On a real-life desktop I will often move toward an object to work with it. Has anyone ever tried to incorporate a similar idea into a GUI?
How much paper would be saved each year it Microsoft changed the default margins in Word to 1" on each side (or even 1/2")? Remember that when you choose your program defaults.
POSTing a HTML form with no form input fields doesn't work
Do we have/use any atomic notation for Java.
Does widening or autoboxing happen first?
The closures controversy is attracting a number of commenters who seem to be opposed to any new java language features that are not completely understandable in less than one minute. While all this conservative energy is being directed at the closures proposals, there is possibly a larger threat to the values these folk hold to.
I hear developer.com is hosting a favorites' vote.
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Would type inference be useful in Java?
It's not about hard skills, it's not about Java Security or Performance tools or API...is about how the people works.
Although programmers use procedural code to define the user interface (UI) in the Java language, in JavaFX Script, you can use declarative statements to define the UI.
I have created an Effective Java - 1 Companion (ready reckoner, if you will) at: GlassFish Wiki.
I will be enhancing it in the days to come and invite you to participate in related Wiki to improve the correctness of the text.
I hope you find it useful.
What if a Java allow both static and dynamic types?
Do you assume that toString() on any given object has a low cost?
I'm an early adopter of JavaFX Script, and I'm experimenting with the language. Since I've never been too afraid to let you sit next to me as I explore new things, I've decided to share my experience learning JavaFX Script too.
One fast way to communicate between anonymous inner classes is with a final array of size 1.
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Java Stack Trace, but were afraid to ask.
I discovered that although using JavaFX Script's declarative syntax to define the visual UI is easy, I was being simple-minded to think I'd be able to just return that whole UI structure to Java.
Would it be beneficial to be able to define a return value for a method when the object of that method is null?