As project administrator for a couple of SourceForge projects I recently received an e-mail about the upcoming deprecation of multiple applications that are part of the SourceForge platform: The following applications are due to be deprecated, replaced by high-quality Open Source applications we have in our Hosted Apps offering: TaskManager will be replaced by TaskFreak!,… Continue reading SourceForge replaces part of its platform with hosted applications
When you hear me speaking about C++, you probably notice the passion. I might expose a similar passion when I pinpoint some of Java’s weaknesses. Maybe I do sound like “Dick” in the article Java is Slow! at The Daily WTF? From GW-BASIC on my first computer I went through QBasic, QuickBasic, QuickC and Turbo… Continue reading The C++ cut is the deepest
My FreeBSD server is now equipped with a TellStick for control of 433.92 Mhz wireless remote switches. Our home is not (yet 🙂 fully controlled by remote switches but we have a few of them now. One of the features I wanted was to control some lights but for some reason the TellStick in the… Continue reading Network printer power-on when needed
When people and companies realize what a dead end Java has gotten into, I want to be prepared for the alternatives. Java will become the dinosaur language like COBOL, but it will not be replaced by a single programming language but with a mix of languages. Several of these languages will, for many reasons, run… Continue reading Looking at Scala and Groovy
An fun privilege for me as a Softhouse employee was the opportunity to make a short interview with Andy Hunt, of Pragmatic Programmer fame, about his latest book Pragmatic Thinking & Learning and the Øresund Agile workshop with the same title.
The Pragmatic Programmers has a spin-off called Pragmatic Life. It made me think about the books I have acquired that are more about life than about programming: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. W. Covey Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, by Andy Hunt Getting Things Done, by David Allen… Continue reading Make Developers’ Lives Better
Spotify opens its doors to developers and releases libspotify. Nice! The C API and examples look very clean. It’s even possible to play songs through the API and I guess that’s much more than anyone expected. Some might complain that the library is binary-only for Linux on IA-32 but I won’t… If I had a… Continue reading libspotify – the official Spotify library!
The Grey Lens Man sure can put the truths about Java in writing. In his article The Book Of JOSH: Scala In The Enterprise he provides a few clearsighted truths about Java before describing the cornerstones of his new architecture: JSON, OSGi, HTTP and Scala (JOSH) I’m almost touched to tears when recognizing truths like… Continue reading Recommended reading: “The Book Of JOSH: Scala In The Enterprise”
I think they should have avoided “spotify” in the name of the software, and I haven’t tried it yet, but Despotify seems cool! Update I noticed that the domain name despotify.se seems to be registered by Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, known for his involvement in the famous Bittorrent site The Pirate Bay…
I’m not sure if I can make it to Øresund Agile 2009 on May 12-14, but I sure would like to participate in Pragmatic Programmer Andy Hunt’s workshop on Pragmatic Thinking and Learning! I’m close to the end of my first reading of the book with the same title.