Just In Time compilation vs. the desktop and embedded worlds

Okay, rant mode on. As I was waiting for Eclipse to launch again today, it occured to me that one of the enduring mysteries of Java (and C#/.NET) for me is the continued dominance of just-in-time compilation as a runtime strategy for these languages, wherever they’re found. We’ve all read the articles that claim that… Continue reading Just In Time compilation vs. the desktop and embedded worlds

They’re running a contest over at Worse Than Failure

Worse Than Failure (formerly The Daily WTF) is having a programming contest, with either a MacBook Pro or Sony VAIO laptop as first prize. For those not familiar with the site, their theme is Curious Perversions in Information Technology. People submit particularly awful pieces of code, or database schemas, or business practices, and the readers… Continue reading They’re running a contest over at Worse Than Failure