I'm a software developer with several years of experience under my belt. Lately, I've been working with lots of Java code, but have very little formal Java training. Unfortunately, most of the resources that I've found seem to target people with little/no programming experience OR lots of basic Java experience. Can anybody recommend books or other resources that teach Java, from the perspective of a developer who is already experienced with OOP and other C-style languages? [more inside]
Young Cocoa (9yo) has asked me to install the More Nature mod for Minecraft and I have run into a loop of Kafkaesquian loopiness. [more inside]
After getting laid off due to restructuring (boo!), a contact helped me get a phone interview for a really cool position (yay!). However, it's a Java web developer role, whereas my experience is PHP/perl; I'd have to reach back 15+ years to school for the last time I did object-oriented coding myself, although I've done a lot of C# code reviewing recently. There's going to be coding/design questions, so I'm studying like crazy. Most of the Java stuff I'm finding is either targeted towards experienced C++/C# programmers, OR total beginners ("this is an IDE, drp"). Pointers on best resources for someone who's got a coding background that's just not OO?
How do I find someone who can make our series of educational web videos interactive (with quizzes and links), and how much will it cost? [more inside]
I'm hoping to find a user script for Tumblr that will go from the default 1 column layout to something that has 5-6 columns to take advantage of my widescreen monitor. I've found a userscript that gets partway there ("minimal three column layout"), but it suppresses the Like & Repost buttons. I've tried modifying it to have 5 columns instead of three, but I don't know java for beans. Would someone in the hivemind be able to tweak this appropriately, or know another way to get a better layout?
Asking for a friend: There is an online grading platform that apparently only runs on Java 6, but he has a mid-year 2012 MacBook Pro unibody (13") and it came with Java 7 installed. He needs to be able to enter grades at home, which means he needs Java 6. Both of us are good with technology (and searched Google for information), but the links we found often referred to computers where Java 6 was installed, and then was replaced with Java 7. Help? [more inside]
I want to create an intra-company website for my co-workers to rate/review widgets. It will not be a commercial venture. Is there is a free or free-ish way to do this? [more inside]
I need to copy text between a commercial text editor (TextPad 6.1.3 by Helios) and a home brew program used by my company. When I try to do this now, the highlighted text is moved/cut rather than copied. Is there a Windows 7 or TextPad setting I can use to force the behavior to copy rather than cut the text? [more inside]
Loading this web page I get an error saying that a plugin is disabled. I've disabled Java. How do I tell if this page is using Java? I've placed the page's source code here if that helps answer the question. Thanks!
I need to learn Java/J2EE. Where do I start? What resources are out there? How do I become a good programmer overtime? [more inside]
Regarding the Android Market, what apps do people think are missing? I'm teaching myself a little Android programming. I'll try upload eventually a free app or two hopefully that the Marketplace doesn't already have a bunch of.
Does it make sense to block off a few months to develop the skills needed to pursue a modest career/business developing indie games and mobile apps for Android, or am I better off just getting an entry-level job at a call center and make a decent amount of money doing sales or tech support? [more inside]
Are there really Java viruses? [more inside]
Recently doing more and more work in java and am wondering why was Java's getYear function was deprecated in favor of the seemingly more cumbersome and error prone "Calendar.get(Calendar.Year) - 1900" ? [more inside]
How does Ruby compare to C#/Java in terms of speed of development, quality of code and long-term maintainability? A broad question, I know, but my focus is on enterprise applications that might pull in from several large data sources and might be rather large. [more inside]
How can I find and devour blue java (also known as "ice cream") bananas, those rarest and most delectable of all bananas known to man and God? [more inside]
[Not-wanting-to-reinvent-the-wheel web filter] looking for a particular way of implementing blog posts onto static site. Please hope me save time. RSS question inside. [more inside]
Java vs. Bali vs. elsewhere for 3 days in Feb after Singapore? [more inside]
[Web/HTML/Java-filter] - Trying to make menu's in CS5 Dreamweaver. Of course.... [more inside]
JavaFilter: I've pored over dozens of tutorials and read Head First Servlets and JSP. I thought I understood how to utilize servlets in order to generate dynamic content. I can get a simple form/one page site going but am at a complete loss when trying to come up with a design for a full web application. My boss wants a demo by the end of the week (he has seen the single pages, now wants them to work together). My anxiety levels are skyrocketing as it has become clear I don't know what I'm doing. Details inside. [more inside]
How do I get Java SE 6 on my Mac OS? [more inside]
I have a new Mac with OSX 10.6.3 and QuickTime Player (Version 10.0) already installed and want to know whether I can still get QuickTime for Java. [more inside]
When companies wish to release software written in java, but want to be sure the source cannot be seen/decompiled, what is the common solution? [more inside]
I need a nudge on affordable/reliable web hosting for a dedicated server that will run Java (via Tomcat) and MySQL with a control panel for multiple domains and EASY backup. [more inside]
Java gurus: How write a type cast that specifies both a superclass and an interface? [more inside]
Is my Java book from 1998 still relevant? [more inside]
I have two (possibly naive) questions about Java that I'm looking for a 10,000 foot view on. First, what are the preferred libraries are for maths and charting? Second, what are the distinguishing points between alternative JVM languages? [more inside]
Beginning Sony Ericsson mobile phone programming. Where to start? [more inside]
I found a great Java programming site awhile back. I was given a programming task and could get immediate feedback on whether or not it was correct. Tasks were things like, test if two integers are equal and 'reverse a string'. It was targeted toward learning .. but I seem to recall the tasks had advancing levels of complexity. This is not Java BlackBelt. I can't believe I didn't bookmark it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
Wordpress Filter: Plugin incompatibility with my theme - website screws up on IE. How do I fix it? [more inside]
[Website development filter] I have developed a site for a client. He wanted something that shows a picture with text that changes every few seconds so I created a GIF that does this. Now he says that he wants it to pause on mouseover or a click. How do I do this? [more inside]
Apache and Tomcat strangeness... a page in my app throws a 404... but only when using SSL on a single server. [more inside]
I need an "Online Generic Card Game Simulator" program (my term). I don't think what I want exists, but I don't know how to verify this, or more importantly, how to go about making one for myself. [more inside]
I'm starting a new project at work rewriting a web application from scratch. We want to rewrite it in Java for a number of reasons that aren't really important. I've spent the last few months off and on researching web frameworks, but I haven't got a really good handle on how the web-development community feels about them. Help me choose! [more inside]
How do I make MD5, Java and Unicode play nicely together? [more inside]
Do you know a JVM for PocketPC that will run GMail Mobile? [more inside]
Okay, so I have a java program that's supposed to run in the background all the time. The problem is that the JVM allocates all the memory it can use, and then just sits there taking up a half-gig of ram. Is there any way I can get the thing to GC aggressively and release memory back to the system when it's done? [more inside]
I'm looking for a Java game about controlling a roller coaster whose tracks had breaks / gaps in them.
I'm looking for a certain java game. [mi] [more inside]