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Piece by Piece

Posted by editor on July 20, 2005 at 7:24 AM PDT

The building blocks of Mustang

First off, your eyes / glasses / contact lenses are not fooling you: the colors on have changed. The new look is meant to help distinguish as an independent site, which it is, as well as be attractive in its own right. Let us know what you think in the talkbacks below.

Only the Strong Survive

Posted by editor on July 19, 2005 at 7:11 AM PDT

Where is AI leading us?

C's A Beauty(?)

Posted by editor on July 18, 2005 at 7:47 AM PDT

Re-appreciating Java style and conventions

So I'm working on a project that will eventually be open-sourced here on if I can get the time to get enough interesting code working... no, I don't want to give away too much yet... and it involves working with straight C, so I can expose some stuff to Java.

Oh Yeah!

Posted by editor on July 15, 2005 at 5:15 AM PDT

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.

For Your Pleasure

Posted by editor on July 14, 2005 at 8:36 AM PDT

Wide-open feedback channels

The Bogus Man

Posted by editor on July 13, 2005 at 6:01 AM PDT

One of Java's top detractors changes his tune?

Re-make / Re-model

Posted by editor on July 12, 2005 at 6:53 AM PDT

Overhauling your GUI's so they make sense

Strictly Confidential

Posted by editor on July 11, 2005 at 5:44 AM PDT

The process of the Java Community Process

On the Other Side of the Mountain

Posted by editor on July 8, 2005 at 6:33 AM PDT

Size isn't everything

Apple's JavaOne BoF

Posted by editor on July 8, 2005 at 4:41 AM PDT

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.