Annotations in Java

Annotations were added to the jdk as of release 5.0. Annotations allow us to add additional information to the code without affecting the operation of the code itself. You can read more about annotations here. (more…)

Custom Type Handlers in iBatis

There are times when you need to convert the data being returned in your sql query to match the data type of your variable. (more…)

Retrieving a CLOB in iBatis

When I was but a youngling and the Force was yet to fully develop within me, I had issues calling stored procedures which returned a CLOB. (more…)

How Smartphone Users See Each Other

Some random Friday fun.. How smartphone users see each other

Removing svn subfolders

Subversion is great – but man does it create a lot of subfolders!! Here’s a handy tip for removing all those .svn sub folders in Windows. MS DOS FOR /F "tokens=*' %G IN ('DIR /B /AD /S *.svn*') DO RMDIR /S /Q '%G' 1 FOR /F [...]

Clojure Tutorial

Here’s a good tutorial to get you up to speed with Clojure

Parsing Messages with MessageFormat

So what’s cooler than substituting placeholders with variables? Getting those variables out from a parsed string! Oh yeah! (more…)

Fun With MessageFormat

The java.text.MessageFormat class is one those classes that you need to use at least once during your practice of The Dark Arts. Its purpose is really quite simple. It takes in a bunch of objects, formats them, and then places them into the given pattern in the appropriate places. We will be [...]

Blackberry Chronicles – One Week Later

So it’s been a week since I turned my back on Nokia and entered the shadowy underworld of Blackberry.   (more…)

Blackberry Chronicles – Day 3

Today I continue from where I left off in the first part of this journey down “blueberry lane”   (more…)
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