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Java Developers Please Help

This is the translation of a post that I have written yesterday in Portuguese (pt-BR): Programadores Java Por favor ajudem. It will tell the same story and also share the updates. Honestly I hope to find some clues by sharing this issue with the International Java Community.

I haven’t developed with Java for a long while. Last time I have coded anything in Java it was with J2ME and, if I’m not mistaken, the framework was at its version 1.

Recently I was trying to help my old man (dad) with an issue that he was having at his real estate agency. For unexplained reasons until this moment, his Bank – www.bb.com.br –  site does not work with his Windows 7 Dell machine.

To get the issue resolved I have entered in contact with it’s tech support. Their tech support is annoying as it could be, they can only be contacted through phone and if you need to really get in touch with a technician, the only way possible is by having the branch manager to call in for you.

The 1st contact it was suggested to format the computer and try all over again, as it could have a worm / virus or a corrupted Java machine. With a lot of complains we did that and after all it still did not work.

Contacting the Bank tech support again the reply were:

  • there is a virus again (as it had from the beginning)
  • the ISP (Velox) provider was blocking content making the bank site not to work properly.

The ISP is blocking content? Really? You got be F**** kidding me. I knew that it was completely bullshit.

As a PHP developer I can tell that there is an issue with the bank website and / or with it’s Java application and honestly I don’t think that Java is restricted to a operating system or browser (that would be simply ridiculous).

So I came in request some help from Java developers. Can someone please give me a reasonable / logic explanation of why the bank Java application is not working on a Dell Windows 7 Machine?


After I have posted this yesterday I had got a possible lead. There is a plugin that some bank java applications uses and this plugin is completely incompatible with some versions of Windows 7.  The solution so far: none.

Myths and truths about Developers

This post was originally from VidaDeProgramador – a Braziliam blog that has charges and articles about the daily fun life of a developer.
It was so fun to read that a full translation is bellow:
The stereotype of a developer is usually generalized and inaccurate. So I decided to write this article to demystify this stereotype to a more accurate one. Based out of common sense will tell if it is true or false and why.

A developers life resolves to computers only.

LIE. There are also gadgets, video games, …

Programmers do not like women (genre generalization).

LIE. We  just do not consider essential in 100% of the time (as it is essential to any device connected to the Internet).

Computer programmers know everything.

TRUTH. But I do not want to show off, so do not ask to fix your computer / printer / something like that-not to disturb the exercise of humility.

All programmers are addicted to coffee.

LIE. There are programmers who live without coffee. Addicted to coffee  only the good programmers. [ROTFL]

Programmers are people with no social life.

LIE. Developers have much social life (they are registered in almost all social networks).

Programmer does not sleep.

LIE. Programmer sleep. But only in time that can not.

You have to learn to program in Linux to know programming.

LIE. The logic in the assertion is obviously reversed: You have to know programmingto learn how to program in Linux. [love this one]

Programmers are more intelligent than other creatures.

TRUTH. This will not explain, because: 1. If you are a programmer already knows that.2. If not, will not understand the explanation. [LOL]

Zend Framework


Come to the dark side of the Force Luke...

This is a small post just to place how rewarding is to know that a good friend, a known .NET developer and defensor of the .NET technologies, migrates, even for a bit, just to do a small project, to the Zend Framework and PHP technologies.

As I have always messed with him: “Come to the dark side of the force Luke” and for my, and all PHP community happiness, he did came.

If there is any developer .NET (or any other language) out there that is in doubt about migrating to PHP, don’t be in doubt and “come to the dark side of the force” 🙂

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