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Category Archives: Java

ActiveObjects 0.7 Released

22
Dec
2007

Just in time for the Christmas holidays, I give you ActiveObjects version 0.7!  This release sports a whole slew of minor performance tweaks and bugfixes, providing better reliability.  Also, we’ve greatly increased the number and scope of the unit tests running against the core.  This gives us more confidence that the code is indeed as [...]

Java Needs Map Syntax Sugar

18
Dec
2007

I’ve never been a big fan of useless syntax sugar.  I’ve always thought that the simpler a language is syntactically, the better.  If you think about it, there’s a lot of merit to this sort of viewpoint.  I mean, which of these is easier to read?

public class Test {
public void put(Object [...]

A Wicket API for Google Charts

12
Dec
2007

Google made the headlines last week with their announcement of a brand new API for graphical display of data, supporting several different display types (line, bar, pie, etc).  The API (such as it is) works by taking different parameters as part of a URL and then generating a PNG chart based on the data.  For [...]

Polymorphic Relational Types in ActiveObjects

11
Dec
2007

Remember when I said that ActiveObjects would always attempt to take the simplest approach to any problem, even when it meant eschewing some more esoteric features?  Well, this is probably a bit of an exception.  Polymorphic types are most certainly not simple (at least, not from an ORM design standpoint) and I had to do [...]

You Should Be Excited About Java on Mac

3
Dec
2007

I realize the very last thing I said about Java on the Mac was extremely negative, and I think that still holds.  Apple screwed up, big time.  What I’m talking about is a grass-roots effort to port Sun’s FreeBSD version of Java 6 over to MacOS X.  I’m talking about SoyLatte.
For those of you playing [...]