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Alexander Saint Croix

Alexander Saint Croix is a long-time Open Source Javangelist whose development interests range from rule engineering, aporetics, social relationship and reputation analysis to the attention economy, system theory, advanced testing design and fault tolerant network architectures. He's applied his formal background in writing to sundry publications in the tech sector over the last 5 years. After serving for several years as a training consultant and member of the Innovation Fellows board for the University of Minnesota, he is now one of their Network Analysts and hopes to pursue a formal graduate education in Computer Science.

 

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The OpenEJB developer team has completed the official OpenEJB 3.0 final release, which is their first major release since early January 2008. Congratulations to the developers and to the Apache...

In the last two months, I've come to understand in excruciating detail the various tradeoffs between using generics and enums in my JPA-ready entity library. Most recently, I've been inspired to...

When I first stumbled upon the JSR-275 standard units RI at JScience.org last autumn, I was very impressed with its careful design and eager to use it in my projects. That was before I began...

My friend David Blevins showed me a great trick the other day. I was writing some in-container tests for an EJB/JPA application I'm working on, and needed some power tools to better control the...