JavaOne 2009: On Trust and Types

JavaOne 2009: On Trust and Types

on Jun 11, 09 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

The JVM’s promise of write once, run anywhere works most of the time. But it can also make programmers complacent about cases where the WORA promise fails, says Gwyn Fisher, CTO of Klocwork, maker of the eponymous code analysis tool. One such case is resource management, where the JVM’s latent garbage...

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The JVM’s promise of write once, run anywhere works most of the time. But it can also make programmers complacent about cases where the WORA promise fails, says Gwyn Fisher, CTO of Klocwork, maker of the eponymous code analysis tool. One such case is resource management, where the JVM’s latent garbage collector necessitates that developers think about the machine behind the VM.

In this interview with Artima, Fisher describes cases where well‐known Java APIs work differently based on deployment platform, and how well‐defined type systems can make resource management more reliable:

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