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JRuby: The power of Java and Ruby

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Ola Bini works for ThoughtWorks Studios, and recently published the book Practical JRuby on Rails at APress, and is very interested in Artificial Intelligence, Lisp, Ruby and the fuzzy lines between languages.

Cross-Compiling Android Applications to the iPhone

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Smart phones such as Google's Android and Apple's iPhone have become popular devices for mobile applications. In particular, both devices allow the development of native applications that can take advantage of special...

Advanced Topics In Programming Languages: Closures For Java

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We propose to add Closures to the Java Programming Language. Closures simplify the use of APIs that rely on anonymous class instances, such as the concurrency APIs and callbacks. More importantly, closures support con...

A JVM Does That?

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Just what the heck is a JVM *supposed* to do? JVMs already provide a host of services. The 'J' part definitely slants the service selection and the 'V' part means that underneath the illusion there's a lot of really c...

Advanced Topics in Programming Languages: Java Puzzlers…

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Java Puzzlers, Episode VI: The Phantom-Reference Menace/Attack of the Clone/Revenge of the Shift. Josh Bloch and special guest star Bill Pugh present yet another installment in the continuing saga of Java Puzzlers,...

Larry Wall: 5 Programming Languages Everyone Should Know

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Java is "heavyweight, verbose, and everyone loves to hate it," but Wall still thinks you should know it.