What a way to enter the All Star break…
19 innings and an L. Papelbon blows the save by giving up a homer with two outs in the 9th. They score two runs in the 11th, only to give them back in the bottom half of the inning, missing a major baserunning error in the process. They almost made that double play to get…
EJB’s in RAD6
This week I’m back in Westborough, MA, teaching EJB’s in RAD6. EJB’s have a rather nasty learning curve. Here that’s made worse by the fact that the students only have the previous two training classes as experience. (This is the same group I taught Intro Java in May and Servlets and JSP’s in June. The…
At least one Hibernate resolution
Okay, one of the issues I identified is my fault. I can use JavaBeans that don’t have id fields as long as I leave the “name” attribute out of the <id> element in the mapping document. The reason I was throwing an exception is that I was still using the same test cases from before,…
Hibernate is proving to be a bit more challenging than I originally anticipated. The toy problems seem to work just fine, but I have a real (if very small) database schema and a real (if very small) set of Java classes mapped to them already. Trying to insert Hibernate in between is providing a lot…
I received an email yesterday and a blog comment earlier from a nice person at MyEclipse. That's notable for a couple of reasons. First, that's the first person to actually leave a comment on my blog here. 🙂 That in itself is pretty cool. Second, that contact is entirely consistent with what I've come to…
Philadelphia and Fun with RAD6
Back to Philly this week, doing servlets and JSPs with RAD6. At least they remembered to install RAD6 this time. Last week they didn't, and it took four hours to download and install the product. I might even try running the updater and see what happens. In the meantime, it's Hibernate some more. I'm going…
This week I've been in Westborough, MA again, teaching a servlets and JSP course. The materials are, shall we say, dated, even though they've been revised to use RAD6. The rest of the time, however, I've been digging into Hibernate. I'll post more later, but I'm going through my list of challenges as I travel…
Quick Red Sox comment
When I grow up, I want to be Kevis Youkilis.
Ajax (another try)
Since my previous post vanished into the ether, I'll try to regenerate it. Grr again. I spent this week developing Ajax materials for a client. They asked me to put together a half-day of materials, including PowerPoint slides and a lab. This request had a few elements in its favor: I really like this client…
I just wrote a long, thorough post on my Ajax materials development this week and it vanished when I tried to save it. Grrrrrrr.