Java vs. C# - Part 2 - Virtual Methods and Overload Resolution

Java vs. C# - Part 2 - Virtual Methods and Overload Resolution
   Here comes part 2 of the "Java vs C#" series. I still want to remind you to read part 0 and part 1 because they contain my motivation and important side notes but if you do not feel like reading them just remember that I only compare the C# and the Java language and claim that C# is better but do not compare the Java and .NET platforms and do not claim anything about the platforms as a whole (at least not in these articles). Read on to find out why Java's approach of letting methods be virtual by default is wrong...
Posted by:   Stilgar
01:29 06.07.2010

Java vs. C# - Part 1 - Generics

Java vs. C# - Part 1 - Generics
   After I published part 0 I was criticized for being biased. I was told that the title suggested neutrality but the actual article is not neutral and "Why C# Is Better than Java" would have been a better title. In fact "Java vs. C#" was just a working title that I forgot to change and I agree that the suggested title would have been better. I was criticized for exaggerating the damage caused by the Java approach and overstating the benefits of the C# approach. While this may be true it should be clear that these are real problems and I am not making them up. I do not pretend to have discovered them. In fact I have read about most of the issues listed here in interviews and articles by both Java and C# designers. The reader is also advised to read part 0 where my motivation is clearly described.

   And now lets get into today's topic - generics...
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   01:36 06.07.2010
Posted by:   Stilgar
01:05 21.06.2010

Java vs. C# - Part 0 - Primitive Types vs. Value Types

Java vs. C# - Part 0 - Primitive Types vs. Value Types
   As you may know I am a kind of programming language geek. Despite the fact that every software developer uses one or more programming languages most developers do not care much about them. Some are interested in software design patterns, some care more about development methodologies, some are algorithm guys, some like diving deep into databases, many are just interested in technologies and frameworks and there are even those who do not have a real passion but work as developers because this is how they pay the bills. Well my passion are programming languages and while I do not have the opportunity to work professionally on a compiler or even a parser I try to follow the development of popular programming languages and enjoy reading the motivation for language design decisions and compiler implementation decisions that language developers post online. I also like digging in programming language history...
Last edited by:   Stilgar
on   01:07 21.06.2010
Posted by:   Stilgar
04:36 19.06.2010

How Facebook Will Take Over the World

How Facebook Will Take Over the World
   Several years ago people were talking about Google taking over the IT world (presumably from Microsoft). Now Google are probably the most influential IT company but the pace at which it grows has slowed considerably. The illusion that everything bearing the Google trademark is innovative and super cool is slowly but surely wearing off. However we cannot live without Google's product today much like we cannot live without Microsoft's. Now the question is "Who is next?" and my answer is - Facebook...
Posted by:   Stilgar
02:53 31.05.2010

To the Temple of the King

To the Temple of the King
   It seems that the year is not good for the rock fans. After Peter Steele to a better place moved the little man with the big voice - Ronnie James Dio. In my opinion he had the greatest voice in rock. Besides the great albums with Black Sabbath, Rainbow and DIO he left us the metal music symbol - the horns sign.

   Dio went to the Temple of the King today 16.05.2010 and the reason was cancer which he fought for some time now. He is 67 and despite his serious age he was making long concerts until the illness got him.

   Dio loves Bulgaria and made many concerts here. We were privileged audience.
Posted by:   Stilgar
02:27 17.05.2010
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