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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!
by Bruce Eckel, November 13, 2010, 8 comments
A follow-up to my previous piece on Facebook.
by Bruce Eckel, November 11, 2010, 3 comments
This is another article that originated on my Reinventing-Business blog but might also be interesting here.
by Rick Kitts, November 9, 2010, 12 comments
Progress happens, and it's not Java for me anymore. I'm hoping this Gosu thing is.
by Vlad Patryshev, November 8, 2010, 6 comments
Transition to Scala 2.8 and Lift 2.1 turned the usual beginner trails impenetrable. It took me more than a week to figure out how to start with Lift on IntelliJ if you use Scala 2.8. Here's my experience.
by Vlad Patryshev, November 8, 2010, Submit comment
While Scala can work with Java collections, and Java, more or less, can work with Scala collections, for sanity sake they better should be kept separate. So how do Java and Scala code exchange collections?
by Matthew Wilson, October 22, 2010, 11 comments
Yesterday, after four years of vacillation and procrastination and occasional modification, I finally got the preface of my next book, Breaking Up The Monolith: Advanced C++ Design Without Compromise, into a form with which I'm happy. Eight pages in four years; at that rate the full book will take me 150 years!
by Bruce Eckel, October 20, 2010, 6 comments
I'm not sure what's worse here: the fact that some of my data is going to go away, or the fact that I found this out almost by accident. Someone is going to get burned by this.
by Bill Venners, October 7, 2010, Submit comment
Artima has published its second book, Flex 4 Fun by Chet Haase. This book covers the graphics and animation parts of Flex 4: the fun stuff! Along the way it gives many insights and tips on how to use graphics and animation to create better users experiences.