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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during July 2004

Lance Anderson's recent blog " EJB 3.0 Spec is available for Early Draft Review" got me fired up again. My apologies in advance for sounding like a broken record, but I just can't help it. I believe that Sun's EJB 2.0 CMP and JDO FAQ by Mark Hapner and Craig Russell makes a good case for embracing JDO as the standard persistence mechanism for EJB Entity Beans. This excellent FAQ points out...
A few years ago I became the Development Manager for a small InfiniBand software startup. I had been a Team Lead for some time, but this was the first time that I was "the Boss" rather then being the "First among peers". It was a hard transition for me, and I quickly overwhelmed myself and pissed-off my developers by trying to micro-manage them. There is some question as to whether or not...
While browsing the news feeds I came across an interesting article by Esther Dyson on the topic of "Meta-Mail". Perhaps I had heard something about this concept before, but the one advantage of my mid-life-memory is the thrill of discovering new ideas each and every day... but I digress... "Meta-Mail" is Dyson's term for melding business processes and email. Simply put, email needs structure...
Jay Zimmerman brought his travelling road-show "No Fluff Just Stuff" to Austin this past weekend, and it was great fun. If you aren't familiar with these events, imagine a cross between a three day long Java User's Group meeting and a Star Trek Convention and you won't be far off the mark. Attendence is limited to 200, so it's a lot more intimate then an event like BEA eWorld. I'd estimate...
The conceptual goal of this article is to convince component developers that the rules that govern form validation should be embedded in the form definition rather then spread between business and presentation logic. This approach (which I have advocated before) simplifies the mapping between requirements and implementation, and leads to code that is easier to maintain. Forms are first class...