Monthly Archives: December 2009

Out-of-Office Auto-Replies

Great. I’m starting to get flooded by out-of-office auto-replies from the AP CS mailing list again. I keep monitoring that mailing list for mentionings of DrJava, so I can make sure we help high school teachers with potential problems. I … Continue reading

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Cygwin, Subversion and End of Lines

I got myself into a bit of a problem when I tried to set the automatic end-of-line style property for our text files in Subversion. I wanted to use “native”, because that should automatically convert all line endings to LF … Continue reading

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Submitted Publication Version of SIGCSE 2010 Paper

I just submitted the publication version of our SIGCSE 2010 paper, Test-First Java Concurrency for the Classroom. Now I’m waiting for the copyright form to be sent, and I’m wondering why that’s not done automatically…

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Snow

As someone who knows what snow actually is, I’m picky about what I call snow. When my fellow Houstonians say “it’s snowing”, I tend to say “no, this is sleet (@Apparently sleet is known as partially melted snow in the … Continue reading

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Another Sample Bug for Yield

I coded up two more examples to test the yield strategy. The “split synchronized” example doesn’t work that well (yet), because it fails even without the added yields. I’m looking for common bugs that aren’t obvious. 123456789101112131415        … Continue reading

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Getting Back on That Concurrency Horse

After a lot of work on Mint, I’m now focusing on the concurrent unit testing project again. I had to fight some apparent code rot, which was probably caused by changes from Java 5 to Java 6, but now everything … Continue reading

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