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Bethinking Java’s past and prospects

When high-tech history is inscribed for the ages, 2008 may be remembered as the year Java tipped from a language-centric to a platform-centric technology. In JavaWorld’s “Year in Review: Java in 2008 - What just happened?“, I had the pleasure of looking back over the last 12 months in Java development, when alternate languages for the JVM took center stage, new directions emerged in the enterprise space, and Sun Microsystems...

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Zero-Friction TDD

In my original post on Zero-Friction TDD, I continually updated the list of posts in the series, so that there would always be a central 'table of contents' for this topic. Since I'll lose the ability to keep editing any of my previous postings on the old ploeh blog, the present post now contains the most updated list of Zero-Friction TDD articles: Naming SUT Test Variables Naming Direct Output Variables Anonymous Variables Ignore...

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Living In Interesting Times

As readers of my old MSDN blog will know, ploeh blog is moving to this new site. Responding to the current financial crisis, Microsoft is cutting costs and laying off 1400 employees. During that process, the entire Microsoft Dynamics Mobile Team is being disbanded, which is very sad, since it was a very nice place to work. The team spirit was great, and we were really committed to agile development methodologies, but all good things...

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Want To Be A SitePoint Blogger?

How would you like the opportunity to write daily on topics you are passionate about, the ability to work from home with autonomy, and directly influence the front page content on one of the most highly trafficked web development sites on the Internet, and get paid for it? sitepoint.com is currently seeking four experienced bloggers to contribute 5 posts per week on topics of interest to freelance web developers and designers. Posts...

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Sun fights for Java, but not alone

Sun Microsystems has a long history of innovation, and any list of the company's greatest achievements must include the development of Java. But Sun is facing well-publicized financial problems, which have some observers wondering if the company might be carved up into several smaller entities or sold to a rival. For some in the Java community, the uncertainty about Sun's future increases the urgency of long-simmering questions about...

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To Know or Not To Know

Knowledge is a powerful thing. I can turn worlds into war, it can turn people to power, and it can turn children to critics, humans into inhabitants. Its one of the most abused tools within the human chronicles. Its one of the most underestimated weapons in our armoury. Knowledge is beyond all reasoning, it is reasoning itself but the scale of what knowledge can hold, what knowledge can comprehend, what knowledge can understand is...