragmatism winning over religion. What can derail java? at 29, 30 JavaSoft loses control of Java? and Fatal flaw discovered in security model? Third, for me, there's a lot more to learn... even simple games can have complex strategies, and unforeseen consequences. Try the little game, Baduk. The obvious place to go is to Professor Sullivan's Learning Java Page. At "Getting Started With Java," he gives us a great introduction to what is at Sun Microsystems, for instance: Sun: the Java Tutorial. What I really want to read is Thinking in Java, by Bruce Eckel. But, I'm just a dogg! And a new one, at that! There are lots of significant things which escape my nose, right on this page! These are just the things I dragged into my backyard to chew on. But oh, those trails.. the smells were great! We should bury all these links together in a Beagle's guide to Java: library page. What's -Boojum sending me by email? MORE links! How am I ever going to chew down all these bones, if he just keeps piling them up?