javaworld

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...

python history

Microsoft Ships Python Code... in 1996

My thanks go to Guido for allowing me to share my own history of Python!I'll save my introduction to Python for another post, but the end result was its introduction into a startup that I co-founded in 1991 with several people. We were working on a large client/server system to handle Business-to-Consumer electronic shopping. Custom TCP protocols operating over the old X.25 network, and all that. Old school.In 1995, we realized,...

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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...