Strange – or quite nice? IBM has put a lot of money into an open Source project called Eclipse. Since I no longer believe in the tooth fairy, I wonder why they sponsor a rival to their own development tools… or are these tools – Visual Age – showing more and more weaknesses?
Some day soon (ha!) I will connect my electric piano to my Mac – as long as the Mac has a serial port, of course, to send and accept MIDI. And then I will need some software on the Mac to do something useful. I have already found a Mac OS X tool that looks promising – but an iceBook does not have a serial port. Right. Any suggestions?
If you’re interested in learning Java, have a look at BlueJ, a Java development environment geared towards teaching Java. I haven’t tried it yet, but I will – if only because it also contains a UML tool.
I’m getting frustrated when I have to edit this site – and I don’t know whether the problem is Manila (or the Editthispage.com server) or my ISP. Once again, it takes me minutes to get the correct version of any page displayed in any browser, even when pushing the “refresh” button many times. I’ve tried MSIE, Opera, Mozilla, iCab, and OmniWeb, all on Mac OS X 10.1. I suspect the ISP’s caching proxy, but I don’t know how to about to prove that. Guess I’ll have to study some more.