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  • Blog Post: JDBC: When Good Prepared Statements go Bad

    I've been doing some performance comparisons of JDBC from Java with ADO.Net from Dot.net. One key thing that jumps out at me is JDBC tends to make more use of prepared statement, even to the point of abusing the poor thing.  I see some mid-tier manufacturer making bland claims like "Our SQL...
  • Blog Post: Providing Feedback on the Microsoft JDBC Driver

    Thanks to everyone who was the the first Irish Java Developers Conferance ( http://ijtc.firstport.ie ). Hopefully there will be a repeat performance next year. Many people were surprised to see Microsoft at the event, I guess this is a sign of the times with software becoming more cross platform. Most...
  • Blog Post: Fog Creek Comes to Dublin

    There's a great guest speaker coming to the IJTC (Joel Spolsky) who must be one of the most famous bloggers full stop. He wil be delivering the Key Notes for the IJTC event starting on the 8th. Even better there a raffle for a champagne reception with Joel nat 30,000 ft over the Irish Sea on route...
  • Blog Post: The Irish Java Technologies Conference

    The Irish Java Technologies Conference is running in Parnell Cinemas from wed 7th Nov to Fri 9th November. There is some pretty heavy hitting speakers on all things to do with Java, and the venue is excellent - beer, snacks comfy chairs and you can maybe sneak in to a movie... http://ijtc.firstport...
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