Monthly Archives: September 2004

Sun aims to consolidate EJB3.0 and JDO2.0 persistence

Sun has released a letter to the community aiming to consolidate the EJB3.0 and JDO2.0 current efforts to produce one common POJO-based persistence mechanism for J2SE and J2EE. The letter sounds like JDO2.0 is going to be brought inline to … Continue reading

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Adding a Spam Blacklist filter to your Sendmail config

Add the following line to you sendmail.mc file use SpamCop’s email blacklist filter on your sendmail email server: FEATURE(dnsbl’, bl.spamcop.net’, `”Spam blocked see: http://spamcop.net/bl.shtml?”$&{client_addr}’)dnl Regenerate your sendmail config with: m4 sendmail.mc > sendmail.cf then restart your sendmail server with . … Continue reading

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Craig McClanahan comments on the future of Struts

Craig McClanahan, one of the main developers of the Struts framework, recently commented on the upcoming future releases of Struts and how Struts may be used in conjunction with, rather than being replaced by Java Server Faces. He mentioned that … Continue reading

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Elevator speech: What is AOP?

Bob Lee, co-author if Bitter EJB, has a quick concise summary of AOP in his blog on Java.net.

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Mozilla Firefox 1.0 release exceeds 1million downloads in first 5 days

Version 1.0 of Mozilla’s latest lightweight streamlined browser, Firefox, was recently released and downloads exceeded 1 million in the first 5 days. This is the latest statistic showing an increase in web surfer migration away from the current Microsoft Internet … Continue reading

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JBoss4.0 to be released today

Rumor has it that JBoss 4.0 will be officiall released today… see article on TheServerSide.

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XP Pair Programming thoughts

This blog entry caught my eye on JavaBlogs, discussing whether Pair Programming is the “magic silver bullet” or not. In my opinion, I believe there are real gains to be had from pair programming, however from my own informal experience … Continue reading

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Interesting OnJava.com article on side-effects of using static initializers

O’Reilly’s OnJava.com have a great article on their site discussing the side effects of using static initializers in your Classes, and describes how accessing static members if different ways may effect when the static initializers are executed. I’ve run into … Continue reading

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