Mosey on in and pull up a stool. The JavaRanch Big Moose Saloon is the place to get your Java questions answered. Our bartenders keep the peace, and folks are pretty friendly anyway, so don't be shy!
Over in the Java in General (intermediate) forum, Dirk Schreckmann innocently inquired:
Are you using the assert keyword, introduced with Java 2 v1.4, when programming?
If not, why not?
Nineteen replies later, folks are still chimin' in with thoughts and experiences.
Now, mosey on o'er, see what folks are saying and chime in with some thoughts of your own.