The Scala Experiment

I have a relatively good background in functional programming and being a Java programmer I really miss some of the features that can be found in functional programming languages, like SML and Scheme. Scala is a unique language for me, not only because it combines features from object oriented languages (classes, inheritance, mixins) and functional […]

Scrum presentations

Below you can find three fantastic talks of Ken Schwaber (co-creator of Scrum) about Scrum and agile software development. The Roots of Scrum (InfoQ) Agile Quality: A Canary in a Coal Mine (InfoQ) Scrum et al (Google)

PHP and persistent MySQL connections

At the MySQL Performance Blog there is a very interesting article about PHP‘s persistent MySQL connections (connection pooling) and why they are not enabled by default in the mysqli extension.

SUN open sources Java

SUN licenses Java SE, Java ME and Java EE implementations under GPL v2. For more info: SUN opens Java Tim Bray: Java Is Free Peter Ahé: The Compiler is Open Sourced InfoQ: Sun open sources Java SE, ME, and Glassfish under GPLv2 OpenJDK @