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Blog Archive for javakiddy during September 2006

There was an interesting exchange on the recent Java Posse pod cast about the Java Kernel project, and how important size is to the JRE download. (Hmm, that's the second JP plug in as many months -- I wonder if I qualify for a Posse t-shirt or something? :) They referenced Robert Cooper's thought provoking blog which compares download sizes for various products, thus: JRE 1.5.0 Windows offline...
There's been a lot of discussion lately about the Java language: were the Java 5 features a mistake, will the features being suggested for 7 be worth it? One aspect of this debate is a kind of 'feature envy', in which pressure mounts to support a feature or particular mode of working because a rival language supports it. It seems that increasingly we live in a world where languages are not seen...