As everyone knows from yesterday
morning's news, Oracle has made an offer to buy Sun Microsystems, Sun has
accepted, and the acquisition is expected to go through by the summer.
The Java blogosphere seemed pretty happy when IBM was rumored to acquire
Sun. IBM has made many contributions to the Java infrastructure, embraced open
source well before Sun, and, with the release of Eclipse to a...
I am currently
revising my “Big Java” book, a college text for beginning computer
science students. In the chapter on loops, I cover the while loop
and the for loop extensively, and then there is an “advanced
topic” that briefly introduces the do-while loop.
Why am I not keen on bigger coverage of the do-while loop?
First, do-while loops are quite rare in practice. Using...