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A Weblog by Bruce Eckel
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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?
November 21, 2008, 16 comments
Floyd Marinescu asked me to organize an open-spaces session at the QCon Conference in San Francisco. I learned interesting things at both open spaces and regular sessions.
November 13, 2008, 2 comments
We recently moved "Python 3 Patterns & Idioms" from Launchpad to BitBucket. Here's why.
November 7, 2008, 18 comments
A useful collection of observations about our profession.
October 26, 2008, 18 comments
Most build systems start out with dependencies, then realize they need language features and eventually discover they should have started with language design.
October 23, 2008, 15 comments
Headhunters are like travel agents, except that it's taking the web longer to make them go away.
October 19, 2008, 19 comments
The decorator mechanism behaves quite differently when you pass arguments to the decorator.
October 18, 2008, 33 comments
This amazing feature appeared in the language almost apologetically and with concern that it might not be that useful.
October 13, 2008, 9 comments
I've been thinking more about podcasting lately, but I haven't done it because I'm too lazy to go through all the steps. Someone must have simplified this!