Perl? Java? Yes!
Perl and Java seem like unlikely bedfellows. If you measure lines of code, I think Java gets interesting right about the point that Perl stops being manageable. As always with these generalizations, your mileage may vary. Still, that's one of the reasons we have many different languages, each with their own sweet spots of functionality.
Apple offered two surprise BoF's at JavaOne - a "surprise" because they hadn't previously been announced or expected and just appeared in the addendum and corrections to the JavaOne show schedule. Still, about a hundred developers managed to find their way over to the Marriott to see the show.
Getting the word out
In yesterday's blog, I made the point that a good time to make project-related announcements is pretty much any of the 51 weeks of the year that don't coincide with JavaOne, as announcements from Sun tend to drown out everyone else's announcements and releases. Today, I'd like to share another tip with you: