JSR 133 -- Java Memory Model and Thread Specification Revision has been released for public review. Note that the review period ends on March 7, 2004 so check it out and submit your comments sooner rather than later.
According to a NYTimes article, the US administration has decided not to use the SERVE e-voting system in the fall elections. According to Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz:
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Sun has released J2SE v1.5 beta 1. Go wild!
Sun is surveying Java folks about developer demographics and what they want in the 2004 JavaOne conference. If you think it might actually help get Sun to make a better JavaOne show then definitely fill out the survey!
Four security experts, including David Wagner and Avi Rubin, have published their critique of the so-called Secure Electronic Registration and Voting Experiment (SERVE) system.
What their report boils down to is that SERVE is catastrophically flawed.
In Testing MVC actions, mock objects and code coverage, Simon Brown wonders aloud about how to think about the issue of code coverage via tests. It's quite simple really... The rationale for testing and high test-coverage rates is exactly the same as for brushing your teeth and flossing everyday.
"Mr. Ed" deconstructs the all too common tendency of developers to make horrendously vague propositions in his Basic Critical Thinking for Software Developers blog entry.
His primary example is an assertion about pair programming so extreministas should definitely go wild. :-)