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Autonomous Robotic Drone which Flies Indoors!?

Very recently, I came across this article from MIT News about an autonomous robotic drone developed at MIT.  It’s incredibly neat stuff … and I would love to get Whiley running on something like this!  Here’s the video from the article:

Anyhow, one day I will build one of these things . . . → Read More: Autonomous Robotic Drone which Flies Indoors!?

Java versus C++ Performance

Recently, I came across an interesting discussion of C++ versus Java performance over on Stack Exchange. There was also some good discussion of the article on Reddit which included a link to an interesting article from Google.

Understanding these languages from a performance perspective is important to me, as it impacts the design of . . . → Read More: Java versus C++ Performance

Reflecting on the JVM Class File Format

The latest release of Whiley (v0.3.16) includes (finally) a binary file format for the Whiley Intermediate Language (WYIL).  You can think WYIL files are to Whiley, as class files are to Java, or CIL files are to C#.  Furthermore, the existence of WYIL files implies there is a corresponding (albeit currently hypothetical) Whiley Virtual . . . → Read More: Reflecting on the JVM Class File Format