You've seen them. Maybe you like them, maybe not, but Tag clouds are here to stay (at least until someone invents something better). This article details how the tag cloud for this web site was created.
It's been a little while since the site launch, but I've been busy with some updates. Most of them aren't user-visible just yet, but are necessary for the upcoming registration and comment system.
The one notable exception is the new tag cloud, which will be the subject of an upcoming article.
One little-known feature of the Java Servlet Spec allows for encoding session identifiers in URLs. In theory, this allows browsers without support for cookies to maintain session state with your website. In practice, however, there are several problems with this approach...