Data Access Layers

At my previous company we created a “data access layer” above all data access layers.  One guy mainly built and maintained our templates for generating code.  Another guy build complicated views for retrieving and updating data which applied business logic, etc.  The database became a repository for metadata about the system.  From then on, the […]

Java Dates from a n00b point of view

After spotting that seemingly 90% of the methods on the Date class were deprecated, I started getting worried.  Then when new Date().getYear() started giving me odd numbers like 109 instead of 2009.  I started thinking “Wow! Those Sun developers must have been on some strong drugs when they designed this language!” So a bit more […]

Android, Eclipse and Java – First Experiences

After bitching about the lack of good tutorials last time, I found that I’d actually been looking at Android 1.1 tutorials and trying to run them on Android 1.5. Now that 1.5 is out (well, it was released quite a while ago, but I’ve only recently started using it in earnest) I’ve re-read the tutorials […]

Exporting BlogML from Subtext 2.1 and importing BlogML into WordPress 2.7

I currently run by blog using Subtext and I’ve been wanting to test out some features in WordPress for a while.  So naturally I don’t want to lose all of my blog posts and I’m not keen to write a whole bunch of code to read from the one database and write to the other. […]

New toolkit released

[IMHO just lost my blog entry – it posted it, but the contents were blank, so here’s a 2nd attempt]I just read via the Daily Grind that Component Factory have just released the Krypton Toolkit.  Its basically a set of windows forms controls that are written for .Net 2.0 and VS.Net 2005, and best of all they’re […]