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Blog Archive for tball during November 2006

I realize I'm dating myself paraphrasing 1994's "Pulp Fiction", but it really pays to get and stay hard-core with your project code. One easy way to turn up the heat is to enable all compiler warnings and tell the compiler to treat them as errors -- all of a sudden, those "minor" cleanup issues one never has time for now demand immediate attention. This actually save time in the long run,...
Hallelujah! Java SE is now an open-source project, with the HotSpot VM and javac as its first sub-projects. This is great news for anyone interested in Java performance, as the world now has full-access to both the static (javac) and dynamic (HotSpot) optimizing compilers from Sun's Java implementation. Remember back when everyone laughed at the prediction that with dynamic compilers like...