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Alex Ruiz
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Oh gosh! Half giraffe, half sheep!
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+Martin ellis Totally!
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This made my day! +∞ :-)
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Hey +Alex Ruiz this was me before using #Android Studio ... Feeling much much better now. Thank you............. =P #programming  
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Indeed! I wonder for how long people will stay in the dark?!
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#pixelpushing  #lensblur
And for a moment, my G+ stream was like...
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I thought it is for MotoBlur.
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There are two Alex Ruiz at Google. Because we work on completely different areas (Alex works on the business side of Google while I work writing software,) it is quite easy to notice when people send e-mails to the "wrong" Alex. Package delivery can be tricky, and from time to time, it goes like...
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+Alex Ruiz Feel free to pick! :-)
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I found this fully working relic at the gym today. It must be at least 20 ~30 years old!
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That does it. I'm coming to work for you!
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It's not merely forbidding retaliation - it is an outright assault on the liberal principle of freedom to associate and transact.

You use words like retaliation as if it were violence or force.  But abstention to continue an economic relationship is quite simply a natural right.  Abstaining from a transaction/interaction/relationship is the most basic right that exists.  Denying that, denying "exit" eliminates any notion of freedom from an interaction.  It is likewise your right to not be in any romantic relationship that you find does not suit you.  The logic at play, if applied to relationships other than economic, would amount to requiring someone to remain married to someone who had broken their promises.  That's not argumentum ad absurdum, it's an application of the core principle underlying this, applied in different spheres.

If there are obligations created through contract, those must be honoured, so if someone is fired for a breach, but work was performed for which payment is due, that payment is ... due.  But an ongoing relationship is not an entitlement, it is a mutually consenting and mutually beneficial agreement. 

Do I think this sort of practice is a dick-move?  Yes.  I would probably boycott such a firm, and do what I could to sully their reputation for such behaviour. But that does not mean I would seek to legislatively limit their right to end an economic relationship, even if I think it's for dickish reasons. 

Attempts to coerce parties into engaging in contracts, or prohibiting them from contracts is a fundamental denial of social harmony - done in the name of justice.  But it comes from a notion that a third-party can know what is best for two parties engaged in a transaction, or that that third-party can have the moral authority to compel a transaction, or prohibit one.  And I deny that on ethical grounds, and suggest that, on consequential grounds, the cure proposed is far, far worse (in the long run) than the disease. 
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Every time I work with Swing I feel like I put an an immense amount of effort to accomplish very little¹, just like...
¹ I still prefer Swing over SWT and JavaFX though.
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Swing always felt like it was waiting for a higher level library to be written on top of it.  It is a very powerful toolkit.  There were a few attempts.  None succeeded.
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When I'm happily programming and then I open this Java class in my beloved IDEA just to find unused imports, unsafe casts, code duplication and potential NPEs, I'm like...
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+Jeremy List The nullness annotations are actually pretty ideal for this; unlike optional, you're not wrapping every single return value in an additional object; you get to be explicit about whether a value can be null or not, and the IDE will flag code which isn't handling it correctly. It removes a lot of the guesswork of whether APIs you're calling can return null.
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Last night I went to bed thinking about this problem I've been trying to solve for the whole day¹, and then, at 1 AM, I woke up² like... 
¹ Context:  https://plus.google.com/110937808291147673063/posts/M7TeQrnFaxi 
² I actually jumped out of bed and I've been working on this since then :-)
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+Alex Ruiz GIF should be with some excitement and happy face, It seems you are afraid of solution you found. Coding is the only thing you can do anytime and anywhere. #lovetocode   
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+Mark Heckler la verdad, no tengo idea :-)
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Googler working on Android Tools
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I’m a programmer. My interests include Java, API design, IDEs and testing. I’m author of various technical articles and speaker at international conferences (JavaOne, Devoxx, EclipseCon, SD West.)

I work as Software Engineer at Google on the Android team.
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