June, 2005

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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, JavaGotchas

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    Just got out of the Java-Gotchas talk being held by Google Engineers Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter. It was a whole bunch of fun, and i have to admit that even with my extensive java knowledge i was thrown by several of the questions. For those who don...
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    C# Team Is Hiring!

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    The Visual C# Team currently has open positions for the Visual C# IDE, C# Compiler and Visual Studio Debugger teams. The Visual C# IDE team is responsible for the entire user experience when you're editing C# code. We handle everything from the...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, Omniscient Debugging

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    I'm at an enormously interesting discussion today concerning an incredibly interesting and powerful new idea being presented in the debugging space. It's called Omniscient Debugging (OD) and if it's efficient enough, then i think it's going to fundamentally...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, JavaGenericsWhaaaa?!

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    I'm at the Java Collections talk and they're bringing up the issue of type safety with generics in java 1.5. The speaker just told me somethign that sent a shiver up my spine. Let's say you compiled the following code in java1.4: class Old { ...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 3, Java 1.6 Collections

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    I got to go see the BirdsOfAFeather talk with Josh Bloch concerning the new collection in Java1.5 (which you can read about: here ) and the upcoming collections they have planned for the future (which you can read about: here ). I've long been a fan...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, Eclipse

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    Interesting talk. Starts with a chat about what exactly Eclipse is. From the talk it's pretty clear that Eclipse is not viewed as just a tool to help developers create sofware with. Instead it's intended to be a general platform and framework for applications...
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    At the end of the day there's another day dawning

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    Oh how i love seattle in the summer. I just got back home, it's 4:30 AM, and it's already light outside. Good thing i have these great shades that cover my windows and block out the light for me. Sigh... I can't even imagine what it's like for those...
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    One step forward, Two steps forward

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    It was a great day today. Not just because i went to Mini-golf with my team and scored a 49 on a par 57 course, but because we finally completed our migration of the C# IDE source tree to the MSBuild system . We've wanted to do this for quite a long...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, Netbeans Joy

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    For those who don't know me, i used to be a huge Netbeans Nut. I used their tools when they were just in their infancy and was thrilled at their rapid pace of developement. Of course, in the past couple of years the amount of Java coding that i do...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 4, The Future of the Java Programming Language

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    Just got out of a fascinating talk with Mark Rheinhold and Gilad Bracha about future enhancements they see in the Java Programming Language. The talk started out with a very interesting discussion about the philiosophy of language design and how the...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 4, Speculative Locking

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    Extremely interesting talk today about making a highly scalable VM for java that can handle a high number of threads far better than the current VMs out there. What's better than that? It runs your code better without requiring you to change any of...
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    Off to San-Fran Tomorrow

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    JavaOne is on in a couple of days! I'm coming into the city tomorrow night, going to the Netbeans Software Day on Sunday and participating at the conference all week long. There's a whole heck of a lot of talks i want to go to, and it's going to be...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 1

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    Dear god the United line is unbelievably long at the airport. I'm 90 minutes early, but even so i don't know if i'll be able to make my flight. I can't even see the front of the line from the back, and there are more twists and turns in it than my...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 4, Smart User Interfaces

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    Unfortunately, this is just a gripe and not an actual talk about something going on at JavaOne right now. When you pull up the JavaOne Session Catalog , ask for all the sessions in a single day, and then you sort by time, you get a list of sessions...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, The Booth

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    Helped out at the MS booth in the Pavilion for a bit today. Contrary to my expectations we were absolutely packed, with a line that stretched far out and wrapped around. The conversations mostly involved ways that java and .net could interoperate...
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    SF/JavaOne, Day 1.5-2

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    SF, Day 1.5 Walked around the city last night to try and get a feeling for my general surroundings. Got lost several times, but was always able to find my way back since my hotel is plainly visible from just about everywhere. Walked from 2nd to...
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    Jaws in 30 Seconds, re-enacted by Bunnies

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    Jaws in 30 Seconds, re-enacted by Bunnies 'Nuff said. --- ( Exorcist is also great as well!)
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