No comments here, yet. We’ll see how this plays out in a few weeks.
Ken runs Functional tests using Fit, and finds himself between a rock and a hard place: We have Fit tests that create the entire Spring application context. We have tests that load data out of the database, create a Lucene index, and then run search queries against it!! It seems like now it’s tougher for our servers to run the Fit tests than to actually run the application. That’s a bad place to be.
Since the new rules have gone into effect for Reddit and User Subreddits, a number of subreddits have sprung up, including one for Ruby and even one for Russia. Going to java.reddit.com, however, gets you a 404.
So, who’s got the time and the effort to throw down some serious java links that aren’t already on programming.reddit.com?
OpenClinica version 2.2 is out, you should take it out for a spin if you like open source and clinical research. Go Akaza Research!
Java started out as a small, clean, neatly designed language that really had a feel of the clarity of a single person’s design. It was far from perfect, but it clearly valued simplicity over completeness of features. And now look at the later additions. Genericity. The design of genericity in Java has special syntax for some rather esoteric cases – it really smells like design by committee. Like something where everyone had to get their favourite use case explicitly supported. And the result: while I knew a good number of people before, who could explain any and every valid Java statement, I can now write valid Java code that almost nobody on the planet can correctly explain.
I love the Internet, because you can always find someone out there who is feeling the same way you are about something.
It turns out I don’t hate programming, I just hate programming in Java.
Russell Beattie is a voice I haven’t read in a while; I think the last time I gave his blog a look-see was about the time he decided not to work for Google. (I suck at those puzzles too, by the way.) Now he’s posted a long message about why the ticker symbol for Sun shouldn’t be JAVA, but COBOL: Java needs an overhaul.
Quick link from the Server Side: Manage test Data with Spring and dbUnit. I expect I will be grousing some more on this topic over the next few weeks as I update the set of test suites for a project at work.
We all knew it had to come: RoR vs. Java commercials, designed like the Mac vs. PC commercials. Pure hilariousness ensues:
<P>I guess everyone was busy with JavaONE 2007 to notice this article, posted over at <a href="http://worsethanfailure.com/">WorseThanFailure</a>: <a href="http://worsethanfailure.com/Articles/Classics-Week-The-Call-of-Codethulhu.aspx">The Call of Codethulhu</a>. Enter Java 2 Evil Edition (J2EE) if you dare…