Illegal Argument


— As always, theme music "Past within a future" provided by Athen's prog rock band Fractals, licensed under Creative Commons.

Direct download: Illegal_Argument_Episode_18_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:43pm FJT

— As always, theme music "Past within a future" provided by Athen's prog rock band Fractals, licensed under Creative Commons.

Direct download: IllegalArgument_Episode_18_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:53pm FJT

Hey everyone - Richard here. We have started a new Google Group for discussions around Illegal Argument so they are more accessible than the comments on this blog. The URL is

http://groups.google.com/group/illegalargument

Greg currently has the assignment for "meatier" topics to talk about, but you have some to suggest, feel free to post them here. Java/JVM/JVM Community related please :-)

And for the listener bonus! Infinitest which I have been speaking about using (and which makes a huge difference to my ability to do TDD in Eclipse) have a special 25% off the commercial license cost - just use the coupon "Illegal-Argument-Rocks". There are only 50 of them (well, 49 now) and they last until the end of August, so be in quick! I'll be talking about it more as I try and fold it in to my Groovy development in Eclipse.

Oh, and none of us are commercially (or non-commercially) involved with the http://infinitest.org guys, I just think their product is incredible.


Category:general -- posted at: 2:14pm FJT

Illegal Argument present Episode #17!

  • So many Android phones coming out - phandroid.com
  • Tony's our new Research Assistant - what shall he research next?
  • Emacs 23.1 released
  • Netbeans - enclojure / laclojure
  • From scrum to kanban
  • Wicket 1.4 is out - migration to generics
  • Scala wicket
  • Spring modules fork gaining steam
  • Resin droppig OSGi - Pomogranite is their new modular deployment framework
  • Being "hamcrest aware" - assertion frameworks
  • Groovy - top 4 of 7 spots on dzone
  • Gaelyk web framework
  • GWT and GWT maven - gwt replacements - gwtx
  • HTML 5 field types - email / domain / ip etc.
Direct download: Illegal_Argument_17.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:40pm FJT

Illegal Argument Episode 16.... It's a LOOOOOONG one... show notes will be updated here soon.

Direct download: Illegal_Argument_Episode_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:28pm FJT

The second part to episode #15...

Direct download: Podcast_Episode_15_-_Woah_-_Part_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:36pm FJT

Once again we're late in posting the next great installment of Illegal Argument, but for all you're patience you're now being rewarding with not one, but a two part episode! (Ok, so we talked longer than usual, and broke it up for you... arn't we nice?)

Direct download: Podcast_Episode_15_-_Woah_-_Part_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm FJT