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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.
by Ian Robertson, September 22, 2011, 13 comments
My thoughts on the battle between dynamic languages and those with Turing complete type systems after attending StrangeLoop.
by Bruce Eckel, September 21, 2011, 4 comments
by Bruce Eckel, September 5, 2011, 2 comments
The feedback from my previous article has been very helpful, and it has raised more questions about RPC technology. I've also included notes about converting Python libraries from Python 2 to Python 3.
by Bruce Eckel, August 27, 2011, 8 comments
Although it's often uncomfortable, I think the best approach to learning a new language or technology is just to grab your nose and jump feet-first into the hole in the ice.
by Bruce Eckel, August 6, 2011, 64 comments
One of the things I've loved about Python is that it was built as a community from the beginning. Language design decisions are genuinely discussed and struggled with as a community. But with Java, I've always felt like the adults were telling me what to think.
by Bruce Eckel, August 4, 2011, 5 comments
In his 17-minute keynote at O'Reilly OSCON Java 2011, Martin Odersky gives one of the more succinct and clear explanations I've seen on why shared-memory concurrency is virtually impossible to get right.
by Christopher Diggins, July 24, 2011, 19 comments
Over the years I have found that following a relatively small number of fundamental guiding principles has helped me become a much more effective programmer.
by Bruce Eckel, July 22, 2011, 11 comments
James is in Crested Butte for the month because his wife is doing a medical residency rotation here. This morning we had a couple of epiphanies over coffee.
by Bruce Eckel, July 15, 2011, 29 comments
by Bruce Eckel, June 12, 2011, 31 comments
The highest complement you can deliver in the Python world is to say that something is "Pythonic" -- that it feels and fits into the Python way of thinking. I never imagined that a static language could feel this way, but Scala does -- and possibly even better.
by Bill Venners, June 5, 2011, Submit comment
Today I released a candidate for the next version of ScalaTest for Scala 2.9.0, ScalaTest 1.6.1.RC1. This release includes all the enhancements of ScalaTest 1.5, plus one new trait, BeforeAndAfter, a few deprecations, and improved documentation.
by Bruce Eckel, May 18, 2011, 1 comment
A new event takes place this July in the mountains of Colorado: we decided to call it "Programming Summer Camp" because we're emphasizing outdoor activities in the morning, and programming activities in the afternoon (when the thunderstorms usually happen).