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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).
by Bill Venners, May 6, 2011, 12 comments
The ScalaTest Shell is a new DSL coming in ScalaTest 1.5 that aims to make ScalaTest easier to use from the Scala interpreter. This post gives preview.
by Bill Venners, April 25, 2011, Submit comment
Today I released a new ScalaTest-1.5 snapshot release that contains several enhancements, including formatted output for TDD-style traits, indented output for nested style traits, and two new style traits, PropSpec and FreeSpec.
by Bruce Eckel, April 17, 2011, 3 comments
I waited extra-long before making the move to Windows 7, because I had such a terrible time with Vista. But my brother -- who installs and maintains computers and whom I rely upon to know what's good -- said it was worth upgrading.
by Bill Venners, April 3, 2011, Submit comment
The next release of ScalaTest will offer a unified API for table- and generator-driven property checks. This blog post gives a preview.
by Bruce Eckel, March 26, 2011, 8 comments
Despite being part of the microcomputer revolution from the beginning, the Kindle is the first piece of technology I've seen that feels alien to me. And I mean that in a good way.
by Johan Peeters, March 6, 2011, 5 comments
Chris Wysopal likens application security debt to technical debt in a couple of recent blog posts. It turns out that the debt metaphor is particularly apt as, like financial debt, application security debt is susceptible to interest rate fluctuations.
by Bruce Eckel, March 1, 2011, Submit comment
I've posted my summary of the Java Posse Roundup 2011 from last week. We're also having a workshop event in Crested Butte July 25-29 on Scala, Flex and Design.
by Ian Robertson, February 6, 2011, 15 comments
There's been a lot of talk lately about a decision by the community to fork the Hudson continuous integration project, but the real fork has been done by Oracle, not the community.
by Eric Armstrong, February 4, 2011, Submit comment
Feb 14-16, IBM's "Watson" is going to be playing Jeopardy.
by Bruce Eckel, December 22, 2010, Submit comment
Registrations are now open for the upcoming Java Posse Roundup, which will be held in my beautiful mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado during the height of ski season.
by Ervin Varga, November 16, 2010, 74 comments
Complexity entails completeness! The software industry should admire and support a holistic approach to software engineering. Unfortunately, the industry does not herald a holistic viewpoint, since the software industry has a wrong treatment of complexity. This has to be changed!