Monthly Archives: July 2005

Windows disk recovery with CD-booting Linux

I made the ultimate mistake as a Windows user a few months ago… I moved a hard disk with XP already installed into a new machine, with a different motherboard and CPU. What a mistake. I can’t believe the trouble … Continue reading

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Transactions with Spring and Weblogic

The Weblogic Dev2Dev site have a good article on using Spring for declarative transaction support, using Weblogic’s JTA support. The article shows how to define your beans in Spring’s applicaitonCOntext.xml file and wire them up to use the Transaction support … Continue reading

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To Layer, or not to Layer? That is the Architectural Question

It’s a commonly accepted practice when designing large scale enterprise applications (or even smaller applications for that matter) to layer your architecture code as well as your application code. ‘Separation of Concerns’, for example separating your business logic from your … Continue reading

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To Layer or not to Layer?

That is the question – read my article on architectural and application code layering in my articles section here.

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Father of Atari and Pong to launch Restaurant/Entertainment restaurants

Nolan Bushnell, the original founder of Atari and the classic game, Pong, is planning on opening a restaurant chain for 20-somethings focusing on bringing together food and electronic entertainment. Bushnell already hasd experience in the restaurant/entertainment business, as he also … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Virtual Earth worlds away from Google Earth

Microsoft’s Virtual Earth service was launched today, but the service is worlds away from what you can find at Google Earth. I tried browsing around several places, but the map scrolling is clunky and slow, several tiles fail to load, … Continue reading

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Sony PS3 predicted to have over 60% market share by 2012

Market research company Strategy Analytics are forecasting that the PS3 will have 61% market share of the next generation console market by 2012, despote the fact that Microsoft will be releasing the XBox360 some six months earlier, and in time … Continue reading

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Microsoft following Google Earth – launch ‘MSN Virtual Earth’

It seems that recently Microsoft can only follow and immitate the current innovators, rather than getting out to the market first with new products. But after all, this is how Microsoft have always made their money, ever since buying the … Continue reading

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Microsoft ‘Longhorn’ – to ship as Windows Vista

Microsoft has announced the product name for the next release of Windows which has up until now been only known by its project name of ‘Longhorn’. It will be released as Windows Vista. More info here.

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PDF files for JavaOne2005 sessions

PDFs for all the JavaOne 2005 sessions are now available online (for free). Sun usually only release the PDFs on their JavaOneOnline site which is a paid subscription site, but I’ve noticed this site is currently not accepting any subscription … Continue reading

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