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Blog Archive for alexanderschunk during October 2007

Compile once, dont run anywhere? So whats this controversy or non-contreversy thing with Java all about? And what about compile once run anwyher? And isnt its SUNs Job to get things work on the OS plattform they support and not Apple? Ok. To make me understand: at the beginning of this year i joined the OpenJDK discussion lists and i was told the Vista is not one of SUns favorite OSes for Java 7...
Why closures? If i get things right the closures project aims to pack multiple statements into one logical program unit. For instance the following line would be a logical programming unit: { int x = 3; int y = 4; int s => x + y;} So in this case you have two ints that you add together and this code works as one logic programming unit. I dont see between this code and this code: int x = 4;int...
Master and Slave Reading Kellys Blog it seems like the main target group of developers for OpenJDK is moving from pure Desktop applications to Webservice related applications. The Mercurial repositories of OpenJDK include jws, jdk, java2d, ti, and some other interesting APIs. However some APIs - mainly extended APIs - are not listed in the Master and Slave repository chart. I assume these APIs...
j2se is obsolete: Really? When reading Kelly Oheirs Glossary for OpenJDK i noticed far below an entry running: j2se ".....: this is an old word. Use jdk instead. Never let marketing control your products versioning number" Is SUN really going to change its marketing driven Versioning system of Java SDKs and use a new more reasonably and straightforward system? Will we only have jdk7, jdk8, jdk9...
Search and Sort API for Java While working on some simple applications i realized that there is no standard seaerch and sort API for Java but a lot of books covering Algorithms in Java i.g. "Sedgewicks Algorithm in Java". However it would be easy to implement common algorithms for basic purposes in Java for instance things like linear search binary search or sorting algorithms like bubble sort,...
Java: Update N The Consumer JRE or Update N for Java 6 is a good one solving some bottlenecks of previous Java versions. Except Quickstart and Nimbus all items of the new Update worked pretty well on my Win XP Notebook. I was trying some Java apps i have written but i did not see a remarkable launch improvement instead they were running as usual. The Deployment Toolkit is a nice Add-On for the...
LinAlg Stable release A first stable release of LinAlg API is available. You can download it from the LinAlg API project homepage at