When you maintain some code and you get a patch that you do not like, what can you do? Is the only option to refuse the change, or is there a better way? Of course, as this was just a rhetorical question, there is better solution: Just create a code slot!
NetBeans Performance team is proud to co-contribute to the success of NetBeans IDE 6.5, the latest and greatest release of NetBeans IDE of all times. Although the performance was not a major theme for the 6.5 release we are glad we managed to do improvements in various visible areas. We are also fond of stiffening the verification framework that we use to prevent regressions, so the likelihood of losing all those hardly extracted milliseconds and kilobytes is lowered for current and future releases.
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Recently I've been warned that my sidebar in Chapter 4, Ever Changing Targets talks about events that are completely ununderstandable for international readers. That made me write a short essay about leakages of cultural contexts and the similarities with the API Design.