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A Weblog by Bruce Eckel
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Vladimir Ritz Bossicard
James O. Coplien
Cees de Groot
David Heinemeier Hansson
Jakob Eg Larsen
Robert C. Martin
John D. Mitchell
Eric S. Raymond
Guido van van Rossum
Richard Hale Shaw
February 16, 2009, Submit comment
At the free Alternative Languages Day 0 of the upcoming Java Posse Roundup, one house has decided to have a coding dojo on the Fan programming language, which I hadn't heard of before.
January 31, 2009, 1 comment
No Starch Press sent a copy of this book to me for review. My brother and his wife have been home schooling my 15-year old niece, and he wants to teach her databases.
January 28, 2009, 2 comments
One of the great things about hosting Open Spaces/Unconferences is the way that it inspires other people to do it, turning the idea into a viral meme. Grzegorz Duda sent me this message which I thought was worth sharing.
January 26, 2009, 16 comments
Since my (personally) revolutionary experiences with (1) dynamic languages and (2) open spaces conferences, I have been trying to understand how these revolutions happen. This presentation from the TED conference has given me some insights.
January 20, 2009, Submit comment
James Ward and I in an interview for "Drunk on Software."
January 15, 2009, 14 comments
I asked Guillaume Laforge this question at the JavaGruppen conference in Denmark while he was giving a compelling presentation on Grails.
December 22, 2008, Submit comment
The next Flex/AIR workshop with James Ward and myself will be February 25-27, 2009, Crested Butte, Colorado, This is right before the JavaPosse Roundup, so you can get the most out of your airline ticket.
December 21, 2008, Submit comment
Because of a conflict with the SD conference, we moved the Roundup to March 3-6.
December 14, 2008, Submit comment
They goad you into "Standard Edition" but once you change, you can't go back. No matter how bad it is. Change at your peril.
December 12, 2008, 19 comments
Publicly-held corporations ostensibly serve the people they sell products to, but are required by law to actually serve their shareholders. Privately-held companies only serve the customer.
December 11, 2008, 3 comments
James Ward (Adobe evangelist for Flex) and I have coauthored a book to rapidly bring programmers into the world of Flex. Our primary intent was to make the book small (only 140 pages), with short, pithy chapters, to lower the hurdles to learning this powerful GUI system.
December 4, 2008, Submit comment
I will be giving two presentations at the annual conference of Javagruppen, the Danish Java user group, January 9-10 at the Hindsgavl Castle.
November 26, 2008, Submit comment
I was visiting my friend Zack Urlocker and he did this 6-minute video interview for his column at InfoWorld.
November 23, 2008, 83 comments
Perhaps we only commit big chunks at a time as an artifact of older version control systems. What if we treated it as a full-fledged undo facility?