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Blog Archive for jhook during December 2005

With complex enterprise systems, we often times find ourselves with lots of 'flags' or 'types' within our database tables. Utilizing Hibernate's UserType facility, we can handle these types in such a way that will carry extra behavior and information within your domain models. You probably all have them, those VARCHAR(2) or VARCHAR(1) fields in your tables that describe the type or source of the...
A little over a year ago, the JavaServer Faces specification caught my interest. I've always considered myself a 'do it yourself' programmer and went as far as to start my own implementation of the JavaServer Faces specification. I reached a point where I thought I really had something and was left with a few options: contribute to Apache, publish it on my own, or contribute to Sun's reference...