Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup, Java a Hit in 2015. Java 8 Eclipse Templates. A Spring Boot 1.3 Q&A. Fix the License #17. The Java ArrayList Mega List. Drone Love. Amazon’s Newest Drone Prototype. Joe’s Own Editor. They’re Getting So Tall! Life Lessons From the Nursing Home.
Java a Hit in 2015
Pretty incredible statistics from TIOBE Software on the popularity of Java in December of 2015, up 6% from December 2014. Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Wikipedia, Amazon, YouTube and Baidu activity was used to calculate the ratings. According to the report, Java has an overall use rating of 20% and tops the charts.
Java 8 Eclipse Templates
This is a note-to-self to checkout this Java 8 code-generating Eclipse template collection on GitHub, and to work more with Eclipse Templates in general.
A Spring Boot 1.3 Q&A
Spring Boot 1.3 was just released. I’m using it in NixMash Spring, in fact. In this article top Spring Boot team contributors Dr. Dave Syer, Phillip Webb, Stéphane Nicoll, Andy Wilkinson, and Josh Long sit down with InfoQ for a Q&A session about the release and its future.
Fix the License #17
Apple just released Swift as Open Source, which is pretty great. Of course they now “opened” themselves up to developer feedback like this GitHub request to change the license to GPL v3. Even if you don’t care about the GPL license issue (and I don’t) you owe it to yourself to scroll through the responses to view the GIFs.
The Java ArrayList Mega List
Who doesn’t love Arrays? This post links to tips and tricks like initializing an ArrayList in one line, removing duplicates, reverse the ArrayList, and a whole lot more. It would be fun to walk through the list and consolidate it to a single scaled-down post with the most interesting items.
The title of this PSFK post is “Why Drones Won’t Be as Scary As You Think” and makes its point with some cool futuristic drone applications serving the public in providing lighting, security and information.
Amazon’s Newest Drone Prototype
ArsTechnica was one of many sources who covered Amazon’s newest drone prototype. Very slick video definitely does it job of getting the public behind its vision of instant delivery.
Joe’s Own Editor
This link is more of a public service to old programmers like me who fondly remember using WordStar on their 80386 PCs in the early 90’s. The editor is called Joe’s Own Editor and it’s essentially a WordStar Clone for Linux. I’m using it and loving it. ^KB ^KK ^KC! The link is to SourceForge, so of course do not download it from there. It’s available in the Synaptic Software Center in Mint and Ubuntu, so install it from there. By the way, apparently J.J. Martin continues to use WordStar on an old PC to write Game of Thrones.
They’re Getting So Tall!
This falls under the category of Tweet of the Week from @PeachesMcPeach, “Omg. The WiFi went off a minute ago so my kids came out of their rooms. They’re getting so tall!”
Life Lessons From the Nursing Home
This is a long piece but worth the time to read, “What working in a nursing home taught me about life, death, and America’s cultural values.” It was written by a woman in her 30’s with a PhD in clinical psychology who spent eight months working as a psychotherapist with dying patients in nursing homes in New York City.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Matthew D. Britt, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.