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Java Community: The Ghost In The Virtual Machine

Java Community: The Ghost In The Virtual Machine

I’ve often heard the term, “Ghost in the machine” in the past, but never went to the trouble of finding out where it originated. According to Wikipedia the English philosopher,…

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Heisenberg, Myoclonic Jerks of the Diaphragm and Java

Heisenberg, Myoclonic Jerks of the Diaphragm and Java

I studied physics at university and one of the hardest, but most interesting, subjects was quantum mechanics. As part of this, we studied the famous Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principal, which is…

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11 Myths About Embedded Java

11 Myths About Embedded Java

I wrote this as an article for an electronics magazine, but I figure it also makes a good blog post. Java is slow:Back in 1995, when Java was first released,…

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JEP 285: Small But Perfectly Formed

JEP 285: Small But Perfectly Formed

Last month I gave a keynote presentation at the Riga Dev Days on “Open Source and OpenJDK: Do They Deliver?” One of the key themes of this was looking at…

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Java: More Typing With Less Typing

Java: More Typing With Less Typing

There are many things that prove divisive amongst software developers. For example, just ask a group of (more mature) developers whether they are a vi or emacs user and this…

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Java: “The report of my death was an exaggeration”

Java: “The report of my death was an exaggeration”

Borrowing a quote from Mark Twain. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been pretty busy with Java events, which has given me plenty of opportunities to talk to people in…

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Java Community Leadership: What Does It Really Take?

Java Community Leadership: What Does It Really Take?

Last week there was a discussion started by a JUG leader on one of the Java aliases that got me thinking, which led to this blog post. The JUG leader…

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Focusing on 10 Years of Jfokus

Focusing on 10 Years of Jfokus

Last week was the Jfokus Developer Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, which was celebrating its tenth anniversary. Unlike some conferences, Jfokus has a “two year rule,” which means that you can present…

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How Millions of Java Developers Help Each Other

How Millions of Java Developers Help Each Other

I recently came across a report from Vision Mobile about a survey of what developers want from a developer program. Since I’m celebrating fifteen years this month of working full-time…

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4 Reasons Why Java is Still #1

It’s the start of 2016, which means that we’ve now finished the “20 Years of Java” celebrations. Actually, although the announcement about Java (and the HotJava browser, which did not…

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Small Heaps For Small Latency

Small Heaps For Small Latency

“Windows NT addresses 2 Gigabytes of RAM, which is more than any application will ever need.” – Microsoft, on the development of Windows NT, 1992 Whilst the above quote is…

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