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
As I mentioned previously, I’ve been working with Lua recently. I’m really enjoying it. I’d place Lua somewhere slightly to the right of Tcl on my Programming Language Complexity Chart, which probably explains why I found it so immediately appealing. There are many kinds of simplicity. I think that one of Lua’s strong points is… Continue reading L. U. A. That spells Moon!
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