Charles Engelke's Blog

July 28, 2003

Java Data Objects (JDO): What

Filed under: Usha Suryadevara — Charles Engelke @ 9:10 am

Java Data Objects (JDO): What It Is and Why It Matters by Ron
Hitchens, Ronsoft Technologies.

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Looking beyond JDBC by Satya Komatineni, Active Intellect, Inc.

Filed under: Usha Suryadevara — Charles Engelke @ 9:10 am

Programs in Java use JDBC to access data from a database. Such programs using this base level abstraction have multiple issues:
* SQL is directly embedded in the java code,
* The data sources are hard coded into
the java code,
* Connections are explicitly opened and closed by each programmer,
* Cursors and Statements are explicitly managed in the code.

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Applied Ant by Erik Hatcher,eHatcher Solutions, Inc .

Filed under: Usha Suryadevara — Charles Engelke @ 9:10 am

Apache Ant is a Java-based build tool. The session started with Ant is kind of like make. Ant is extended using Java classes. Instead of writing shell commands, the configuration files are XML-based, calling out a target tree where various tasks get executed. Each task is run by an object that implements a particular Task interface.

Ant has been awarded the Java Pro 2003 Readers’ Choice Award for Most Valuable Java Deployment Technology. However, it can also be used for other
technologies like XML, web services and web applications.

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Automated Testing of Large Projects

Filed under: Usha Suryadevara — Charles Engelke @ 9:10 am

Automated Testing of Large Projects with Perl
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by Andy Lester

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