I am working on a Java client application to accompany a textbook. It
allows students to check their programming assignments before they turn
them in. After a few days of hacking, I was ready to show it to my editor.
No big deal, I thought. I'll just zip it up and tell him to unzip and
run it. Open a command shell and run
Whatever happened to "railroad diagrams" like this one?
JPA is the new object-relational mapping standard that you can use in
EJB3 or in standalone applications. For the most part, it is phenomenally
easy to use. But ever so often, you get a query from a developer such as
Readers of my blog know about
href="http://www.nikhilk.net/Personas.aspx">Elvis, the Microsoft
persona of the programmer who is neither Einstein nor the
point-and-click/drag-and-drop "just give me a wizard" Mort. Elvis wants to
use EJB 3 because the annotations make it easy, but he is a bit taken
aback by the jargon.
It's summer again, people have more time on their hand, and they think
about switching operating systems:
style="float:left;padding-right:1ex" />As any mad scientist would do, just
to prove that it can be done, I decided to build Mustang on my shiny new
Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake" system.
start a href="http://java.sun.com/products/persistence/docs.html">JPA client
application, tutorials such as href="https://glassfish.dev.java.net/javaee5/persistence/persistence-example.html">this
one tell you to use this mysterious incantation on the
Several years ago, I switched from Emacs to Eclipse. It was a bit
painful at first, but Eclipse had two killer features that, once I
discovered them, I could not live without.