Tag Archives: Java platform

You Know a JDBC Driver Sucks When…

…you’re tempted to contact the database vendor providing the driver and open yet another ticket because you think this method in said driver returns an incorrect value: public boolean jdbcCompliant() { return true; } Although this one might be a … Continue reading

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C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby

I tend to be someone who is more pragmatic about using the right tool for the job rather than being language agnostic, so I found this overview on C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby (via Jake) to be an … Continue reading

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List Of Languages That Compile To the Java Virtual Machine

I was chatting with a former co-worker of mine over IM, and he mentioned hearing that more languages compile to the Java Virtual Machine than the .NET CLR on a podcast. I was kind of surprised to hear this, so … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting “Invalid cast exception for WDDX recordset” in ColdFusion MX 7

Over the past few working days I’ve been making some minor enhancements / bug fixes to a reporting product currently in beta. Said product at a 50,000 foot view basically compiles a report into a massive structure which I then … Continue reading

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CFEclipse Gaining Popularity

It seems that CFEclipse is getting pretty popular– the latest nightly build nightly builds have already been downloaded over 5,100 times which is pretty impressive to me. I’ve been using it for around a year now and it certainly makes … Continue reading

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Getting FTP to Work with Ant in Eclipse

I never seem to remember what I need to install to get the optional <ftp> task in Ant working when it’s time to blow away Eclipse and start a fresh install. Here is the basic information you need to get … Continue reading

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JDBC Problems: “String Index Out of Range” Error

This afternoon I’ve been checking out some JDBC drivers from one of our database vendors, and once I finally got them working in ColdFusion MX, I kept getting a “String index out of range” error, even on very simple queries. … Continue reading

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