Re: First class developer: who ?

"Mike Schilling" <>
Sat, 20 Mar 2010 08:00:32 -0700
Arved Sandstrom wrote:

Let me ask you this, Mike. I would have to assume that you've done
substantially the same reading I have (nature of, if not the same
titles), and likely also have considerable experience in concurrent
programming. Let's take Java concurrent programming as an example,
because of the NG we're in, and examine the JCIP book specifically.
After reading and re-reading that book, is there anything in it that
leads you to believe that only a tiny elite of superstar developers
can ever "get" concurrent programming in Java?

I've never said that. Nor has Patricia, nor anpne else in this thread.
What we have said is that concurrency introduces compleixty and bugs that
are difficult to reproduce, so that, compared to single-threaded programs,
more effort is involved in producing a product of the same quality. So I'll
ask you again: do you think you could code ConcurrentLinkedQueue from
scratch and be satisfied that it's bug-free in roughly the same amount of
time as, say, TreeMap?

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