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Blog Archive for malcolmdavis during July 2004

I've looked for the Humble Programmer sometime ago, and all I could find was a used copy on Amazon. You can now download a PDF copy from http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/EWD/ewd03xx/EWD340.PDF Over the last 30 years, many of the themes Dikjkstra talked about have been re-communicated over and over again. For instance, "The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his...
Factory Pattern: Many developers already apply the factory pattern for JDBC connections. The new standard finally applies the pattern, eliminating the need to use the connection manager and some of the code surrounding the connection creation. The connection manager will still exist for backward compatibility. SQL 2003: For the SQL guru’s, the next version will be SQL 2003 compliant...