Monthly Archives: December 2004

Recommended reading list for Java Developers/Software Engineers (December 2004)

There are some books you come across that are destined to become all time classics, well worth reading and recommending to others. This is a list of books that I’ve read that I recommend all software developers must read. The … Continue reading

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Recommended booklist for Java developers

I’ve put together a recommended book list for Java developers that covers some of the more useful books I’ve come across. It includes both technical and non-technical books, books that I think are well worth reading for building skills and … Continue reading

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OnJava.com’s most popular articles in 2004

OnJava.com has an article sumarizing their most popular articles in 2004. Not suprisingly, Hibernate and Eclipse were the most popular topics of the year (not suprising to me anyway as I’ve been actively using both for the past year both … Continue reading

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In-memory Object database

This caught my eye as their performance stats compared to other traditional RDBMS are staggering. Prevayler is an in-memory Object persistence mechanism as a direct replacement for a database. The in-memory representation of your objects is the database, so their … Continue reading

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JavaPolis 2004 conference slides online

JavaPolis conference slides are online on their wiki website. Slides for some interesting sessions are on their site, including: EJB3.0 HIbernate 3.0 _ gavin King J2EE without EJB – Rod Johnson Sping in Action – Rod Johnson …

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OnJava.com article on AOP based Remoting

OnJava.com have the first part of a series of articles on their site introducing Aspect Oriented Programming (AOP). This first article is very short and simplistic and introduces how easy it can be to use AOP to mark up a … Continue reading

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Direct Web Remoting (DWR) project enables client/server type behavior from web pages

This is not a new concept as I have used this solution before at a previous company to mimic client/server type operation from the web page, but it’s interesting to see someone publishing an open source project to offer this … Continue reading

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My Bio published on JBoss site for upcoming presentation at JBossWorld2005

My bio is published online on the JBoss site, along with the Chief Architect on my current project, for our upcoming presentation at JBoss World 2005 on Hibernate usage and lessons learnt.

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Microsoft’s new file system, WinFS still years away

Microsoft are admitting that their original delivery plans for WinFS, the new Windows file system replacement, were too eager, and the new system may not be released until late 2006, but then only in a test version. Longhornm, the next … Continue reading

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Son’y PSP goes on sale in Japan

Sony’s PSP went on sale to the Japanese public on Sunday for a discounted launch price of $189, as Sony competes with Nintendo’s release of their new handheld, the Nintendo DS.

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