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Zarar Siddiqi

Zarar Siddiqi is an analyst for the University of Toronto. His work involves software design and development and he specializes in client/server and internet applications. His other IT interests include MVC frameworks, .NET, web services and SQL. He originally hails from Kashmir and currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

 

Articles

The AJAX developer faces a series of challenges in his or her work: not just on the client or server side, but also in combining the two. Zarar Siddiqi suggests one combination that solves a lot of problems: using the Dojo JavaScript library and the JSON library for converting Java objects to and...
WebWork is a web application framework designed for simplicity and productivity. In this introduction, Zarar Siddiqi introduces the options for validating web forms in WebWork, including using its built-in validators and defining your own.
Want to know what's going on with your web application, in a more sophisticated way than just "tail"-ing a log file? By instrumenting your web app to work with JMX, you can use a number of tools to interact with the running application. Zarar Siddiqi shows how this can be accomplished.

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The problem at hand is that EclipseLink (great project lead by James Sutherland) does not use a query cache when dealing with ReadAll...

That’s supposed to be a rhetorical question, of course they’re dead. They died a long time ago when it dawned on us that they were nothing but untestable, overweight slobs that only ever...

Sure there was fluff, fluff is everywhere and TSS Java Symposium was no different. But in the end there were more code examples than SOA hand-waving and even when the so-called SOA gurus went...

The people I work for have rewarded my countless hours of hard labor by approving my application to go to TheServerSide.com's Java Symposium. This comes a year after I attended JavaOne in San...

So you want to migrate to Maven because somebody told you it's the greatest build system around?

A sick feeling encompasses my soul, a wretched sickness comes over me as I sit there staring at this violation of even the simplest of courtesies. I examine it closely and sure enough, it is...

I try not to complain about lack of documentation. So in this blog entry, I'll show how simple it is to pass in arbitrary data from JSP pages to ...

So I found myself wanting to know if I could print the enclosing method of the current line of code being executed. A quick look at the reflection API didn't yield much. A little reflective...

Although I've been a core developer for a significant part of my career, I do often come in contact with the business-types who drone on about requirements while the eager-to-please IT shop keeps...