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by Heinz Kabutz, December 22, 2011, 57 comments
A couple of weeks ago, I sent out a little quiz to my readers of The Java Specialists' Newsletter. No one managed to figure out what the code does without running it. Some managed to explain the result once they had run it. Perfect quiz for weeding out those job applicants you don't like. Especially in the banking industry. Enough hints :-)
by Bruce Eckel, December 18, 2011, 19 comments
My friend James Ward was explaining some of the struggles he had learning Scala, in particular partial functions.
by Bruce Eckel, November 27, 2011, 10 comments
I'm a big Amazon fan, and a Prime account is great when you live in the boonies. I've also become a big Kindle fan -- but I've just discovered that I'm only a fan of the old design: the amazing thin, light, black-and-white book-reader-only kindles.
by Bruce Eckel, October 30, 2011, 7 comments
I've been wanting to play with an Arduino for awhile, but there are so many (which is great, but confusing for the first-timer).
by Christopher Diggins, October 29, 2011, Submit comment
My passion is implementing programming languages. While the languages I have created (e.g. Cat and Heron) haven't exploded in popularity, I have learned a few things along the way and I've decided to share some of it back with the community.
by Bruce Eckel, October 26, 2011, 3 comments
The folks at CERN did a great job of capturing my presentation there; you can see the whole thing online.
by Bruce Eckel, October 26, 2011, Submit comment
Visiting the ALBA Synchrotron in Barcelona and speaking at the ICALEPCS conference of people who program machines like this, I was struck by how much Python is used to run these systems.
by Bruce Eckel, October 20, 2011, 3 comments
I posted this on Reinventing-Business.com because it seemed more appropriate, but there are some items that might be of interest to readers here (especially the observations about the Stockholm user groups)
by James O. Coplien, October 7, 2011, 10 comments
Over a career, good programmers spend much more of their time in professional education than in their college classes. Much of this professional training is tied up with certification programs. But good education needs feedback — all the way to the defining charters of the trainers and their organizations.
by Sean Landis, October 6, 2011, 1 comment
My JavaOne day three was just sessions. And the concert! But the sessions were good ones.
by Sean Landis, October 5, 2011, 4 comments
Day Two at JavaOne brought a few more interesting announcements.
by Sean Landis, October 5, 2011, Submit comment
The day one keynote convinced everyone that Java is moving forward. There are good things happening, good things on the horizon, and a few surprise changes-in-direction from Oracle.
by Bruce Eckel, September 30, 2011, 5 comments
Following up on my previous article, I create a super-simple example where a web page communicates with the server (written in Web.py) sending a JSON request object and receiving a JSON object as a response, which it uses to dynamically update the page. Afterwards, James Ward quickly loads the example into Heroku using their new Python support.
by Bruce Eckel, September 27, 2011, 2 comments
I'll be in Europe from October 7-19, giving two conference presentations and speaking at one or more user groups.