Monthly Archives: October 2004

Hibernate and Middlegen

I had a chance to play with Hibernate and Middlegen this afternoon for a few hours in preparation for doing a Hibernate workshop with some programmers at work. My preference has always been to design my database schema and then … Continue reading

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Expert One-on-One J2EE Development without EJB

Just finished Rod Johnson’s excellent and very accessible book Expert One-on-One J2EE Development without EJB. What I think this book does best is provide one with a good introduction and overview of: IoC containers MVC frameworks OR Mapping Unit testing … Continue reading

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Testing with multiple versions of Internet Explorer on one PC

I hate having to test a site on multiple versions of Internet Explorer, not to mention my general dislike for IE as a browser. Anyhow, up until today, I’ve known which machines in our office have older versions of IE … Continue reading

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Spring versus Hivemind

I found this very informative thread over on the serverside with the authors of Hivemind and Spring discussing the differences in their approaches. Scroll down past the hivemind announcement for the juicy stuff: http://www.theserverside.com/news/thread.tss?thread_id=28937 I would sum up the differences … Continue reading

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Google Adsense and form method Get helps identify bad code

Every good web programmer knows the tradeoff of a GET versus a POST request. If you want a user to be able to bookmark a page that takes parameters the GET request is the way to go. If it’s a … Continue reading

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