Complicated tree structures are being used a lot within my current project. Tree nodes have elements behind them. An element is unique, but there can be multiple tree nodes for a single element. Tree nodes have different drag and drop behavior based on flags on both the tree nodes and […]
Alan van Dam
The Double Checked Locking confusion
Last Monday I was attending a presentation of Brian Goetz about the Java Memory Model. One of his points was about lazy initialization which concluded with "don’t use the Double Checked Locking idiom". Last Thursdays keynote at Devoxx Joshua Bloch tells the audience that if you really, really need performance […]
Devoxx 2008: Does the java language have a future?
A lot of interesting stuff is going on. More and more (dynamic typed) languages are appearing and getting more attention. Are they better than the Java language?
Improve your unit-tests with jMock2
Writing unit-tests should be part of your development process whether you write them before or after the actual coding I leave that up to you. On of the pitfalls of writing unit tests is that the units become to big. The unit your are testing, a method in most cases […]