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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during April 2004

I fear that most programmers (myself included) usually think of the word "legacy" as something bad, as in the following article: Do your customers have legacy COBOL applications written around the time King Nebuchadnezzar II built the Hanging Gardens of Babylon? Legacy doesn't have to be a bad word, as is seen in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: leg•a...
One of the first tasks that I performed for my employer was to diagnose and resolve a several minutes long CPU spike on the database server for one of our J2EE applications. All of our servers were well monitored, and without much ado we were able to pin the spike on a specific use case. As it turns out, the culprit was a use case for exporting Loan Application records from our company to a...
Mention JSPs positively in a blog and you will undoubtably get flamed. Encourage colleagues to use Entity Beans and you may never be taken seriously again. JDO was crippled for many by the lack of a standard for O/R mapping. EJBQL, and JDOQL lacked the functionality that many legacy RDBMS schemas demanded. These are just a few of the "standard" features of Java that are reviled by ardent...