Monthly Archives: June 2005

Microsoft aims to fight LAMP platform with new Visual Studio tools

Microsoft are going to launch new Visual Studio 2005 which will include a new set of tools called Visual Studio Express, with the intent to bring tools and technologies to compete directly in the small webserver space and complete with … Continue reading

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Sun tutorial on implementing AJAX functionality

Sun have a very detailed article on how to implement AJAX type web-browser based functionality (Asynchronous Javascript and XML).

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JDBC 4.0 early draft for review

JDBC 4.0 spec early draft has been released for review. Of particular interest in the new feature list is the introduction of annotation support – is JDBC moving towards a ORM-like features?

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Mac OS X for x86 – developer version already on the internet

Only a week after Apple’s announcement that they are moving from IBM PowerPC to Intel processors, a developer kit version has already found it’s way onto P2P networks on the internet. Apple did say in their announcement that they have … Continue reading

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Ultimate overclocked PC cooling solution

PC running hot? Now this is a solution you need. http://www.peteredge.orcon.net.nz/casepics.htm

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IBM still confident on PowerPC future

Since Apple announced that they will no longer be building new Macs based on IBM’s PowerPC chip, IBM have responded and are confident that the PowerPC’s future is still strong. IBM do not seem concerned to lose Apple as one … Continue reading

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Prevayler – file based persistence engine

Prevayler has caught my interest for a while now as I have been working with Hibernate now for about a year and a half. Prevayler is a memory resident, file based persistence engine. The objects are kept in memory, and … Continue reading

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Apple depart from IBM PowerPC chips and move towards Intel

Apple have annouced they are moving away from using IBM’s PowerPC processors, and will begin supporting Intel CPUs, as early as 2006. This is a major harware shift for Apple, but the reasons being stated are that IBM is not … Continue reading

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Interview with Erich Gamma on code reuse

Artima.com have a great interview on their site with Erich Gamma, one of the authors of the ‘Gang of Four’ (GoF) Design Patterns book, and creator of JUnit (along with Kent Beck). In the interview (part 2 of 3), Gamma … Continue reading

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