News: New Java Portal: javasight.com
http://www.javasight.com, Javas new portal, is online in a beta version.
- Posted by: Doron Orbach
- Posted on: February 17 2004 11:13 EST
The world of Java increases the need to be constantly updated. Javasight makes this possible by assembling news and articles from major Java sites on the web and displaying them on one page.
Constantly updated, Javasight gathers new information regarding the Java world and offers a summary of the most important articles with links to the complete content on the publishers sites. It also shows you the latest in Java Books: the top ten best-sellers, new releases and those about to be released.
Your opinion and comments help our java portal improve. Let us know what you think at info at javasight dot com
Javasight: a view to the Java World
This joins other portals such as javarss.com, and javacrawl.com, that aggregate Java content from various sites
- New Java Portal: javasight.com by Talip Ozturk on February 20 2004 10:56 EST
- New Java Portal: javasight.com by Ian Mitchell on February 20 2004 11:12 EST
- Sorting by date by Doron Orbach on February 20 2004 11:15 EST
- New Java Portal: javasight.com by Hemant Gohil on February 20 2004 13:00 EST
- Just get an RSS aggregator by Robert Lowe on February 21 2004 10:06 EST
- Books by Miroslaw Milewski on February 21 2004 10:07 EST
- New Java Portal: javasight.com by Roland Barcia on February 21 2004 21:34 EST
- Great by richard maly on February 23 2004 04:13 EST
- javacrawl.com is a better choice by Jason Jones on February 26 2004 17:50 EST
It would have been better if it was sorted by date, not grouped by the source. have it sorted by date and next to each entry put the icon of the source.
I agree about the sorting by date. Typically we go to a portal on a daily basis to get our news fix. There are plenty of magazine-type portals and it is of little use having another one. I need to be able to hit one or two sites and be done so I can get on with my work.
Also, the content should address the whole world of Java/J2EE development, and not just Java technology itself. We are impacted by all kinds of middleware, methods, and technologies that are not purely in Java space. Fortunately TheServerSide has been quite good at getting a good balance, and so has IBM's developerWorks (though obviously in a more proprietary sense). Hopefully that sort of coverage will be addressed here too.
Thanks for the advice.
We will probably add soon a button which will sort it by date, according to the user demand.
Thanks for the advice.
> We will probably add soon a button which will sort it by date, according to the user demand.
Yes, it would be very good.
anyway, it's a very great portal !
The sorting will be a definite benefit. Another benefit: any chance of providing an RSS feed for this? Or did I miss it?
No, you did not miss the RSS feeds.
I don't think that we can put RSS feeds, since we do not have the copyright for the material, but the sites that we reffer to.
Thanks for the efforts and I believe sorting by date will definately help.
ALthough I still prefer http://www.javarss.com.
IMHO the biggest downside with JavaRSS is that you only get 2 or 3 words in each entry. For me, that isn't enough to know if a link is worth following up on. Many other Java portals also have this problem.
Javasight gives you a couple of sentences per headline, which provides exactly the sort of context that I find is needed. I think that this is a very important value-added feature to the site.
One other (completely unrelated) thing: it might be nice to add news.oreillynet.com into the sources.
Sorry, but I don't really see the point.
Just download a decent RSS aggregator, e.g. SharpReader. Then you can subscribe to whatever feeds you want (including theserverside.com, and all the ones included on javasight.com, plus your favorite blogs or whatever). And, yes, you can sort them by date if you want to...
Although you can use rss aggregator I find it very convenient to have one site on the web through which I can browse everything there is to read about Java news.
Personally this site became my home page. Its simple and quick and summarize the daily Java news just as I like it.
Ehm, shouldn't the book ranking be sorted in descending order?
The ranking is based on Amazon's sales rank. The lower the better. If you are looking for Java books, JavaShelf.com may interest you. You can even register to RSS feeds to be notified whenever new books are available.
You only cover the top root if IBM Developer Works. You can also add
It's my new homepage !
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="Microsoft FrontPage 5.0">
....no comments, really embarrassing coding!
plus: who is responsible for the site?
I've been running a site that's quite a bit better than javasight for almost a year now: javacrawl.com. I think that mister javasight has just slapped up a cheap imitation.
Also I actually am using open source Java software -- Jetspeed.