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WikiLeak to open open source Java

2010-10-11 20:12:46.375226+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Giggle: Wikileaks To Leak 5000 Open Source Java Projects With All That Private/Final Bullshit Removed:

Wesley Doyle, a Java web developer in Toronto, Canada is merely puzzled by the news. "Why do they think they need to do this? Why can't users of my Open Source Java library simply shake their fists and curse my family name with their dying breaths? That approach has been working well for all the rest of us. Who cares if I have a private helper function they need? What, is their copy/paste function broken?"

Via Elf.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-13 14:23:23.391226+00 by: Dan Lyke

At some point cron jobs running SQL queries and using scp to pass around files starts to look really good.

Went to a Geo Meetup last night, the whipupitude of people working in that space is very impressive.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-12 22:06:45.287226+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Paraphrased edited quotes from this mornings conference call: Quote #1, the party line:

"Everything is a Java based SOAP architecture, you will get all of your data via a SOAP call via the API"

Meuon: "I need the 50k readings every day, do I make a single SOAP call and your middleware exports 50k records, or do I make 50k calls, one for each reading?"

Quote 2: a good real world answer:

"Hmm.. both would be bad, can I export a text file for you?"

That he caught that that was bad and went the right way in 20 seconds is a sign that we will have a lot of fun working together. Should be a good project.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-10-11 21:41:31.999226+00 by: meuon

If people could keep using the older, more convenient APIs I made for them, then why the fuck would they use my newer, ridiculously complicated ones? It boggles the imagination,

Tears are streaming out of my eyes..ROFLMAO.

Sadly, a serious quote that made me hate Java more was recently reported said by Java Daddy Gosling Himself:

"I've never got it when it comes to SQL databases. It's like, why? Just give me a hash table and a shitload of RAM and I'm happy."

To me it explains so much of why Java is just wrong in so many ways.