I'm still de-compressing from JavaOne but have almost caught up.
I had a long talk with the CEO of SureLogic; I like their technology a lot, and they have the Bill Pugh stamp of approval. We (Azul & SureLogic) are exploring some kind of connection; they find concurrency bugs, we have customers with concurrency bugs.
I also yakked with Fortify, another Java static analysis tool company. Hakistan makes the best chocolate! :-)
I've been having an interesting conversation about the NonBlocking or Lock-Free Hash Table, running down the tail end of this post; hopefully Kevin won't mind if I repost some of his comments here. Typepad does not allow comments to have HTML and our replies & counter-replies are getting hard to read! So Kevin writes:
I would note there's no way for you to "read the current K/V state". You have to agree with that. There's no such thing or way.