Alternative to SQL

Database alternative, for people just browsing and scanning, I’ll write in staccato. Relational model pretty good, but we need a better implementation of the relational model, SQL, at least the…

Diagram software

Sometimes a diagram says more then a thousands words. That being said, what is good software to draw diagrams? I could quickly draw a diagram on my paper notepad, but…

Internet storage review

A non-profit organization that’s just starting up needed someway to share files and backup files. Mailing files and taking with them USB sticks and using the dvd-writer is a solution,…

Volatile keyword

What does the volatile keyword in Java do? For years I thought the keyword was quite obsolete, synchronization of values between the memory multiple processors seemed quite exotic. Since even…

InfoQ, Tim Bray on the Future of the web

I often view or read the InfoQ, a site with articles on software development, programming. Almost all content they publish is very good. One I just saw was: Tim Bray…

Swing popularity rising

Years ago I developed several Swing application – most of them are still being used now. Later I switched to webapplication using http, javascript and html. I do like thinking…

Frustation on JBoss

For some application I need a notion of ‘shared state’ within a cluster of computers within a network. The software will have to run on JBoss. Yesterday I had successfully…

Devoxx’08

This posting is a translation of the posting on my old weblog Devoxx’08 in Dutch. Of all the presentations that I’ve seen, this is my top: From Concurrent to Parallel…