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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during August 2005

I had been struggling to find time to write my JDJ editorial, I often stay up until it is done, often 3am or 4am in the morning and my wife rightly points out I'm nuts working for free when I no longer enjoy it. I have one more editorial in the pipeline for September So back in July I was casting for ideas to write about and after an amount of googling the news saw a tiny data point hidden in a...
There was a lot of hype and predictions in 2000 that C# was going to be the #1 programming language. All that we could do at Sun was to listen to what Java users wanted and build the best release we could, that was JDK 5.0. Ironically it probably energized us, which is something to be said for competition. Yet here we are 5 years later with a new wave of languages getting the attention. Python,...
If you look really hard at www.oreilly.com, no keep scrolling down and down, you will see that OSCON is this week in Portland, Oregon. I don't know if O'Reilly are trying to keep it a secret but they have the who's who of exhibitors and speakers all in one place. I'll be working on the show floor, flying out today so will be able to send some reports. I plan to meet up with some folks while I'm...
We launched two new free open source projects over the weekend. The first is a simple automatic Java boundary testing tool, called Testgen4J http://www.spikesource.com/projects/testgen4j/. Although the enterprise market has a choice of full functioning Java test generation tools there is little to none for the open source community. Testgen4j is functioning alpha version that takes Java class...