Rethinking how to teach programming
The building blocks of Mustang
First off, your eyes / glasses / contact lenses are not fooling you: the colors on java.net have changed. The new look is meant to help distinguish java.net as an independent site, which it is, as well as be attractive in its own right. Let us know what you think in the talkbacks below.
Re-appreciating Java style and conventions
So I'm working on a project that will eventually be open-sourced here on java.net if I can get the time to get enough interesting code working... no, I don't want to give away too much yet... and it involves working with straight C, so I can expose some stuff to Java.
Perl? Java? Yes!
Perl and Java seem like unlikely bedfellows. If you measure lines of code, I think Java gets interesting right about the point that Perl stops being manageable. As always with these generalizations, your mileage may vary. Still, that's one of the reasons we have many different languages, each with their own sweet spots of functionality.
One of Java's top detractors changes his tune?
Overhauling your GUI's so they make sense
The process of the Java Community Process
Size isn't everything