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by Martin Odersky, December 18, 2008, 13 comments
Busting some myths that have sprung up around Scala.
by Bill Venners, December 18, 2008, 13 comments
Artima's first published book, Programming in Scala, made its bookstore debut last week at the Devoxx conference in Antwerp, Belgium, where it sold out. Twice.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Michele Simionato, December 14, 2008, 2 comments
After a few weeks of work, version 3 of the decorator module is finally out. The new version is a major rewrite of the original implementation, lots of things have been improved under the hood, and the documentation has had a major overhaul too. The module is hosted on the PyPI site: http://pypi.python.org/pypi/decorator.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Michele Simionato, November 30, 2008, 3 comments
I am asking the users of my decorator module if they would accept a new version breaking backward compatibility in a minor way.
by Michele Simionato, November 30, 2008, Submit comment
Episode #12 closed my second cycle of Adventures. There will be a third cycle. However, now I have to write everything from scratch instead of translating from my original Italian series, therefore the publication rate will slow down. Here is some anticipation about the future.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, 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?
by Michele Simionato, November 21, 2008, 3 comments
In this episode I discuss the utility of macros for enterprise programmers.
by Bruce Eckel, 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.
by Bruce Eckel, November 13, 2008, 2 comments
We recently moved "Python 3 Patterns & Idioms" from Launchpad to BitBucket. Here's why.
by Michele Simionato, November 11, 2008, 3 comments
In this episode I will discuss the multiple evaluation issue, then I will show how macros can improve performance. Finally, I will give a practical example of how macros can be used to define a unit test framework.