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Blog Archive for johnm during September 2004

Java J2SE v1.5.0, aka "Tiger", has been officially released by Sun. Is this all that you hoped it would be?
Security guru John Viega confronts the myths surrounding the security of open source software in his recent article: Open Source Security: Still a Myth. With a title like that, you might want to read through the hullabaloo in the comments at the end of the article. There's only two differences that open source brings to the security equation... First, because the source code is available there...
In the spirit of If you could get rid of one thing from Java..., if you could, what one thing about Java would you "fix"? This question is as inclusive as you want to make it. You want Java "open-sourced"? Or you'd like generics implemented "properly" instead of via type erasure? Or you want Sun to fix the insane version numbering scheme for Java? Share it here. "The aim of an argument or...