Armen Rigo has a blog
(worthy of an article of its own) proposing using STM (Software
Transactional Memory) in PyPy. In a discussion on
someone suggested that you could have weaker threading guarantees and
just use locks manually. It wouldn't be so hard, they explained,
You really …
Posted Tue 23 August 2011
I find that this comes up fairly frequently. You find some useful
library: perhaps it does logging, or enforces design-by-contract, or it
provides an API for calling web services. But someone on the team
suggests that instead of using the library directly, we should create a
wrapper: "that way, if …
Posted Sun 03 July 2011
I am in no way an expert on the tricky art of pricing, but I do have an
interesting thought about the pricing of very cheap things.
By very cheap things, I am particularly thinking about electronic
goods. People buy information (views of articles and things like that)
or applications …
Posted Mon 27 June 2011
Here is my election guide for the primary elections in May of 2011.
It is less neat than usual, partly because it has been completed at the
last minute. Bold candidates are the ones I am endorsing.
PA Superior Court Judge, DEM candidate
PA Commonwealth Court Judge, DEM …
Posted Tue 17 May 2011
A few notes on a bug I had so next time I won't make the same mistake.
In spring-ws, in the class
org.springframework.ws.soap.saaj.SaajSoapMessage, in the method
getImplementation(), it uses
SaajUtils.getSaajVersion(SOAPMessage) to determine the SAAJ version
of this message. Unfortunately, that has a bug …
Posted Sun 08 May 2011