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by Bruce Eckel, March 10, 2010, 88 comments
In 25 years or so, we'll look at the current morass as only a small step above assembly-language programming. Here's what I think programming will be like then.
by Christopher Diggins, March 5, 2010, 19 comments
Over five years ago I started talking about Heron on Artima.com. After several re-designs, and many side adventures, I am finally making the first Alpha release of version 1.0 of the Heron interpreter.
by Bruce Eckel, March 1, 2010, 13 comments
A participant in a recent writing workshop used this phrase to describe what her executive clients hoped for. That sudden flash of insight is what I'm looking for, too.
by Bruce Eckel, February 11, 2010, 60 comments
This book should be required reading for anyone considering business school. By methodically exposing their extremely shaky foundations, it strongly suggests they are doing far more harm than good.
by Bruce Eckel, February 5, 2010, 108 comments
Apparently the founder of Kayak.com does this, in an attempt to not only prevent poisonous people from destroying teams, but to go in the other direction and create exceptional teams.
by Bruce Eckel, February 3, 2010, 1 comment
Just over a year ago, James Ward & I published "First Steps in Flex." Our goal was to make Flex easy by creating the shortest examples and chapters we could, to give you just enough to get started. We've just finished making free screencasts of all the chapters in the book.
by Michele Simionato, February 3, 2010, Submit comment
This essay is intended for Python programmers wanting to understand the concept of cooperative inheritance and the usage of super. It does not require any previous reading. The target is Python 3.0, since it has a nicer syntax for super, even if most of what I say here can be backported down to Python 2.2.
by Ian Robertson, January 31, 2010, 6 comments
Scala pattern matchers with side effects can have unexpected results in for expressions.
by Bruce Eckel, January 29, 2010, 164 comments
I think my subconscious mind has been figuring this out over the past number of years.
by Bruce Eckel, January 29, 2010, Submit comment
The Java Posse Roundup Early-Bird pricing expires January 31 -- that's this Sunday.
by Bruce Eckel, January 28, 2010, 19 comments
We're cranking out MBAs 10x faster than we did 10 years ago. Is there any real value in an MBA, or is it just an irresistible money-mill for universities? I'm reading a book that makes a rather strong case that all management is built on illusions.
by Frank Sommers, January 19, 2010, 39 comments
A short response to Tim Bray's recent blog post, Doing it Wrong.
by Bruce Eckel, January 7, 2010, Submit comment
This year's conference will be March 16-19, with a free "Alternative Languages Hackathon Day" on March 15. It's during ski season in Crested Butte, CO, and also during a spring break so register and get your lodging early!
by Howard Lovatt, January 7, 2010, 4 comments
In a previous weblog a suggestion for reifying lambda types was given. The previous weblog give examples but no formal description of the process. This weblog gives a more formal description.