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Blog Archive for brucechapman during March 2008

In his Disturbing Thoughts from a Developing Mind blog, fellow kiwi Mark Derricutt discusses a situation where new for loops don't provide enough power for a particular case. (And yes this blog has been sitting drafted but unpublished for ages :( ) The case in point is building a String from the concatenation of a List of Strings with some separator between them, in this case a semi-colon...
I'm setting up my new desktop development machine, and netbeans installation is atrociously slow, like several minutes just to display the splash screen. The task manager shows the process consuming 50% CPU (on a dual core). After stuffing around barking up several wrong trees I drag out a JMX based tool I wrote a while back to find hot threads in a running application. I had previously...
All the major closures proposals now have prototype implementations available. But until we can play with the final option "No Closures" we're not in the best position to make a good decision. So it is with pleasure that I announce the availability of a prototype for "No Closures". With this jar file and JDK 6, you can effectively cast a method to a SAM type. For those not...