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Blog Archive for robogeek during March 2006

If you haven't filed your regression in the contest, you're almost out of time. See here.
I came across this article Former Sun Exec Calls for Firm to Open-Source Java which is repeating yet another in the series of calls for Sun to open source our Java implementation. The article itself is examining a blog posting by Peter Yared, An Open Letter to Jonathan Schwartz. I absolutely cannot comment on the call for open sourcing Sun's Java implementation, so I won't. However there is a...
There was an interesting discussion thread on javalobby last week: Poll: Delay Mustang in favor of more fixes? ... I think the discussion added a lot of value to the discussion around Java and especially the in-progress Mustang release. I wanted to focus on one statement that really stands out to me as the project leader for the Mustang Regression contest: "Sun appears commited to fixing any/...
Just a quick note - the Mustang Regression Challenge is winding down. The deadline for entry is March 31, 2006 at midnight. So far we have received 44 entries, some of which have already resulted in fixes being made. The more regressions you find, the more issues we will have fixed before Mustang is finalized, and the better Mustang will be in the end. Well, that's the theory anyway.
I'm listening to JavaPosse #37 which is part 2 of their interview with Bruce Eckel. The interview is highly interesting and I highly recommend it. This is my first exposure to this guy, and it's clear he knows his stuff and is very articulate. Must be why his books are popular. There's a thread in what he's saying that I want to respond to. Namely that a Good Language is one which makes it...
The other day I made a blog posting concerning Bendy classes and dynamic programming, discussing a meme I'm seeing in developer blogging. That idea is there are various dynamic or scripting oriented languages which make it easy to write quick programs with loose binding (there are probably other benefits to those languages). Supposedly Java is a dinosaur with its rigid binding, compile time...