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by Bruce Eckel, August 16, 2010, 39 comments
It's been taking forever to open-source Java. Oracle's lawsuit with Google makes me wonder if it's ever going to happen.
by Michele Simionato, July 26, 2010, 15 comments
Removing the hype around the multicore (non) revolution and some (hopefully) sensible comment about threads ad other forms of concurrency.
by Eric Armstrong, July 21, 2010, 62 comments
In which I argue that (a) Generics have done egregious harm to both the elegance and readability of the Java language and, (b) they prove by example that static type checking is a linguistic dead-end. Are you persuaded? Do you agree? Read on...
by Jeremy Meyer, June 26, 2010, 17 comments
A closer look at how Groovy builders help with creational code in complex API's, using the Java3d API as a fun example.
by Bruce Eckel, June 15, 2010, 7 comments
Is there a service that allows a group of people to post recommended articles? Google reader allows only one person to do this.
by Eric Armstrong, June 8, 2010, 51 comments
I just read a good introduction to what is arguably the most important part of the agile development process, when it comes to quality. It does a good job of explaining that the real goal is not to “test” your code after you write it, but rather to create a “runnable specification” before you write it.
by Jeremy Meyer, June 2, 2010, 22 comments
A quick play around with the Java3D library and Groovy to see how much easier we can make the library to use.
by Michele Simionato, June 2, 2010, 12 comments
Announcing the first public release of plac, a declarative command line arguments parser designed for simplicity and concision.
by Michele Simionato, May 24, 2010, Submit comment
The EuroPython conference will be held in Birmingham UK, 19th to 22nd July 2010.
by Andy Dent, May 23, 2010, 66 comments
Your HR department may be very proud of their career planning publications but does the organisation actually benefit from forcing developers to consider their career?
by Bruce Eckel, May 8, 2010, 9 comments
This move has been several years in the making. My interests have been shifting during that time, away from software development and towards business. As several people have suggested, it makes sense to separate the two topics into different blogs.
by Jeremy Meyer, May 8, 2010, 9 comments
An simple example of how easy it is to make a fairly powerful DSL using the dynamic features and powerful sytax of Groovy
by Josh Long, April 26, 2010, 5 comments
A look at some of the core values espoused by SOA in Thomas Erl's fantastic "Service Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology and Design," 5 years later.
by Ian Robertson, April 25, 2010, 17 comments
Pojomatic provides configurable implementations of the equals(Object), hashCode() and toString() methods inherited from java.lang.Object.