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Blog Archive for daniel during June 2005

TheServerSide turns 5 I was surprised by the note from Floyd Marinescu that TheServerSide.com turns 5. They are such a staple in the Java ecosystem that I thought they had been around much longer. Thanks Floyd and the gang for all the great work you've done these past five years and best wishes for the future. Getting access in Java code to system level information that native...
Whipping inherited code into shape A couple of weeks ago Alain Ravet posted this summary of what he does when he reviews code to clean it up and clarify it. Though you may items to add or delete - this is a great starting point for approaching a new glob of code. Thank you Alain for letting me repost it here: When I receive code, and before adding anything new to it, I always spend a little...
What's coming in Mustang Say what you will about lawyers and licenses, it looks as if Sun has been serious about making the J2SE development process more open. Members of the team have been blogging more about what is going on and there has been a lot of open discussion in forums about bugs and issues. Are you going to get everything you want fixed in Mustang? No - but the engineers seem...
Revisiting C I've spent the past week working on some sample code in C and Objective-C for a book on Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous) I'm co-authoring with Stuart Cheshire. When I first came to Java, the guys with the Smalltalk roots were stressing that a method call should feel like making a request of an object and not like a function call from C. This means, for example, if I have some bunch...