Des Traynor did a little post about how languages are not all the same, and Jeff Atwood jumped in with a C# version. Java came out looking really bad at 15 lines for a simple program, but frankly, the reason isn’t because of Java; it’s because of the coding styles used.
Looking back over the notes from the Dev Day I took, I was reminded of a feature that I would have liked to have seen in 1.5: named parameters.
I’ve cleared up a question I didn’t get answered at the Developer Day; the syntax for using annotations.
I saw a post on Dion Almaer’s blog on named parameters, and I thought I’d add my 2 cents worth.