Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Java Champion and Developer Advocate at Okta.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

This site's performance

This site crashes more than a 16-year old trying to pick up the ladies. You can check out all the errors in my catalina.out (3+ MB) file (snapshot from last night). Mostly OutOfMemory errors causing the issues. I'm going to try and configure jikes to run as my JSP compiler, we'll see if that helps. I'd like to try it locally first (on my Win2K machine), but it looks like I have to compile it with the -encoding option to make it work. Ughhh. Why don't they have an encoding-enabled download!?

Posted in Java at Apr 23 2003, 04:36:28 PM MDT 6 Comments

The University of Miami Job

The good news is that I got an offer for the job at the University of Miami yesterday. The bad news is I didn't take it. The pay was too low (1/2 of what I'm making now) for us to even consider it. Julie's main criteria for moving to Florida is she doesn't want to go back to work. She wants to be a stay-at-home mom for a few years, and I don't blame her. So I had to make the call today and turn it down. It sucked. The folks at U of M seemed like very nice people and (probably) would've been a great team to work with. Oh well, life goes on. Maybe in a few years when Julie is working again. Nothing against U of M, it's their pay structure that needs work. It must be tough to get highly qualified developers with such a low pay scale.

Now Julie and I are questioning the move to Florida. We really want to get out of our house - it's a tri-level and Abbie's going to be crawling soon. So I think we're going to put our house on the market. If I still don't have a gig in Florida by the time we sell it (could take a while) - we'll just buy our next house here. Of course, this plan sounds great to Julie while the weather in Colorado is nice. I'm willing to bet that she'll sing a different tune in October. ;-)

Posted in General at Apr 23 2003, 11:25:28 AM MDT 1 Comment

New Certification Exam from Sun

I got this notification from the Denver JUG mailing list:

The Certification team is in the process of creating a NEW certification exam!

"Sun Certified Business Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition"

This certification is for programmers specializing in leveraging the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EEtm) technologies used to develop server-side components that encapsulate the business logic of an application. Prior to beginning the Sun Certified Business Component Developer program, you must be a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java Platform (any edition).

I'm wondering if a "Business Component Developer" is a fancy name for an EJB Developer? Remember the Web Component Developer (Servlets/JSPs)?

Posted in Java at Apr 23 2003, 10:31:35 AM MDT 1 Comment

Struts + OJB Example at SourceForge

James Mitchell has contributed a modified version of Chuck Cavaness' Beer4All Shopping cart demo to the Struts' SourceForge Project. If you're looking for an example of using OJB with Struts, this is probably your best bet. From the struts-user mailing list:

Ok, just got off the phone with Chuck.  He said he doesn't mind, so here is
the version that I have:

Note - This is a simple webapp and not all the features have been
implemented.  I will continue to improve the codebase over the next few
months, but this is a "use at your own risk" sample application.

To deploy "as is", you will need to configure your database connection
(repository.xml) and create a database (or change the config) called 'ojb'
with a user 'ojb' and password 'ojb'.  Next execute the sql.sql against the
new database to create the necessary data and internal tables (OJB).

Use you best judgment to deploy on your container.  I can help if using
Tomcat, Resin, or JBoss/Tomcat.  Personally, I use JBoss/Tomcat so the
unzipped/exploded war should deploy if you extract it to

Have fun!!!

James Mitchell
Software Developer/Struts Evangelist

BTW, there are quite a few Hibernate example apps (appfuse, hibernate and struts-resume) at the Struts SF project as well.

Posted in Java at Apr 23 2003, 10:22:43 AM MDT Add a Comment