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Creating a Connection Pool in GlassFish 3.1

Database connection pools are by far the simplest and quickest way to get a database connection from a JEE application. This article describes how to set up a new connection pool in GlassFish 3.1. Version 3.0.x of GlassFish used configuration screens that were very similar but in a slightly different place in the menu.

Joomla Modules and Plugins

Joomla has literally thousands of extensions that add various bits of functionality to a Joomla based website. This article covers those Joomla extensions that I find particularly useful or well put together. You can find these and other extensions are the Joomla Extensions site.

Kubuntu 11.04 Email Package Updates

I’ve just built myself a new ITX based system to use as an integration server (amongst other things) for work. I hit a few bumps along the way so as usual I’ll let you know what they were.

JEE 6 and Dates

I’ve been having some problems with dates recently in the application I’m currently working on. I need to be able to specify a date that indicates when a particular piece of information becomes valid. Sounds simple enough, yes? I thought so until I actually came to try and implement it. The problem I faced stemmed …

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JPA 2 Eager Fetching on a Collection

Quick little JPA 2 issue that I faced today that I’m sure many other people have run into especially when starting out. The problem was and error message such as the one shown below when attempting to display the contents of a Set of other entities in a JSF page

JSF 2.0 Resouce Handling

One of the new features I really like in JSF 2.0 is the resource handling system that has been added. When I first heard about it I wondered why they had bothered but once I’d been using it for a while I realized what a good idea it is.