Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta. developer.okta.com

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10+ YEARS


Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

What's up with the Job Market in Denver?

I don't know what the hell is going on, but I feel like it's 2001 all over again. I got 2 calls last week, and 2 calls this week from recruiters or hiring managers. The strange part is that I didn't send them a resume or anything - they called me! I even got a call (last week) from a hiring manager that I submitted my resume to. This is nuts - usually there's nothing. The phone lines have been dead for a quite a few months (if not years). Maybe it's the book? I doubt it - I think it's just a fluke and I should enjoy it while it lasts.

I've asked all of these opportunities to forward me job descriptions so I can post them here, but haven't got anything yet. All local opps - maybe it's a good time to be a Denverite? Or maybe the Java job market is picking up again - let's hope so!

Posted in Java at Sep 30 2003, 11:19:54 PM MDT 5 Comments

Struts tip o' the day ~ using bean:size

A co-worker turned me on to this one today - you can use <bean-el:size collection="${myForm.list}" id="listSize"/> to get the size of a collection and expose it as a pageContext variable. I've been looking for this sucker for years! Usually, I end up putting a getListSize() getter on my form to accomplish this, since none of the other tags (including JSTL) allow you to get the size of a collection.

Posted in Java at Sep 30 2003, 07:25:59 PM MDT 6 Comments

VersionTracker - free with .Mac

I got an e-mail from Apple today. In it, they offered me a free version of VersionTracker. I signed up - why not, it's free? I don't know that I'll use it though. The reason I'm writing this post is to see if anyone else is using this service, and if so, whaddya think? What software packages do you watch?

Posted in Mac OS X at Sep 30 2003, 05:36:07 PM MDT 1 Comment