Archive for January 21, 2007

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Apple and Java

Jens Alfke:

I’m another of those Apple Java engineers who dropped out. I spent five years as a raving Java fanboy, but I gave up after optimizing AWT, implementing drag and drop, and trying to make 1,200 pages of crappy APIs do the right thing on the Mac. Then I took a one-week Cocoa training course, and wrote the first prototype of iChat.

I mostly agree, but I still wish Cocoa had layout managers. It’s great to be able to plunk everything down in Interface Builder and not have to deal with generated code. But taking advantage of that shouldn’t mean that I have to lay everything out by hand and manage all the sizes and spacings in different localizations.

53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without

Smashing Magazine:

Over the last few years Web-developers have written many articles about CSS and developed many useful techniques, which can save you a lot of time—of course, if you are able to find them in time. Below you’ll find a list of techniques we, as Web-architects, really couldn’t live without. They are essential and they indeed make our life easier.

On Linking

Tim Bray:

Since I’m writing for the Net, I wanted to link to it. I did a quick search for its Web site, which also turned up a pretty good Wikipedia entry on the subject. The question is, which to link to? The answer isn’t obvious.