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  • Programming for multi-core performance - in Java?

    Performance is a huge concern when writing any Java code, especially since many still do not realize the benefits of coding to a hotspot vm and believe Java to be a "slower" language than something like C/C++. As someone with a hardware background, I frequently hear that faster computers are the...
    April 11, 2008
  • New NASA Website - nasascience.nasa.gov/ !

    Ok, I know this is a data access blog, but I'm a geek. A real big uber geek and I love outer space. Therefore I was really excited to come across NASA's new website today! Here's the link:

    April 11, 2008
  • SOA on ACID

    Tony Baer reported a recent IBM event where Steve Mills talked about how the next stage for SOA was to add ACID reliability and fault tolerance to it.  Am I the only one that doesn't understand this?

    If IBM really means ACID (as in formal database-type transactions), then maybe they...

    April 10, 2008
  • JDBC 4.1 BoF at JavaOne 2008!

    Just a quick note to say that the JDBC Expert Group (of which I'm unashamedly a part) will be having a Birds of a Feather session on Tuesday night at this year's JavaOne conference! Please drop by and let us know if you have any input on what we're considering and working on for the upcoming JDBC 4.1...

    April 09, 2008
  • Extreme Volatility

    Based on the title, this post can be about either:

    1. The stock market
    2. My personality

    Obviously, there are two different audiences that might be addressed here. What's needed is more context around the description above to decide whether this post is actionable or...

    April 09, 2008
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