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I have moved to a new domain name for my blogs. This was necessary when I could not find a way to sever the connection with www.sys-con.com. A few years ago I agreed to have my blog articles reposted on their web site. They promised a small cut on any advertising shown on my pages on their site. The number of visits is impressive, over 136,000, yet I cannot detect any money having come from them into my Adsense account. I suspect that the number is wildly inflated. If you are an editor from sys-con then could you tell me how to end our relationship. ... (more)

Is Eclipse Faster than NetBeans? By @OmniProf | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Is Eclipse Faster than Netbeans for Arquillian Testing on a Remote GlassFish Server? Part 2 While putting my test code up on GitHub and writing the readme.md, I ran my NetBeans test code on my 2011 early MacBook Pro. To my surprise the times for both embedded and remote testing were between 25 and 35 seconds. My original blog was based on working on a much much faster Windows 8.1 system that took 16 seconds for embedded but 100 seconds for remote. So I guess we blame: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Java on Windows You can download the Eclipse version of the code at: https://github.com/o... (more)

Upgrading to Windows 7 – Part One

It is now one week since I upgraded my primary desktop system to Windows 7. I had been an early adopter of Vista and had a number of problems, even an occasional BSOD in the early days. I delayed putting Vista on my school computer because it did not support Novell which is used at Dawson College where I teach. Today I upgraded my school computer and I am fully integrated into the Novell structure. Here is the what and why of what I did, part one. My department at Dawson College subscribes to a program at Microsoft called the MSDNAA that is a subset of the MSDN subscription progra... (more)

A New Instance of GlassFish in NetBeans By @OmniProf | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Performing this task will resolve a problem that occurs when using NetBeans to configure a JDBC Connection Pool and JDBC Resource for GlassFish. The default installation of NetBeans and GlassFish results in the naming of the JDBC configuration file as sun-resources.xml when it should be named glassfish-resources.xml. This is a Windows only problem. The first step is to install NetBeans if you have not already done so. I recommend the Java EE version. Download and install. All the defaults during install are acceptable. Install GlassFish but it is not necessary to install Tomcat.... (more)

Translating the NetBeans Generated JPA Controller | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

The NetBeans New File wizards greatly simplify writing boilerplate code. One specific instance is the creation of JPA Controller Classes from an Entity Classes. The class file, or files, written for you will contain all the basic methods of JPA for CRUD operations on the entity or entities that you have. The only small issue is that this class is written for a standalone environment such as what you would find in an environment that does not support Context Dependency Injection. To use this class in a GlassFish environment or other container we have to make some minor changes. W... (more)