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Category Archives: Java
I just stumbled across the concept of ZipFileSet in ant. A closer examination confirmed my suspicion. A ZipFileSet can be two pretty different things. We should stop spoiling young programmers using such outflows from a sick minds that are not … Continue reading
Might just be the post hangover depression, but I woke up this morning with a great longing for meaning. Why do we use all kinds of tools that actually hide the meaning and intention of our programs. I’m talking about … Continue reading
I just discovered Anna Ternheim, a nice Swedish Singersongwriter. I am listening to here Album Separation Road and try to call an external process from groovy which after all uses the Java API to perform such tasks. Given the slightly … Continue reading
This week I started writing a few automated test cases for the jbehave eclipse plugin. I used Beck’s and Gamma’s “Contributing to Eclipse” as a starting point. They provide a simple test fixture that allows you to create java projects, … Continue reading
Now that jdk 1.6 is finally out, I think it´s a good time to have a closer look at jdk 1.5. Of course I read that they included Doug Lea´s concurrency utils, but I never got around actually browsing the … Continue reading
Today I stumbled across a bug in the java file handling on windows. On Windows you can have multiple Strings denoting the same file. Like “TEST.txt” and “test.txt”. If you create two file Objects with different names accessing the same … Continue reading
In my Opinion the only valid argument for static typing is better tool support. While refactoring capabilites of state-of-the-art Java IDEs are pretty good, there are other possibilities to assist the developer. One such way is shown by Prospector a … Continue reading
Eitan Suez has just open-sourced his JMatter framework which is an implementation of the Naked Object Paradigm explained in a Book by Pawson and Matthews. This Programming Model seems to be very expressive. As far as I know JMatter is … Continue reading
Lukily I found this article, which explains how to change the behaviour.
Oft kann man die Probleme von Multithreading umgehen, indem eine hoehere Abstraktionsebene einsetzt, z.B. CSPs . Es gibt da auch eine halb offene Java Implementierung.