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Java & JBuilder Resources

A good Java manual is available online at the Borland Website. The address is...
ftp://ftpc.borland.com/pub/jbuilder/techpubs/jbuilder2005/gsjava.pdf

My grade 12 students might find some use with this "Developing Database Applications" book, available at...
ftp://ftpc.borland.com/pub/jbuilder/techpubs/jbuilder2005/database.pdf

If you want to try out an advanced, free Java editor, Borland has released JBuilder 2005 Foundation, available at... http://www.borland.com/products/downloads/download_jbuilder.html#
(Be sure to get the Foundation version, not the others)

If you want to get started with JBuilder, so sure to download "Getting Started with JBuilder", available at...
ftp://ftpc.borland.com/pub/jbuilder/techpubs/jbuilder2005/introjb.pdf

UniqueHardware.ca Needs Staff Members

An ex-student of mine runs a hardware review website. He is looking for staff members to help with reviews. Here was his request:

"Unique Hardware is in in desperate need for new staff. Think you can fillthe void? Then please drop me a line resume@no_spam.uniquehardware.ca. We are looking forward to having you on the UH team."

A perk for reviewing for this website is that you often get to keep what you review!

http://www.uniquehardware.ca/

The Last Internet Page!

Finally, I've reached the end of the Internet! No...really!

Check it out for yourself: http://www.internetlastpage.com/

This Freeware Web Site Editor Rivals FrontPage or Dreamweaver? Prove It!

From the "nvu" website:Finally! A complete Web Authoring System for Linux Desktop users as well as Microsoft Windows and Macintosh users to rival programs like FrontPage and Dreamweaver.Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a "new view") makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.Check it out at http://nvu.com/index.html. Let me know what you think.

Arghhh! Searching thru Zip Files is Way Too Slow!

I routinely search my hard drive for specific filenames, but the searches take way too long because Windows also wants to search through the filenames of files embedded in zip files. I discovered the way to disable this "feature": Create a batch file that contains the following command: regsvr32 c:\winnt\system32\zipfldr.dll /uIf you ever want to re-enable the ability to search through zip files, just modify the command by removing the "/u".

Open Office 2.0 Beta Released

OpenOffice 2.0 Beta has been released. [ Overview / OpenOffice.org / Features ]

OpenOffice 2.0 introduces a new "open" file format that will soon become an ISO standard. This opens up the possibility of true compatibility across different programs and operating systems.

Bottom line for this office suite: it is a free and an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office and WordPerfect Office.