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Blog Archive for jonathansimon during July 2004

I've been doing monster searches over the past few months for a Swing developer here in NYC. I am seeing a lot more Java developers now than I was a month or two ago. Is it because the economy is improving or because it's right after JavaOne. I was discussing this with a coworker when he mentioned "the JavaOne effect". This is where there is risidual hype from JavaOne permeating through the...
Basically, this guy set out to write a really small (or smallest) Turing complete language back when the Amiga was king. Apparently, he got it down to under 200k. Here is the full list of commands. >  Increment the pointer. <  Decrement the pointer. +  Increment the byte at the pointer. -  Decrement the byte at the pointer. .  Output the byte at the pointer...
Sun showed a demo application to demostrate real time Java. There was a thick client application controlling a reverse pendulum (basically a machine that held a stick straight up, like when you balance a ruler on your hand). They had an application along with it to control the motors and display settings -- including failover. The problem was that the application sucked. Layouts were terrible and...