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Blog Archive for cayhorstmann during April 2009

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...