by Sven Efftinge, Sebastian Zarnekow
Java is the most successful language on the planet—and one of the most derided. Maybe it’s time for a new language with all of Java’s strengths and none of its weaknesses.
by Venkat Subramaniam
In this fourth installment of his series on the Scala programming language, Venkat delves into the functional style of programming in Scala.
by James Bowman
James revisits the world of 8-bit game programming in creating the Gameduino, an 8-bit graphics and sound shield for the Arduino.
by Brian Tarbox
Brian proposes moving logging from the province of the developer’s discretion to the circle of architecture and design.
by Dan Wohlbruck
Three giants in the history of computing meet for lunch during World War II.
by Michael Swaine
In this issue we revisit the days of 8-bit game programming and extend Java into the future.
Drinking from the Twitter firehose.
Meet David Kelly, Pragmatic Bookshelf’s typesetter.
Author sightings, upcoming conferences, and other events of note.
From Chris Adamson to Marcus Zarra, over eighty authors have contributed to our first two and a half years.
by John Shade
Commerce without the whining.
Coming attractions and where to go from here.