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My blog explaining Spring/GWT/GAE news in more detail: http://blog.springsource.com/2010/05/19/spring-google-appengine/ @springroo #io2010
New Zealand bill ending software patents is a great step forward. More leadership from the country that first gave woman the vote!
Sometimes, a more general solution is also simpler.
That Scala try/catch blocks return a value is very cool. Unless everything is an expression, mutability is everywhere. Big plus over Java
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