Now we know what is going on when we move our mouse arrow around. A genius Japanese computer programmer has built a magnifying glass web page so we can see for ourselves. Poor fellas...
JPA is generally easier than JDBC, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have "interesting" details and complexity.
Michael Bouschen provides some very useful information in the area of SELECT statements and their return types.
I'm working with a team that is working on providing tooling in NetBeans that lets you map database entities to REST resources. At first blush it looks like a very nice, simple mapping. REST is about resources.
On one of my walks through Berkeley (the bumper sticker capital of the world) I encountered this bumper sticker:
alt="Keep Derby Open: Multi-Use Fields Now"
That seems very strange - having a single field with multiple uses goes completely against the relational model. And how does that keep Derby open?
I just returned from a week in Mexico, a wonderful time with my family where
we lived very simply - food, rest, physical fun. No TV, no movies, no
cell phones, no computers. Bright sunshine, beautiful beaches, very
friendly people wherever we went.
Then I came home to San Francisco and straight to the
Web 2.0 Expo.
I am working on a blog entry about Sun SPOTs. I had gotten about ten minutes into it when BAM Firefox crashed.
I restarted Firefox. I recently upgraded to 2.0, so it asked me if I wanted to restore my old session. Sure, I said. Was I surprised to find out that not only did it bring up my blog entry page, but it also remembered *every word* I had typed before the crash. Wow.
Last month was a miserable month for me in terms of my working environment. I like to work at cafes, and one day I got up, tripped over my power cord, and pulled my entire laptop down BANG upon a nice hard cement floor.
Heads turned, sharp inturns of breath all around.
This just in: a new podcast/videocast from Sun Developer Network where Simon Phipps is interviewing all my old buds (Josh Berkus, Francois Orsini, Rick Hillegas) from Sun's Database Technology Group talk about Sun and open source databases. Check it out!
I just heard the news that NetBeans wins the JOLT Award for Best Development Environment (see Section 7). Given that I work on NetBeans, this is super cool. I'd like to know why it won, but that doesn't seem to be available.
My goal (vision?