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by Sean Landis, October 27, 2010 5 messages
Sean Landis, author of Agile Hiring, discusses how to ask interview questions that "break through the castle walls" so you can get useful information from candidates.
by Bill Venners, September 23, 2010 62 messages
At the JavaOne 2010 conference in San Francisco, Stephen Colebourne, member of technical staff at OpenGamma and project lead of the Joda Time open source API, gave a talk entitled "The Next Big JVM Language." In this interview, he reveals what he thinks the next big language should be.
by Jon Pretty, September 20, 2010 2 messages
The third installment of a series of articles on the latest Scala release, Scala 2.8, Jon Pretty describes Scala 2.8's support for named and default parameters.
by Martin Odersky, September 14, 2010 3 messages
The third installment of a series of articles on the latest Scala release, Scala 2.8, Martin Odersky explains package objects.
by Martin Odersky, September 7, 2010 2 messages
The second installment of a series of articles on the latest Scala release, Scala 2.8, Martin Odersky explains how and why packages and imports have changed in 2.8.
by Chet Haase, August 31, 2010 1 message
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use the Parallel and Sequence effects to choreograph complex effects.
by Chet Haase, August 28, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use the new component architecture in Flex 4 to create custom skins for standard UI components.
by Sean Landis, August 26, 2010 34 messages
Sean Landis, author of Agile Hiring, lists ten ways an employer can screw up an on-site interview.
by Martin Odersky, August 24, 2010 16 messages
In the first of a series of articles on the latest Scala release, Scala 2.8, Martin Odersky discusses the new collections API.
by Chet Haase, August 20, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how the new graphics primitives in Flex 4 use linear gradients to get a richer look.
by Chet Haase, August 12, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how the new graphics primitives in Flex 4 use fills to achieve different rendering effects for the shapes.
by Chet Haase, July 24, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how to use Flex transitions to animate changes in application state to help the user stay connected to the application experience.
by Sean Landis, July 23, 2010 44 messages
Sean Landis, author of Agile Hiring, discusses why he thinks sloppy résumés should not be tolerated.
by Chet Haase, July 7, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how the new graphics primitives in Flex 4 use strokes to achieve different rendering effects for their outlines.
by Chet Haase, July 7, 2010 Submit comment
With a demo app from his book, Flex 4 Fun, Chet Haase shows how Flex 4 enables a new, declarative model of drawing custom graphics objects in Flex code.