This is HUGE in my opinion. It's always been a pain to test multiple versions of IE - you either had to install VMWare, install multiple OS's, or use a separate machine. No longer, my friends. Joe Maddalone of Insert Title Web Designs, has figured out a way to run multiple versions of IE on the same machine. Awesome - thanks Joe!
Thanks to The Scobleizer for the link. I also found these standalone downloads for IE 5.1 and 5.5 from Ryan Parman.
Manning has a new book in the works: Art of Java Web Development: Frameworks and Best Practices. Looks like good stuff - it covers Struts, Tapestry, WebWork, Velocity and Cocoon. Too many books, not enough time. I'm thinking that I should start taking a "studying sabbatical" every year. Maybe 2 weeks at the end of each year where I crank through a few books and solidify my knowledge. The other option is to quit contributing to Open Source and reading weblogs - that'd probably save me 2 weeks between now and the end of the year. ;-)
To make is easier for folks to use AppFuse and Struts Resume, I put together a page for HowTo Configure your Development Environment. This is how I've configured my environment and it works pretty darn well for me. Really, none of the document is AppFuse specific - it just shows where I put J2SE, J2EE, Ant, Tomcat, and how to setup your environment variables. Comments or other suggestions are welcome.
This site continues to puke and choke - and I believe it's 1) Tomcat or 2) my ISP. Why? Because all the other Roller installs seems to hum along just fine with no issues (i.e. Dave and JRoller). I get OutOfMemory Errors and too many connections open. As of last night, I'm thinking of a new strategy. Netcraft reports that this site is capable of running Resin 3.0.3. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but it certainly seems like it to me. Now I just need to sit down and 1) figure out how to setup Roller on Resin and 2) do it. Knowing my luck, migrating to Resin won't solve anything, but it's worth a try!