This week's giveaways are in the MongoDB and Jobs Discussion forums. We're giving away four copies of Mongo DB Applied Patterns and 4 resume reviews from Five Year Itch and have the authors/reps on-line! See this thread and this one for details.
It was a decision that the creators of Java took. There is a constant debate as to whether case sensitive languages are in any ways better than case insensitive ones. Do a search, you might stumble upon quite a few interesting reads.