The new spinoff from Borland, CodeGear, is strongly hinting that they will produce at least one dynamic language: CEO Ben Smith: “We’re also working on plans that can help developers take advantage of growing and emerging areas like web services, Ruby, Python and Ajax. ” David I: “We are not limited to just a few programming […]
In comments, Sun’s Charles Nutter hints that JRuby may ship by the end of year. Or he may be taking a swipe at the Perl 6 guys: you decide. Ruby on at least one of the two major managed platforms: huge for Ruby. (In that post, I caution that it took Jim Hugunin something like […]
Borland’s Developer Tools Group, including the Delphi, C++, C#, and JBuilder tools and the Interbase database tools, have been spun off into a new company called CodeGear to be headed by Ben Smith (Byte’s old tech editor?). Contrary to all previous reports, CodeGear will be a wholly owned subsidiary, not sold off. While Alan Zeichick […]
Dr. Dobb’s Journal has taken over the Jolt Awards now that Software Development is no more. Once again I’ll be judging and, actually, serving as Moderator of the Development Environments and Languages category. Given that we considered VS2005 last year (but, hey!, XNA) and given that Callisto is certainly going to be nominated, what other […]
I don’t have an HDTV and I don’t think I’m going to buy one in the foreseeable future. I watch TV every evening for a couple of hours. I like TV fine. I have analog basic cable that requires no set-top box and for which I pay around $40 a month (it’s bundled with my […]
Bill de h?ra’s post on the language’s he’s used in the past year contains the provocative thought “…some people are looking at things like HTTP and Ant and CSS and wondering whether they are really programming languages….[T]hey are either replacing or reducing the raw coding I used to do….[A]t least, if you start thinking about HTTP […]
Tim Bray compares Frameworks (Source: Still done seeking). I largely agree with Tim Bray’s analysis, particularly the point that all major web frameworks will scale sufficiently and that, in the long run, maintainability is likely to be the most important factor in the attractiveness of a framework. By that token, Bray recommends Rails and Java, and […]
Off Tonga, a volcanic island has emerged from the depths. How cool must that be to see?
Alan Zeichick explains why if you must get a new passport, you should invest in a lead foil billfold.
A Board Game That Adults Can Play 11/9/2006 by Larry O’Brien product Puerto Rico ????? Visiting friends gave me the opportunity to coerce a try of Puerto Rico, a very well-reviewed board game. Unlike most people who review board games, we are not “into” the genre, so this was very much a new experience for […]