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Category Archives: Java

In Search of a Better Build System

26
Nov
2007

There’s a consistent problem with developing applications of any reasonable size, a problem which has dated back even before the early days of C.  The problem is that any application of significance will be composed of several source files.  In fact, reasonable applications are often found to be composed of thousands if not hundreds of [...]

Table Inheritance with ActiveObjects

19
Nov
2007

The main obstacle in building an ORM is deciding how to map between a class hierarchy and a database table set.  While this may seem fairly clear cut in many situations, it’s unfortunately not so easy once you get into more complex issues like inheritance.
At a basic level, tables are classes.  It makes sense, right?  [...]

Thoughts on jPersist

15
Nov
2007

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Wide World of Pool Providers: Side-by-Side Comparison

13
Nov
2007

It seems that for any conceivable functionality in Java, there exist a myriad of frameworks which accomplish the task in more-or-less the same way.  ORMs for example; I can count five different Java ORMs without even trying, and I’m sure that number would expand exponentially if I actually sat down and used Google to get [...]

Introductory Fuse Article

8
Nov
2007

So I sat down this week with the intention of writing a post about Fuse, the resource injection framework I worked on with Romain Guy.  I wanted to get into some of the best-practices of the framework, touching on how it can be applied to a real-world application.  To that end, I started out writing [...]