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Java Streams are great but it’s time for better Java Collections
He makes a pretty good case that the library "eclipse collections" has a better set of basic collection classes than those in the Java standard library. (And it is interoperable.)
programming  via:reddit  datastructures  java  libraries 
16 days ago by mcherm
Yahoo stopping all new development of YUI | Hacker News
Yahoo is ceasing development of YUI. And some commentary about it. Few things last forever in software development.
via:HackerNews  webdevelopment  webdesign  javascript  libraries  opensource  programming  softwaredevelopment  mypostings 
august 2014 by mcherm
Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Books | theguardian.com
Gaiman on libraries and the importance of reading. "The Chinese asked US innovators and found they'd all read SciFi when young." "I worry that in the 21st century people misunderstand the purpose of libraries."
fiction  libraries  NeilGaiman  via:TheGuardian  books 
october 2013 by mcherm
With Mid-Year Cut, California Reduces State Funding for Libraries to Zero
I think that between changes in IP law, technology, and state support, the very existence of free public libraries is in severe danger of disappearing. Perhaps I'm just dated, but I think libraries are vital and I will work to support them while I can.
libraries  politics  via:HackerNews 
february 2012 by mcherm
Libraries: Where It All Went Wrong
Ibrary are becoming irrelevant because of their failure to adapt to the internet. It's like microsoft.
libraries  via:HackerNews 
december 2011 by mcherm
Library clears its shelves in protest at closure threat | Books | The Guardian
As a political protest over the threat to close their library, every patron checked out 15 books -- until the shelves were BARE and EVERY book was gone.
libraries  via:boingboing  library  TheGuardian 
january 2011 by mcherm
Good Middleware at GameArchitect
Some good advice on how to select libraries.
programming  libraries 
september 2008 by mcherm

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