Tuesday, 6 September 2016


I am working with colleagues on implementing an actor-based language called ESL: https://github.com/TonyClark/ESL (contact me at t.clark@shu.ac.uk if you are interested). ESL is a VM written in Java. Part of the tool support exports actor-histories encoded in SVG. I tried a number of technical solutions to embed a browser in Swing in order to visualise and interact with the SVG. By far the easiest and technically superior solution is JxBrowser - it worked straight to out of the box without any problems at all.

Monday, 7 March 2016

International Women's Day

Tuesday 8 March marks International Women's Day (IWD). Observed since 1909 it is a global celebration of respect, appreciation and recognition of women, while continuing to call for greater equality. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women and Sheffield Hallam University is an active participant. In support of this year's theme of 'Pledge for Parity' staff and students who have been nominated by colleagues share their inspirational stories.