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Blog Archive for robogeek during April 2006

The Java Posse gang just posted Interview with Graeme Rocher of Grails which serves as a great introduction and/or overview of both Groovy and Grails (a.k.a. Groovy on Rails). I've used Groovy just a teensy bit, so I won't go into the language at all. If you want to look further, there is groovy and grails home pages chock full of information. What I want to do is contrast the state of...
Build your own scripting language for Java covers a topic I had wanted to research and write. Fortunately someone else took up the cause. At issue is the question of using the JSR 223 features, in Mustang as the javax.script package, to implement a scripting language on top of Java. I've written about this earlier, but I see this as potentially a very good strategic move. Any language author of...
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Mustang Regressions Challenge. From January 30 through March 31, 2006, we sponsored a challenge asking the public to test Java 6 (a.k.a. Mustang) and tell us about any regression bugs that were found. The specifics can be found further down this page. There are five winners in this contest, each of which are receiving an Ultra 20 workstation....
I was talking with some colleagues the other day, and between discussing the technical issues we were meeting about we also talked about activities we do in our "spare time". One of them described these activities as "garbage collection". Wow, what a concept. Here's a few thoughts on harmonizing (or garbage collecting) ones life I've gleaned from 13 years studying various spiritual practices....
I probably should have posted this last night, but it was pretty late. As scheduled in the contest rules, at midnight, last night, March 31, 2006, we closed down the regressions contest. Which meant editing the HTML for the contest site and disconnecting the bug submission page. What's left is to process the final submissions, get the winner selection committee formed, and select the winners....