The Big Technical Mistakes of History
We still live in a world of CPUs that are either little endian or big endian: affects binary compatibility and performance (from having to swizzle).
We still live with the primitive C/C++ type system with code like this in just about any SDK:
typedef unsigned char bool;
#if !defined(true) && !defined(false)
#endif // TRUE_AND_FALSE_DEFINED
#endif // true and false
#endif // _BOOL
Multi-Platform App Created Using Single Code Base
Saying Java sucks or Java is slow is like saying Lord of the Rings is a lousy story because it had lousy bookcover illustration.
From the years of reading Slashdot and more than a decade on the web reading about how people bash Java, it is pretty clear how many people can't tell the difference between a platform and an API. It is worrying how much of these people make up the world's pool of software professionals.
While it is true that Sun dropped the ball on Java marketing and the Swing API, it is also true that Microsoft wielded its evil muscle trying to kill it (how many can claim to have survived such attacks?) in the 90's (anyone remember the 9-year lawsuit that Sun eventually won?) and Java as a platform and ecosystem stalled because of that. As a 20-year software veteran who used to write in C/C++ and assembly, I'm happily making a good living writing real-time graphics apps with Java that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. Those who bash Java just don't know what they are missing and I'm happy to keep it that way: less competition for me.
Lastly, Adobe Flexbuilder, the IDE that this iReversi game was written in, is based on Eclipse. And Eclipse is written in Java using the SWT API. Eclipse is also one of the world's most complex piece of software that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux. Adobe's marketing should eat its own smelly socks.
Why You Should Use OpenGL and Not DirectX
Microsoft To Banish Memcpy()
This is what managed languages are here to solve, so we can all write safer code without having to think too much about it.
Bands Bypass iTunes With iPhone Apps
To those who think everything on the web should be free, I say this to you:
How would you like if I (and millions of other netizens) expect you to do your day job for free because your boss decided to give away your flagship product for free.
This fundamental lack of appreciation of economics by the general public is one of the reasons why the U.S. is fast losing its competitive edge to the rest of the world. But if you insist, be my guest, because I don't contribute to your economy and really enjoy being the free rider.
Why Is Adobe Flash On Linux Still Broken?
Is there an app that is truly essential to the
everyday net user and/or developer that is written
A video player (as big as youtube might be) is but
an applet that serves only video.
Sure, there're some really good UI and games
written in Flash, but they are non-essential.
That is, I can live without them.
And ads: I really can do without them too.