Oleg Mikheev


Is Firefox losing it?

Firefox 4 has been released one month ago making its users happy. Mozilla developers did a very good job catching up with competitors speed and UI wise. But it seems that all those attractive bright features had stolen Mozilla...

Which language?

Lots of Java developers around me feel the need to learn some more dynamic and extendible language. That is understandable and there is no doubt that learning a dynamic language is inevitable for most Java devs in the next year or...

Microsoft KDE?

Everyone heard the news about Nokia choosing Windows as their base platform. For a Unix-centric company that owns Symbian, Maemo/MeeGo and Qt, whose flagman product (not to mention the long awaited N9) was running Linux, and that was...

Java<->JSON and weird fields

It's pretty easy to do Java objects - JSON and vice versa transformations. There are lots of tools available, I personally prefer Stringtree . You can easily produce a valid JSON for a valid Java class with valid fields. But field...

on Android

Diverted from my family affairs by the notorious Oracle-Google lawsuit I decided to take a look at the current state of Android from my perspective. I own an HTC Dream phone - the first Android device on the market. The device was...

Java future

I came across a nice feature by two former JavaWorld.com editors . Nine Java community leaders (two sr. engineers, two architects, two principals, a consultant, a CEO, and an author/developer) discuss Java future as they see it.

Measuring agile vs non-agile

I've seen a lot of projects becoming agile. In the beginning change to agility was pushed by development teams themselves, lately management layer became aware of the benefits agility can potentially bring. Unfortunately blind...

Gosling goes elsewhere

It is kind of strange that this news didn't make it to the JavaWorld yet. Weird thing has happened at Oracle. The recently acquired Oracle executive James Gosling quits . Via a blog entry . Waiting for the list of Oracle Executives to...

hmm... PowerDesigner

Today I'm going to blog about closed-source paid software. Most DBA guys that I knew considered PowerDesigner one of the best tools for database design. Being not a very DB guy I got curious about whether it could be of any help to...

Flash smartphone from Samsung

Yesterday a new smartphone Wave was officially presented by Samsung. Some say that it is based on Linux. But it's not that interesting as you just can't expect a jailbreak or some kind of a root access from Samsung anytime soon. Their...

What could make me an Apple fan

Each time an Apple-related news breaks I'm asking myself why am I not an Apple fan? Despite hundreds of Mac/iBooks demoed in Hollywood movies and all musicians / designers around me going crazy for iMacs. The most recent news were of...

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