Helen on Java #158
Helen on Java #282
"It's really easy to get started off in this path of building tools, and then you never actually do the thing you set out to do; you just build tools. In a sick sense, that's basically the story of my whole career. I set out to do things, and I always end up building the tools. And then the actual thing kind of gets lost."
-James Gosling, in JavaWorld interview
- ThoughtPad is a multi-document editor for quickly taking and organizing notes.
- Aiee!: An Interactive Environment Engine
- Aiee is a freeware text adventure or "interactive fiction" system. Aiee! uses XML-based world files, and is written in Java.
- GameScroll is a choose-your-own-adventure and solo system for pencil-and-paper RPGs.
- Hephaestus is a freeware computer role-playing game system with loadable adventures; you can write your own adventures in Java, and share them with anyone else who has Hephaestus.
- A customizable tile-based adventure game, now in open source!
- Halon Escape
- The game of gasping and dying in mazes of cubicles!
- A programmable ICB client written in Java.
- Simple image clipping util, using BufferedImage and ImageIO.
- A simple color terminal component.
- A tool to split large files into floppy-sized chunks.
- A simple GUI util to list system properties (the Java version of environment variables)
- A simple command-line util to list system properties (the Java version of environment variables)
- mdh.lib.StackLayout2 (jar)
- A simple and eminently useful layout manager.
- mdh.lib.URLCoder (zip)
- Utility class to encode and decode URL-encoded strings or streams.
- mdh.lib.InputLine (zip)
- A variant TextField with a history buffer.
- mdh.lib.TextViewer (zip)
- Pop-up text windows with hotkeys to activate other components, useful for hyperlinked help systems, menus, whatever.
- A simple 3-D graphics demo, very slow (written only to test blitting speeds)
"The conflict with Microsoft over Java is not about which monopoly will prevail any more than the conflict against the Germans in World War II was about which dictatorship would prevail. Instead, like World War II, this is a battle in which the forces of freedom must align against the aggressive forces of tyranny. Microsoft is bent upon controlling the future of technology and on limiting our options only to those which work to their economic advantage. This must be offensive to all people who love freedom and freedom of choice. We cannot tolerate it, and we must fight against it.
From this point forward we must recognize that we are, in fact, at war with Microsoft. Our ability to enjoy a future where innovation and competition thrive together depends on the depth of our conviction and our willingness to act now. If we do not, then it is possible that soon there will not be any technology that doesn't have a Microsoft logo stamped on it."
-Rick Ross, Java Lobby
"Prepare thy ablutions, worship the bean, and shun the abomination that is decaf, and one day you too shall walk among the Blessd, whose blood flows thick and brown with God's Chemical and whose hearts have been replaced with the more efficient mechanism of a Mr. Coffee."