Monthly Archives: February 2010

Review: DrJava – A Simple IDE For Beginners

I found a nice review of DrJava today, written by Julian Jaic. DrJava is a simple and light IDE for Java development. It is a free, open source IDE primarily designed for students. But it also includes powerful features for … Continue reading

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ReLooper for DrJava?

I received a message from Danny Dig, the project lead of the ReLooper project. ReLooper is a refactoring tool that enables Java programmers to parallelize loops over arrays or vectors using Java’s upcoming ParallelArrayframework. I assume Danny searched for all … Continue reading

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Short, Non-Technical Talks Are Hard

I just gave my talk Testing Concurrent Programs, A 7-Minute Jargon-Free Introduction to the students of the Thesis Writing Seminar of the School of Engineering here at Rice. It went very well, but I’ve got to say that this was … Continue reading

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Presentation: Testing Concurrent Programs, A 7-Minute Jargon-Free Introduction

Testing Concurrent Programs, A 7-Minute Jargon-Free Introduction (PowerPoint, view embedded) Where: Rice University School of Engineering, Thesis Writing Seminar When: February 25, 2010 A 7-minute jargon-free introduction to the problems of testing concurrent programs, and a proposal for a solution, … Continue reading

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1.6.0_18 Seems to Have Fixed Bug

Java’s latest version, JDK 1.6.0 Update 18, seems to have fixed the most frequent DrJava bug report, which Corky determined to be Sun’s problem (Oracle’s problem now). We have been filing all of the bug reports as duplicates of bug … Continue reading

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New Mint Release: r15116

I just created a new release of Mint and DrJava with Mint: February 17, 2010 (r15116). The release is available from the Mint implementation page: JavaMint-r15116.tar.gz JavaMint-r15116-binaries.zip drjava-r5178-mint-r15116.jar There were some small changes in the approximation of weak separability to … Continue reading

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<clinit> in The Thread of First Use

Question: In which thread does <clinit>run? Answer: <clinit>is being executed in whatever thread uses the class first. 123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536package testers; import java.awt.EventQueue; public class CLInit {     public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {         new … Continue reading

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Anonymous Inner Class Surprise

I had no idea that the following code was allowed: 1234567public class AICSurprise {     public static void main(String[] args) {         new Object() {             public void foo() { System.out.println("foo"); … Continue reading

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Code<?> Escaped As Statement

A few days ago, I changed the Mint compiler to allow non-void code objects to be spliced in where statement form is required: 12Code<Integer> x = <| 1 |>; Code<Void> c = <| { `x } |>; This essentially generates … Continue reading

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<clinit> in Which Thread?

Question: In which thread does <clinit>run? Answer tomorrow.

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The Free Java Book

Corky just informed me that there is a talk by Daniel L. Schuster at SIGCSE 2010 about Java, games, and the Free Java Book. I’ll definitely check out the talk and the book. I’ll also examine how concurrency is handled … Continue reading

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New Mint Release: r15085

I just created a new release of Mint and DrJava with Mint: February 12, 2010 (r15085). The release is available from the Mint implementation page: JavaMint-r15085.tar.gz JavaMint-r15085-binaries.zip drjava-r5178-mint-r15085.jar The two changes since the last release involve CSP values and escapes … Continue reading

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Mint Talk Video

The video recording of the Mint talk I gave on Monday is now available on vimeo: Mint: A Multi-stage Extension of Java (Mathias Ricken) from Mathias Ricken on Vimeo.

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Pictures from Yesterday’s Talk

Here are a few pictures from yesterday’s talk about Mint.

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Mint Talk in COMP 600

I just gave the first presentation about Mint in the COMP 600 graduate seminar at Rice. The slides for “Mint: A Multi-stage Extension of Java” are available (PowerPoint, PDF, view embedded). This weekend, I was kicking myself why I had … Continue reading

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Presentation: Mint: A Multi-stage Extension of Java

Mint: A Multi-stage Extension of Java (PowerPoint, PDF, view embedded) Video recording available on vimeo. Where: Rice University Computer Science Department, COMP 600 Graduate Seminar When: February 8, 2010 Multi-stage programming (MSP) provides a safe way of generating code at … Continue reading

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