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Paul Graham's Great Hackers essay has really touched a lot of people's nerves. The wires are choked with people giving their point of view. Yet again, though, I have had to stop and think - what is it about Java that makes people brand it as the most un-cool language on earth? I have had friends look at me like I was a poor sod for "having to" develop in Java. So, let me list all the reasons I can think why people consider Java un-cool. Java has considerably fewer surprises and prefers not to add complexity to the language for rarely used features thereby resulting in a language where you cannot really make your friends go ga-ga at amazingly brief programming constructs. You need to write something substantial [like Gosling's Huckster] for them be to impressed with your programming abilities and not your language knowledge. This is probably the biggest reason Java is un... (more)

Reflections on Debugging

This rather pedagogically worded article is a collection of my thoughts on debugging Java software, the programming patterns I have used, some useful APIs, and techniques. What it is not - it's definitely not complete in terms of information on debugging, its techniques, styles, etc. It's primarily a list of things that have worked for me time and again and a few tools that I keep in my toolkit to use when the situation demands it. I think they will be of use to you as well. I have been fortunate to work in environments where I touched upon various facets of Java, used various ... (more)