* Posts by Alexander Dean

2 posts • joined 1 Nov 2010

Java won't curl up and die like Cobol, insists Oracle

Alexander Dean
FAIL

A fate worse than COBOL

The attractiveness of the JVM as a platform for other language writers means that the Java stack risks a worse fate than COBOL: namely, becoming the faceless, disregarded bottom layer of the coding stack (providing the JVM and boring utility libraries), while the developer relationships - the truly valuable part - are increasingly captured by the teams behind Scala, Clojure, JRuby and Groovy...

Google's 'copied Java code' disowned by Apache

Alexander Dean
FAIL

boolean flag1

The smoking gun in that code sample is boolean flag, and boolean flag1. No way that a Google programmer writing this by hand would use those variable names.

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