As JavaOne 2006 officially starts today, there are lots of excited attendees floating around with lots of questions in their heads: How do I write Java code to deal with all of these new multi-core chips? How do I create Java-based web services quickly and easily? Who's giving out the cool schwag? Where are the parties worth going to? What sessions should I attend?
Yes, it's true. Scott "Scooter" McNealy is stepping down as CEO of Sun Microsystems. Sun may be doing better than previously but it's still losing real money. Worse, it lost most of its mindshare over the last 6 years.
Yes, it's true that I've been lax in my blogging so far this year because I've been working as the Chief Architect of Krugle.
There's some interesting discussions taking place on the nature of tests. Brian Marick distinguishes between tests as specification vs. tests as examples.
Michael Feathers asks if type systems in programming languages are really tests.
The Free Software Foundation has released the first public draft of version 3 of the Gnu Public License.
The rationale document might be a more interesting place to start reading to about what they've changed so far and why.
Elliotte Rusty Harold Pete Freitag writes up 20 ways to Secure your Apache Configuration. Now, all 20 tips are useful to help make Apache less insecure but they certainly don't make an Apache installation actually "secure."
has touched off a small war in his response to Martin Fowler's recent entry on so-called
Pete Freitag writes up 20 ways to Secure your Apache Configuration. Now, all 20 tips are useful to help make Apache less insecure but they certainly don't make an Apache installation actually "secure."
Sun's open-source evangelist, Simon Phipps says that "the Verilog source code, tools and more behind the UltraSPARC T1 (the "design point") will be released under an OSI-approved open source license next year." They will supposedly be trying to create a hardware development community around SPARC computer architec
Finding yourself naked, in public, is a dream/nightmare that many people have. It could just be me but when I was first starting to program, I had a nightmare that not only was I coding naked but my code was naked, too. Partly in response to that, I became much more diligent about writing excellent code so that I'd never be embarrassed by my software.