I was excited to read this book considering I use JAX-RS and RESTEasy at work. Another developer put together the foundation of our web services using these technologies and I wanted to better understand the core of what I work with each day. This book perfectly fit that need. Many technical books are written by authors who have worked with the technology for a couple of years or, in some cases, learned it just for the sake of writing the book. This is NOT the case for RESTful Java with JAX-RS.The author, Bill Burke, is the main contributor to … Continue reading A comprehensive coverage of JAX-RS
If you are looking for a book on Jython, this is the only book I would consider buying. I highly recommend it for any developer looking to gain the speed and ease of Python within their projects. So, go out and buy the book. Support the authors for the obvious hard work they put into making such a great book.
Looking back, I have generally been the type of person who lets people dictate to me what it is that I am going to do. I make my desires known, but don’t do anything to make it a point that my desires will be the outcome. Today I took a big step and stood up for myself. After a couple of years of being led to believe that I would finally move into a full time development position, and then being stuck in a designer/analyst position, I laid it all out on the table. I let my boss know that … Continue reading Stepping out of your comfort zone and standing up for yourself
Lesson learned: You don’t have to be an expert in everything. Get good at a few things and make sure you know where to find the answer for the rest.