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Blog Archive for fabriziogiudici during April 2008

Now the scoop is not that we had to wait 1.5 years before it to be available, but the fact that it only supports 64bit Intel processors. No support for 32bit, no support for PPC. Yeah, PPC is dead, but how many existing installations exist with PPC and 32 bit Intel? And how long you'll have to wait before there's a decent percentage of 64bit installations so you can put it as a requirement for...
As a follow-up of my previous post, I've cleaned up my benchmark code (the log files have been reduced in size from 40MB to 800kB, some bugs have been fixed and the UUID strategy has been chosen for generating primary keys in the database, thus reducing contention chances with multiple threads). At this point the impact of logging should be neglectable, thus the comparison makes more sense (if...
I'm posting some results from my latest benchmarks on the Metadata facility of blueMarine - take them with half a pinch of salt, since I've checked them but not double-checked, sorry but I have just a little time in these days. They gave some little surprise to me. In short, the test takes about 160 photos and imports all the metadata into a Derby database (details for reproducing it below). In...
After fighting with some showstoppers in the NetBeans Profiler (involving RCP projects) and finding a decent workaround, I've started the tuning of the Metadata facility for blueMarine. I've already done tuning in the past, of course, but I have always had some frustration in how I easily lost the traceability of the thing. I'm giving an example: a few days a go I ran the profiler and got some...
Adobe has just announced that it will be impossible to have the next Photoshop to support 64 bits on Mac OS X systems. The reason is that Apple notified, the past June, that it won't support 64 bits for Carbon, so Adobe has to rewrite it on Cocoa and this would affect about one million (!) LOCs. While in the past Java has had big troubles for supporting the desktop, and nowadays still a few...
Today Jazoon '08 has published the final program and I don't see my proposal there, so I've not been selected. Usual business in the conference world, sometimes you get accepted and sometimes not - it's only strange that I didn't receive any personal notification about that, it must have been lost somewhere. In any case, the proposed paper was named "blueMarine goes semantic" and - you get it -...
Well, this is the sound opinion of a person who has been using it for years. There's no history: Eclipse is just the best tool of its class. I've tried some alternatives, but nothing allowed me to operate quickly and having such a clean result as Eclipse did. Just nothing. And if you're in pain, trying to deliver when operating in the field, maybe in a problematic environment, Eclipse just gets...