Brett Stimmerman

And Then Java Ate My Life

28 June 2006

A few months back I started a new job. A large part of this new job entails building and maintaining Java desktop applications. A large part of my life has recently been eaten away by terse API docs, vague explanations of core and advanced features, and minimalist and nearly useless code examples of said features.

Though it’s a great change of pace from years of working mainly in PHP, it means I don’t have much free time to work on things I like. At least for a little while.

I’m hoping that getting back into Java after a 5 year hiatus will be good for me. The Java landscape is difficult for me to accurately gauge, but it seems as though Java on the desktop is trending back into fashion.

Once I settle in to Java and my new role, I hope to be able to pick up my side projects again. It’s unfortunate, but other projects don’t pay the bills.


  • 15 October 2011
    I haven't touched desktop Java since that job, and Java in general since 2007.