Handling Environments in Java EE Projects

August 7, 2012

Web applications in Java EE (and even SE) have many components from MDB configuration to JMS configuration to Servlet configuration to JPA/database configuration. Each of these components has their own methodology of configuration. Further, some are easier to manage than others. The reason this is important is when it comes to managing your environments from […]

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jQuery Mobile, Grails, GAE, Oh My!

June 19, 2011

I recently decided to sit down and play with jQuery Mobile and absolutely fell in love with it. I’ve been designing web applications for years, but the pure simplicity in jQuery Mobile is absolutely amazing. The one part I’ve never been good at is graphics with respect to web design. jQuery Mobile removes that requirement […]


Using “use index” With Hibernate/MySQL

October 7, 2009

MySQL has the notion of specifying a specific index to use when invoking queries in order to override the default provided by MySQL. Typically, MySQL selects the most optimized index based on the query. However, in some cases, it fails to pick properly reducing performance. In those cases, you need to use the keyword “use […]


Eclipse Galileo (3.5) Released – My Favorite Features

June 24, 2009

Eclipse Galileo has officially been released and with it comes multitudes of changes. Below are my favorites from the Platform, JDT, and Web Tools projects. For more information, including screenshots, see: http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/downloads/drops/R-3.5-200906111540/eclipse-news.html http://www.eclipse.org/webtools/releases/3.1.0/newandnoteworthy/index.php Mac OSX Builds Use Cocoa and Sheets The platform now uses native cocoa-build SWT widgets, rather than the obsolete Carbon. This brings […]

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