davidsalter.uk - Thoughts on Java, Web Development, and anything to do with braces {}.


  • Log4j vs Java 1.4 Logging - Is there a difference?

    In the past, whenever I’ve done logging within a project, I’ve used log4j as my preferred logging package. This has been primarily for historical reasons as I started developing with Java before the JDK 1.4 logging package was available.

  • Using Spring for J2EE apps

    There’s an interesting thread going on over at The Server Side based upon a comment made by Ugo Cei – “I seriously wonder why anyone would want to develop anything substantial in Java nowadays without using Spring “.

  • SQL Server - The Best Database in the World

    OK, that’s maybe overstating it a bit, but I do think that the tools that come with SQL Server are very developer friendly. Take, for instance, the SQL Profiler. I find that this is particularly useful when writing any code that accesses databases, or for diagnosing database problems.

  • Upgrading Fedora Core

    I’ve just upgraded one of my development machines from running Fedora Core 1 to Fedora Core 2 using yum.

  • Ruby Envy

    It’s posts like this that make me want to start programming in Ruby instead of Java.