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Blog Archive for jive during June 2007

Someone pointed me at an interesting new project .... actually an interesting old project in new cloths. The Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler is a little component for the eclipse Open Healthcare Framework. And it includes one feature (out of many) of interest to this discussion: A GIS. Perfect! This is exactly what I want to see happen; GIS as a widget that can be rolled into your...
What a silly situation performance (and benchmarks are) have put us in. As developers we really want to know how well things will perform - even if it is just so we can figure out how much hardware we will need at the end of the day. I first ran into this problem with PostGIS (a set of spatial extensions for the PostgreSQL database). The oracle spatial license does not let you run benchmarks and...