Monthly Archives: September 2009

Short DrJava Review on SourceForge

Someone wrote on SourceForge about DrJava: This program is excellent for its’ intended use. Best part is that you can put it on a memory stick and run it. Thanks! I concur.

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DrJava with Mint Released

The latest releases of DrJava contains a compiler adapter for Mint. That means it is possible to conveniently compile Mint programs in the DrJava IDE. To experiment with Mint and DrJava, please do the following: Download DrJava with Mint the … Continue reading

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Goodbye Computer Shopper, Hello Esquire?

Please be advised that Computer Shopper magazine has ceased publication after the April 2009 issue. […] Special arrangements have been made with Esquire magazine to service your subscription for its full remaining term. You will receive three issues of Esquire … Continue reading

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DrJava Mint Branch Merged Back into Trunk

I just merged the trunk-mint branch of DrJava back into the trunk and made a new weekly release (@ I actually issue these “weakly” releases more often than just weekly. It’s just a convenient mechanism to benefit from the auto-update … Continue reading

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Musings about Facebook Application Privacy

After reading the ACLU’s report about Facebook app privacy problems and taking the quiz demonstrating them, What Do Quizzes Really Know About You?, I was a little upset at first. The privacy settings just seemed completely insane. Let’s use one’s … Continue reading

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OpenJDK Compatibility for ConcJUnit

I just made a new ConcJUnit release available on SourceForge: version 20090927. While working on integrating Mint into DrJava, I tested it on Mac. Since Mint requires Java 6, that involved using Soylatte, and Soylatte is based on OpenJDK. To … Continue reading

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Running Mint Programs in DrJava

I have now managed to hack DrJava and Mint together. I still have to improve the source, because right now a few things are hard-coded, but it is a working proof-of-concept. Welcome to DrJava. Working directory is C:\Program Files\JavaMint\langtools\mintTest > … Continue reading

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Installing JavaMint on Linux

Here are some quick instructions on how to download and install Java Mint. Linux You need Sun’s JDK 6 installed. Download the “binaries only” Java Mint zip file from the Java Mint implementation page. In this example, I have saved … Continue reading

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Mint and DrJava Class Loader Issues

I’m still trying to integrate Mint into DrJava, and I’m running into a problem with the class loaders in Mint and DrJava. If I understand the class loader inside the Interaction JVM correctly (a PathClassLoader, I believe), it can change … Continue reading

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DrJava with Mint Compiles on Windows, Mac and Linux

The DrJava built from my trunk-mint branch now manages to compile Mint programs on all three major operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux. I had to make a bugfix in the Mint compiler (I will make a new release soon), … Continue reading

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DrJava with Mint on Mac “Cosmetically” Closer

Sweet! DrJava with Mint on the Mac just came within reach, or at least as close as it is on the other operating systems. For some reason, when I ran DrJava under Soylatte and X11 earlier, no compilers showed up. … Continue reading

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Mint in DrJava is Tricky

I’ve been trying to get the Mint compiler to work inside DrJava. This has turned out to be more tricky than I thought. The preempting class loader that we use to load different compiler adapters is still giving me headaches, … Continue reading

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Updated CV and Resume

After attending an excellent workshop on converting CVs to resumes by the Rice Center for Student Professional Development, worked on improving my resume a bit. First of all, I created two versions, a shorter resume (pdf) and a longer, complete … Continue reading

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Legal immigrants battle red tape

I noticed that the Houston Chronicle article I was interviewed for isn’t available on the Chronicle website anymore, so I wanted to re-post it on my blog. From the Houston Chronicle, Jan. 9, 2009: Legal immigrants battle red tape Pakistan … Continue reading

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I Am (4*weakly+strongly)/5 Optimistic

The POPL 2010 reviews of our Mint paper are in. We got four reviews of “weak paper, but I will not fight against it” and one review of “strong paper, I will champion it at the program committee meeting”. We … Continue reading

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New Mint Benchmarks: Overhead of Boxing/Unboxing

I was working on the next tutorial for the Java… Continue reading

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Higher Order Functions in Java

In order to understand future examples, we firs… Continue reading

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Photos from My COMP 600 Practice Talk

Jennifer Harris was kind enough to video-tape m… Continue reading

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SIGCSE 2010 Paper Submitted

Now I’ll take a break, then I’ll proof-read it … Continue reading

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850,000 Downloads of DrJava

DrJava hit 850,000 downloads today. We should b… Continue reading

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