Monday, January 22, 2007

Why does Java support exception handling?

Here's a nanocast on why we should we use use exceptions to handle error conditions in programs. I hope you enjoy it :-)



This is the first episode in a multi-part series on Exception handling in Java.







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COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Azagu
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DATE: 01/23/2007 10:24:36 AM
Hi There,

Greetings and Wish you a Happy New Year. I am following your website for the past couple of months and I liked it very much.

Are you planning to put the mp3 version of this series as well on the website? It will help the users to load it to their mp3 player and listen to them.

You are doing a great job.
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COMMENT:
AUTHOR: Parag
DATE: 01/24/2007 03:26:09 PM
Hi Azagu,

Thank you for your kind words and a very happy new year to you too. Most of the mp3's heavily depend on some code or an example also posted as part of the blog post. I am not sure if the mp3 will be very useful independantly. Also, once I make them downloadable, my hosting bandwidth requirements will increase significantly, and I am not sure if my current plan will support that. I am talking to some people about sponsorships. Once that works out, bandwidth will not be an issue, and I can make a lot of material available for download as a podcast.

I have also been thinking about how I can improve the readers experience and help them understand programming best practices in a better way. After some thoughts I feel that these MP3's are a bit limiting because you have to also look at the accompanying code sample.

Very soon I hope to start a series of screencasts, which will show code being written in an IDE along with an audio explanation of the code. I also have plans to record my dojo sessions and upload them as 'Flash' videos.

Thank you for your comments... feedback helps me understand if I am able to help people improve their skills... so keep the feedback coming and also suggest the kind of samples you would like to see on the website in future.

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Regards
Parag

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