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Blog Archive for javaben during November 2005

(Cross-posted on Married... with children) There are two experiences in my life that caused me such embarassment that though years have passed, when I reflect back upon them for more than a few seconds, I find myself subconciously curling up into the fetal position with a pained expression burned into my face. These are not those experiences. But, they are experiences that were embarassing at the...
(Cross-posted on Married... with children) One of OS X's pioneering features was giving check-as-you-type, right-click-suggest spell checking to every application that wanted it, free of charge. It's so nice to be able to focus on writing without worrying that I've made an obvious spelling error, or, even better, intentionally mispelling a word so I can get instant access to the right variation...
(cross-posted on Married... with children) I've been watching the hype surrounding domain-specific languages (DSLs) with skepticism. At first I thought, "Why would I learn some custom syntax when I could use good old Java and XML?" And then, gradually, I saw the light. Dave Thomas was the catalyst behind my change of heart. Over dinner a few years ago, he patiently explained to me why the Ruby...