By Nazmul Idris

I started developerlife.com in Nov 1998 when I couldn’t find a decent tutorial on XML and Java to build web based apps, so I decided to write one myself, and this site was born. It served up its first tutorial on on 31 Dec 1998 with the following announcement to the xlxp-dev@fsc.fujitsu.com mailing list.

XML and Java2 Tutorial
From     xlxp-dev-approval@fsc.fujitsu.com Thu Dec 31 18:42:00 1998
Date:    Thu, 31 Dec 1998 19:34:03 -0500
To:      xlxp-dev@fsc.fujitsu.com
From:    Nazmul Idris <xml@beanfactory.com>
Subject: xlxp-dev: XML and Java2 Tutorial

Dear fellow Java and XML Developers:

I could not find a decent resource on the web which showed me
how to use XML and Java to build web and Internet based
applications. So I decided to write one myself :).

Check it out at:

    http://developerlife.com
    http://developerlife.com/xmljavatutorial1

It shows you how to use:
    1) the IBM parser (IBM XML Parser for Java)
    2) the Sun parser (Sun ProjectX EA2)
    3) the DOM (org.w3c.dom.*) interfaces
    4) JFC/Swing with XML
    5) Servlets with XML
    6) and much, much more!

Enjoy!
Have a Happy New Year!!!
Nazmul Idris

Like Alan Kay said:

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

It grew to become a trusted resource to professional programmers, college students, universities, research institutions, standards bodies, online magazines, and even enterprise software vendors.

Since then technologies have come and gone, and I have created tutorials on many varied topics. The goal of the content is in service of the creation of technology that adapts to the needs of humans.

You can see how this site has evolved since the beginning in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.