In my use case, there are a several data sets to fetch and populate into graphs. One way is to perform a for each loop and just AJAX requests to get dataset from the web server and adding it one by one. But why do that when you can do so asynchronously. Ideally, all sets of data should be downloaded at the same time and not one after another. Some data sets are larger than others and will take a longer time to complete, so we can always add the completed sets into the graph first.
Was mugging (studying) in school during study week as usual and this happened at around 130am.
Is this a NUSSU (student union) ‘event’ or is it some idiot trying to play the fool… or is it really SPIDEY???? 😛 See for yourself. Whatever it is, it was cool to relieve some of the stress from us muggers.
I was browsing through some Java books at the Choa Chu Kang library yesterday. Yes it’s boring I know. One of the top I was intending to read up on was Java Swing. I have to implement some Java Swing stuff at school and I, for the 217067th time, do not like Java.
My complaints aside. I chance upon this really thick book – you know what they all say about thick books – The Definitive Guide to Java Swing.
And I flipped to the first few pages, probably the introduction. And yes, I always read prefaces and introduction. I felt that understanding the author’s background and intent for writing a book is important. It helps you deciding on book purchases too.
Here’s what The Definitive Guide to Java Swing has to say about Java:
Java is one of 13,000 islands that makes up Indonesia, whose capital is Jakarta. It is home to about 120 million people with an area about 50,000 square miles (132,000 square kilometers). While on the island, you can hear traditional music such as gamelan or angklung and enjoy Java’s main export, a coffee that is considered spicy and full-bodied, with a strong, slightly acidic flavor. The island also has a dangerous volcano named Merapi, which makes up part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” In 1891, on the island, Eugene Dubois discovered fossils from Pithecanthropus erectus, better known as Java man (homo javanensis).
(The Definitive Guide to Java Swing about java.)
Pretty funny way of writing an introduction. Since most people who is going to read a non-beginner Java book, there’s no need to include an introduction on Java anyway.
Unfortunately the book’s learning curve is too steep – I am a beginner.