Author Archives: Ken Fogel

About Ken Fogel

Java Champion, JCP Executive Committee Member and NetBeans Dream Team Member. Java One/Code One speaker. Organizer of DawsCon, Montreal's free one day software conference. Next conference is January 10, 2020. Faculty member of the Computer Science Technology Program at Dawson College, Montreal. Instructor at the Continuing Education Computer Institute of Concordia University, Montreal. Passionate about teaching and inspiring students to be better programmers.

OK, Java is still free but which version do I use and recommend to my clients?

There remains significant confusion over the licensing and distribution of Java. I know this because I have contributed to this confusion. There is a debate in my college department over which version to use and how updates will be handled. Donald Smith, Sr. Director of Product Management at Oracle in Ottawa, has been kind enough to clear up these issues,… Read more »

Book Report: Java by Comparison

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Java by ComparisonBecome a Java Craftsman in 70 ExamplesSimon HarrerJörg LenhardLinus DietzThe Pragmatic BookshelfRaleigh, North Carolinahttps://java.by-comparison.com Welcome to my first book report since my high school days. I’ve chosen to write about the book Java by Comparison primarily because it’s the book I wish that I wrote. There are plenty of excellent books on specific frameworks and libraries, but this… Read more »