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Blog Archive for robogeek during May 2006

We have been accepting code contributions, for bug fixes, from the public for over a year. The program is described on the mustang.dev.java.net project page. Essentially the idea is, if there's a bug you see that you want fixed, rather than wait for a Sun engineer to make the fix that you do it yourself. At Java ONE three of the contributors were interviewed and a recording of that interview...
I have some web sites that I publish for myself. There's some history to this, but last year I chose the Drupal content management system. It has a great featureset and a large community surrounding it. It is written using PHP and works pretty well. So... Caucho (the makers of Resin) recently came out with PHP support, and I just ran it through a quick test. Caucho provides a couple tiny...
I'm at Java ONE. I've been up to my eyeballs in work on a project which Jonathan announced this morning. The project had a brief enough mention that I want to explain it to y'all. If you watched the keynote you saw Mark Shuttleworth come up for a brief chitchat about stuff, and what it's like to be in space. That's interesting enough, but there were a couple pieces of big news in that chitchat...
I just listened to Software Engineering Radio Episode 14: Interview Ted Neward and boy that's got a lot of interesting food for thought. The main focus was to discuss the LINQ addition to C#. The first idea that came to mind is he, Ted Neward, described LINQ as little more than "syntactic sugar". What LINQ does is integrate database queries with the C# language in what sounds like interesting...