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Bruce Chapman

Bruce Chapman has been developing in Java since 1998, predominantly building telecommunication systems. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from so long ago that it is almost irrelevant, and lives in New Zealand. Bruce was a member of the JSR269 (annotation processing) expert group, and currently serves on JSR334 (Coin language changes) expert group. His interest is primarily in the SE space but has also worked on ME and EE projects.

 

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With computers you can have the joy of delinquency without anyone getting hurt. Delinquency being different to maliciousness of course.




Some Meta thoughts on Project...

Recently Alex Buckley blogged about a possible language change to allow...

In his Disturbing Thoughts from a Developing Mind blog, fellow kiwi Mark Derricutt discusses a situation where...

I'm setting up my new desktop development machine, and netbeans installation is atrociously slow, like several minutes just to display the splash screen. The task manager shows the process...

All the major closures proposals now have prototype implementations available. But until we can play with the final option "No Closures" we're not in the best position to make a good...

Josh Bloch makes some interesting points in his Javapolis presentation on the closures controversy.

So JSR 323 has failed the review ballot, which means it's out before first base. It never quite looked viable.

If (newly announced) JSR 323 is viable, it looks like it might give us continuations.


If you can move a thread to another JVM...

Neal Gafter's latest blog on closures has attracted two or three comments from people wanting to object to generics,...

In javaposse 150 the guys were talking about something and veered off on a tangent talking about multiple return values and tuples...

Dear Santa,

My stack traces seem to have been getting less and less useful recently. Just to make myself perfectly clear, I am not talking about wrapping the sleigh reins around a chimney,...