Thawing to Java
Just as the mainstream IT world is getting over it's honeymoon with Java I figure it might be worth getting better acquainted!
My previous experience with Java has always been awt and swing gui applications - the most tedious and verbose coding to be had anywhere.
I have spent a little time focussing only on the language and test-driven development (using Junit) within the eclipse IDE (set to emacs keys of course). I have to say I am pleasantly surprised.
Maybe it's because I'm browsing through Agile Java which seems like quite a good book. Maybe it's because I've done a fair bit of C and Objective-C programming lately and I've grown more accepting of less-than-flexible languages.
Anyway I'm quite enjoying it. After all, I'm running out of new languages to learn - I'll have to write my own soon!
Posted by Mark Aufflick at 17:12