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Technology

Primer: Difference between javac and JIT

Are Java compiler (javac) and JIT one and the same thing? Is you answered Yes, then read on. Long back I was asked this in an interview and (alas) I had replied in affirmative. Jos Horsmeier gave the following reply to my question at Javaranch at that time (I am glad I saved it in...

Javaranch Wiki

Javaranch has a Wiki now aimed to “collectively develop a high quality, knowledge base of Java topics”. It's searchable and is based on Friki, a Java web application deployable on any modern servlet container or application server. I have very regard for Javaranch, it helped me a lot during my SCJP preparations. I hope the...

The outsourcing vulnerability

Happened to read the venom spit by Sue Spielman (through Werner Ramaekers). Frustated of a grievance redressal reply for a faulty Symantec product, presumably routed through an Indian call-center, Ms Sue took a crap at outsourching of IT jobs to Indian Companies. It is amply clear from the comments made on her blog that the...

Java Interview Questions2

Just stumbled upon few of the Ranch posts I had participated in. At that time I was looking for some good interview questions on Java (unfortunately very few were available with answers) and thought why not start answering them. Unfortunately some of the threads did not proceed. I feel like I could revive these, any...