Dan Silva

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Recent posts by Dan Silva

Hi all,

I'm a Java developer, and am looking to relocate from SLC to somewhere like Dallas. I have about a year and half experience developing, and would like to get out of the SLC market. Are there any suggestions of how to do this? I don't want to move without a job first. But, is there a good process that is tried and tested?

P.S. I have a family to support, so I can't just up and move without a job first.
11 years ago
Getting certified was how I got into the field. I have a bacehlor's degree in Anthropology, but couldn't find work and found that developing software was fun and very rewarding. After I got certified, I put my resume on Dice and Monster and that was that. I got a few calls and took the first job that I was fully offered. I find that some employers really like the SCJP, because we're usually self-taught people and can therefore learn on our own new technology without having to go to a class. On the other hand, other employers view this as cheating and not a well-rounded approach to learning programming. It worked for me, so I say that your chances are really good at getting a good position. If you have a good score, I recommend bringing that to the interviews. Also, I really recommend learning HTML, CSS, and Javascript, and especially JSP and servlets. The more you know about Java's web frameworks, the more you'll impress.
11 years ago
I'm trying to convert my .pem file (my certificate) into an RSAPrivateKey object. I've been researching frantically, but I can't find a solution. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
11 years ago
Hi,

My new place of employment uses glassfish. I'm used to Tomcat, so I was wondering if there's a way to make the JSP's recompile at runtime like in Tomcat (saving the jsp, then just hitting refresh).

Thanks,
11 years ago
Hi all,
I'm really trying to get a good hold on CSS, and I was wondering if there's a definitive book that will really help me understand CSS. Thanks.
[ December 23, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
Hi all,

I was looking at ApacheBench, and some people categorize it as a load tester, but I wasn't sure about this. Any comments?
11 years ago
Hi,

I'm using WATIJ, and I was wondering if there are any books/in-depth documentation that I could use to get more familiar with how to use it to its fullest.

Thanks
11 years ago
Is there a good open source for load testing?

Thanks
11 years ago
Hi all,
I'm being put in charge of automated testing for our web-based J2EE application, and I'm looking at some open source stuff for it. Has anyone use JMeter, and if you have, is it comparable to Load Runner? Thanks.
11 years ago
1 year professional experience
SCJP in Java 1.5
Currently looking for better wage and warmer climate (currently reside in UT).
American Citizen
Able to get security clearance

Thanks,
11 years ago
I've been going through the HF book, and they seem pretty upset about scriptlets being used in a JSP. What are the reasons that this is considered a big no-no? It seems like I can get more functionality out of scriptlets than I can out of beans/tags.

Thanks,
11 years ago
JSP
I'm using Java 1.4, and I need to parse some numbers for some jUnit testing, but some aren't numbers, so it throws a NumberFormatException. Is there any way that I can find out if isNaN without putting a try/catch block in?
Thanks.
11 years ago
Thanks so much! My business people are very happy with the documentation.
12 years ago
I write financial planning software that is purchased by tons of different clients, some of which have Oracle as their functioning databases. Some have Oracle 9 and some have Oracle 10. I'm finding that the 9 driver (the 1.4 .jar) is holding us back with some of our functionality. I've heard that we can use a 10 driver with a 9 database. Is that true?

Thanks.
12 years ago
I keep getting this error, and therefore I can't get it to save to the DB. I'm using oracle 10 and Java 1.4 and I also switched the type of the variable to a CLOB. Please tell me if there's a solution; I've been searching on the internet for weeks!
12 years ago