Whiley v0.3.4 Released!

Well, after a fairly long haul, the latest version of Whiley is released.  This remains something of a stop-gap for the moment, as there is still quite a lot to do!

ChangeLog Relicensed the tool to use the “New BSD License”.  The reason for this is to permit wider distribution of the language. Integrated . . . → Read More: Whiley v0.3.4 Released!

Got Any Quotes from Coders At Work?

Recently, I finished reading Coders at Work by Peter Seibel.  The book consists of a series of interviews with the following (impressive) list of programmers and computer scientists: [[Jamie Zawinski]], [[Brad Fitzpatrick]], [[Douglas Crockford]], [[Brendan Eich]], [[Josh Bloch]], [[Joes Armstrong (programming)|Joe Armstrong]], [[Simon Peyton-Jones]], [[Peter Norvig]], [[Guy Steele]], [[Dan Ingalls]], [[L Peter Deutsch|Peter Deutsch]], . . . → Read More: Got Any Quotes from Coders At Work?

One Thing I Really Hate About the JVM

Whilst I think the [[Java Virtual Machine]] is generally speaking a fantastic piece of kit, there is one thing that I really hate about it: I can’t stop threads!!!

Sure, there’s a method called Thread.stop() … but it’s deprecated. There’s even a whole article devoted to why it should be deprecated.

Great.  That’s just . . . → Read More: One Thing I Really Hate About the JVM