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Erb Cooper

Erb Cooper has been programming for nearly 30 years, 17 of those professionally.
He studied at New York University and Columbia University.
He adopted Java early in its life (early 1996) and has been doing nothing else ever since,
though he has recently discovered the joys of Python. Many years ago he co-authored 2 books with
Henry Mullish, one of them a C textbook and the other a book of games for the Commodore 64.
He is currently active in the Intellij IDEA developer community
(http://www.intellij.org , http://www.intellij.net/forums/) and works at Liquidnet (http://www.liquidnet.com).

 

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So I've been reading a bit about this battle between Microsoft and Sun ... I mean between C# and Java ... about something I think is called a delegate. The above URL describes them in the context...

My company is not really an eXtreme Programming shop, but we are somewhat inspired by it. We are currently doing a project in which some people are involved in pair programming. I recently...

Don't I have anything good to say about anything? Well, yes I do. I have learned to love Python. Which means I should not be a stickler for strong typing, and therefore autoboxing should be...

Have you noticed that I do a lot of complaining? Today I am wondering why Java has no direct support for alpha levels on windows or non-rectangular shapes. Every windowing system in the world...

Is there anything in the world Sun does not consider a "core" API? Just like everyone else in this Brave New World of broadband Internet and gigabyte hard drives, they figure nobody will mind...

Return with me, if you will, to the early days of Java. It was hot. People started using it when it was alpha; by beta, there was at least one book out, Netscape supported it, and people were...