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Blog Archive for johnm during December 2004

Sun's Graham Hamilton has just announced the release of the Java Compatibility Kit (JCK) for J2SE under a read-only license. Whoopity do! If, heaven forbid, one wants to actually use the JCK at all, you are required to either submit to the onerous SCSL (Sun Community Source License) or upcoming JDL (Java Development License). If you want to use it commercially, you have negotiate a commercial...
My buddy Terence Parr just published an article on developerWorks called Learn the Essentials of Debugging. In it, he brings up a number of essential debugging facets: Reproducibility, Reduction, Deduction, Experimentation, Experience, and Tenacity. Those six are certainly important but they aren't the whole story. The first one that I'll add (based on the classic, nagging wife story... :-) is...
In Fartlek - Increasing your Sustainable Pace, Erik Meade uses the fartlek concept to talk about sustainable pace in software development. However, the notion of fartlek comes from training e.g., runners. That is, the combination of short, intense work interspersed with longer, lower intensity work increases an athlete's ability to perform both in terms of their base level and their peak...