What a twist!

Okay, I’ll admit it. When I first saw the commercial for the new M. Night Shyamalan movie Lady in the Water, I, too, felt compelled to say, “What a twist!”  Robot Chicken rules, and not just because it was created by Oz from Buffy, aka Scott Evil, aka Chris Griffin.

On a more serious note, geez, the Hibernate In Action book really is good. I mentioned it in a couple of posts ago, but I had no idea. I remember when I first started looking at Hibernate months ago, I didn’t really like the book. Maybe now I’ve just learned enough to “get it”.

I still get the same feeling that I had when I read Bertram Meyer’s Object Oriented Software Construction — the book comes across as being written by someone almost too arrogant for words, but if you could get past all that, the content was excellent. I still remember Meyer going on for ten pages on how class names should be written with Initial_Caps_Separated_By_Underscores and how that was the only intelligent way to do it. I initially had trouble with the fact that Hibernate book couldn’t stop trying to sell how wonderful the framework is and how theirs is the One True Way(TM) to do ORM. I guess by now I can filter that out.

Oh, and by the way, in the All Star Game this evening, the American League was losing 2-1 with two outs in the top of the ninth. A single, a double, and a triple later it’s 3-2 with Mariano Rivera coming in to close. That’s the first time I can remember looking forward to seeing Rivera come in. He got the save, of course.
Where would the Yankee dynasty have been without Rivera? Where would the Red Sox have been with Rivera?

Maybe now we’ll find out. Our Rivera is named Jonathan Papelbon, despite his blowing the save on Sunday. His ERA skyrocketed all the way up to 0.59. 🙂

About Ken Kousen
I teach software development training courses. I specialize in all areas of Java and XML, from EJB3 to web services to open source projects like Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. Find me on Google+ I am the author of "Making Java Groovy", a Java / Groovy integration book published by Manning in the Fall of 2013, and "Gradle Recipes for Android", published by O'Reilly in 2015.

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