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Welcome to the eighth ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Thursday, 2017 December 20. Andrew Lombardi from Mystic Coders is with me again. Please don’t forget: this is your podcast, with your content too. You can contribute by using a carrier pigeon and sending us notes encoded with rot13 [...]

Non-Blocking vs. blocking I/O: Go with blocking.

You might have heard or read a various things on the Internet extolling the virtues of writing your applications to be ‘non blocking’. Java offers various libraries that help with this endeavour; Undertow is a java web server that lets you write your servlet handlers non-blocking, for example. XNIO is a more general I/O library [...]

How to use Scanner

The java.util.Scanner class built into java can be used to read inputs. It can for example be used to set up an interactive command line session, where you prompt the user for stuff and your program acts on what the user types in. You can also point it at a file or network connection if [...]

Don’t use raw types.

… just.. yeah. Don’t use raw types. This message brought to you by the color ‘4’ and the number ‘dictionary.’

Welcome to the seventh ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Monday, 2017 November 6. Today feels slightly less anonymous than yesterday. This week we have a co-host, Andrew Lombardi – kinabalu on ##java – and we also offer our humblest apologies to Ms. Debbie Gibson. This podcast covers news [...]

Welcome to the sixth ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Monday, 2017 October 30. Scary! Tomorrow’s Halloween. This podcast covers news and interesting things from the ##java IRC channel on Freenode; if you see something interesting that’s related to Java, feel free to submit it to the channel bot, [...]

Today in ##java, someone had a problem: They wanted a bounded-size PriorityQueue. One solution offered was extending the PriorityQueue class to add this behavior1. This article will talk about why that is not a good solution. Here is an example implementation of this approach: public class BoundedPriorityQueue<E> extends PriorityQueue<E> { private final int bound; public [...]

Welcome to the fifth ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Monday, 2017 October 23. This podcast covers news and interesting things from the ##java IRC channel on Freenode; if you see something interesting that’s related to Java, feel free to submit it to the channel bot, with ~submit and [...]

Interesting links podcast, episode 4

Welcome to the fourth ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Monday, 2017 October 16. This podcast covers news and interesting things from the ##java IRC channel; if you see something interesting that’s related to Java, feel free to submit it to the channel bot, with ~submit and a URL [...]

Interesting Links podcast, episode 3

Welcome to the third ##java podcast. I’m your host, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Monday, 2017 October 9. As usual, this podcast is built from interesting content submitted to the channel bot, using the ~submit command. If you’re on the channel, it’s very easy to use: ~submit and a URL is all you [...]