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Blog Archive for calvinaustin during April 2006

I read another blog entry complaining about the Java naming scheme. If that is the biggest issue with Java 5 today then I'm very happy. The complaint is that there are 3 names, Java 5, Java 1.5 and Tiger. Well first let me tackle the Tiger bit. The Java codenames are all listed here. Tiger or 'Project Tiger' was the name used on a day to day basis, its a convenience instead of saying one point...
Why Code Rewrites Don't Always Work. Give an engineer some code and one of the first things crossing through the mind of some engineers is, "Should I rewrite or re-factor that code?". The logic being that the new version will be ultimately be better in some way than the original. However simply rewriting or re-factoring an application doesn't always warrant the effort you put in. The rewrite...