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Friday, 20th June 2003

Gorilla Web Tips

D. Keith Robinson’s Gorilla Web Tips: News and Featured Content, the first in a series of columns.

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Jython as a learning tool

In Jython Is Just Too Useful, Joey Gibson shows how Jython can be used to quickly demonstrate Java class libraries interactively, including using Python’s dir() builtin to inspect available methods of Java classes. I used Jython last year while learning Swing for a piece of University coursework and found that being able to interactively create and manipulate Swing components (and see them appear on the screen as I typed) sped up the learning process a great deal.

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Problems with RSS

Tim Bray explains RSS to an imaginary bank manager:

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