You've reached the Erudizione/MSC-JV section of Orcmid's Lair. Here's where there is information on
- Orcmid's experience in the University of Liverpool on-line M.Sc in IT course module, MSC-JV-030529-02.
- Related Materials and Resources on Object-Oriented Programming with Java.
- "Situating Java," my approach to providing materials that I found missing in being able to develop a grounded appreciation of Java, starting with something closer to the truth about
- Java's hosting and what is and is not the same everywhere
- How Java works in typical environments, and what you are doing when you use it
- Java's origins in C Language and how neglecting that creates some problems
- the compromised approach to arithmetic that makes paying attention to details far more difficult than necessary and relying far too much on tacit understanding that is not made explicit in a way where the people who need to be aware of it the most will ever find it
- the platform-independent ruse
- the Object-Oriented hyperbole
- how classes, interfaces, and objects work in Java and what you are actually getting and how you are limited
- the importance of frameworks and how difficult Java makes them
- how to do software engineering in Java
- how to do business in Java
- tying Java to data and the world of XML - how Java is not Unicode and is not very object-oriented
- Instruction in Java -- well, I don't think we know how to do that, and I am not sure whether there is a remedy, so there are also the different approaches I took
- Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Java -- I am creating a separate section for that, under software development, another sparsely-populated section.
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