Eric Handbury

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For me, its a no-brainer... use Interbase (or Firebird).
Its an industry-strength DBMS with transactions, stored procedures, triggers, events, etc. Everything you need for your data with very little maintenance required. I use it for my web-site, my telephony/realtime apps, and standard Windows client/server stuff.
I've tried mySQL. It's good... a little slow if your database has lots of writes (good for reads though). But I changed to Interbase and will never look back. Having stored procedures makes a world of difference.
Best of all, its free and runs on Linux/Solaris/Windows.
Eric.
17 years ago
I can't think of a worse language for CGI than C/C++. A fork and library-load on every call, plus the traditional absymal string handling of C/C++ makes it a terrible language for the web.
I think you should investigate why you are being forced to use C++ for this project first.
Eric.
17 years ago
I wrote a java program that recursively goes through sub-directories deleting files of a user-defined suffix. I use it to clear out old .class files. I can send it to you if you post your e-mail address.
Eric.
17 years ago
Herve,
Excellent answer, but in my opinion, a little too excellent.
IMO, The question posed by Kodo falls into the 'please help me pass my assignment'-type question. And these types of questions do us all a disservice because we all get the answers the easy way.
What Kodo should do is to design his solution using both CMP and DAO and see the differences/problems himself. Then he can make an informed decision as to which one to use. This is what an architect in the real world does.
We all know that doing the research ourselves pays off in the end because we learn so much more than if someone just gives us the answer. The object of the SJEA assignment is not to pass... it is to learn J2EE sufficient enough to pass. And there's a BIG difference.
My $0.02. Eric.
If you are interested in volunteer projects, why don't you look at http://jakarta.apache.org.
There's about 15 important Java projects which all need volunteers.
Eric.
17 years ago
Hello,
Is there any website out there that has exercises whereby they describe a coding requirement and we design a pattern-based solution for it?
Would be nice if the most appropriate solution was posted to check our answers.
Thanks. Eric.
Hello,
I passed with a 71% yesterday. I think the major areas of the test were language, I/O, and threads. AWT played a lesser role than I thought (thankfully!).
I feel good about passing since 3 weeks ago I had never written a Java program program before, although I come from a C++ background.
I studied by buying the Boone book, which I felt was the worst edited technical book I've ever seen... tons of mistakes. I did alot of mock exams, and wrote alot of example code myself. I would do the mock exams, and then would write a small program to really learn why I got a particular question wrong.
I won't take the scjd exam since I feel there is a real confusion between the programmer and developer certifications, and that most employers wouldn't know the difference between the 2. I am now going to go for the sceja, which is my real goal (since I am an architect by profession).
Anyway, good luck to you all in your upcoming exams. Believe me, it feels good to pass, so work hard! Eric.
17 years ago
Hello,
Is there any software out there that generates both the client and server code for sockeets, CORBA, RMI, etc?
It would allow you to customize the code based on some options, and then it would generate the correct code.
Just interested... Thanks. Eric.