Archive for October 10, 2004

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Virtual PC 7

Omar Shahine:

One of the first things we did when Microsoft acquired Virtual PC was some substantial user research and usability testing. We sat in customers homes, brought them into our usability lab and really dug into what people wanted to use this product for, and what they were having problems with.

Templates vs. Generics

Bruce Eckel (via Lambda):

A number of readers have pointed out that they would benefit from seeing an example of what I’ve been trying to say about the limitations that erasure has imposed on Java Generics in relation to other parameterized type systems, especially the most widely-known and used system: C++ templates. In this article I shall show a sequence of examples that demonstrate the issues, as well as a technique to compensate for the lack of latent typing in Java Generics.