DCI (Data Context Interaction) is a new way to look at object
oriented programming. If you’d like to read some theory to see the
difference between DCI and traditional OOP there is a nice article
This is a guest post by Michael Smith: Michael Smith is a TopDown Consulting solutions architect. Michael has over 20 years experience in the BI/DW and Performance Management space. He brings deep, cross-industry experience in the areas of Business...
This morning I was notified of an article about the download rate of IE9
by Ryan Gavin, Senior Director, Internet Explorer Business and
Marketing. I had to check the date to see that it wasn’t an April Fool’s
joke; alas, it wasn’t, so here’s my...
I'm starting up new little series entitled "Holy Crap, I'm a Mobile
Developer." The idea is that somewhere along the way I developed the
ability to build applications for mobile devices, specifically Android.
Sadly I can't take any credit for...
Are you still considering rolling out a major Enterprise Service Bus
(ESB) stack — you know, the kind that involves a massive initial
investment and takes 8+ months to deploy? This wasteful approach was a
major factor in doomed corporate SOA initiatives...
I have been using Jasper Reports for a while and an interesting
senario came to light. This is to do with fields been truncated on linux
systems when the report is generated.
For example if we generate a csv file and in the report we have a field as follows:
We are all looking forward to the new NetBeans 7.0 release which should
come out in a few weeks. And the more excitement grows the more people
start asking questions about if it's suitable for enterprise development
Prolog is the 3rd language covered in Bruce Tate's Seven Languages in Seven Weeks,
and is a declarative, rather than imperative, language. Prolog is not
new, of course (1972), but I have to admit this is the first time I've
taken a look at it.
Are you enough with java.util.Date and Calendar? Is relatively hard to
use and does not satisfy your “hunger” for time control? If the answer
is “yes”, then it is time to take a closer look to JSR 310 which is a
set of classes for Java 7 which are...
Hi, how you doing? Your day going okay? Cool. I'm not looking to
fight you. It got a little heated on Twitter. I know our community is
passionate; sometimes that "passion" becomes "an angry mob of flame warriors."
You think bad...
The other day, Michael Coté asked me where Apache Lucene and Solr fit in with the NoSQL movement (having heard about the Guardian’s
use of Solr), to which I replied: I haven’t used SQL in any
significant way since I started using Lucene in 2004 (and...
Found a neat open source tool for building Solr clusters on Google Code today. The Anuenue wrapper is a pretty young project, but the documentation is coming together nicely. They just added a robust configuration guide to complement their Quick Start...
Typically, it was about a week’s planning before I got to
attend the IndicThreads conference.
I didn’t know that the conference was taking place on Friday until I got
an invite by Harshad Oak through LinkedIn. I took permission from my authorities at...
Now here is a definition of “NoSQL” that I can agree with:
A very interesting write-up with one little oversight: you’re wrong.
I am part of a large program to write a NoSQL database for military
applications. It’s not a backlash against paying...