Is NoSQL The SQL Sequel?

Lou Mauget Databases, Development Technology, Opinion 8 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.“Can’t we all just get along?”  I assert that the explosion of so-called NoSQL database management systems (DBMS) is not displacing the well-known relational DBMS (RDBMS) that we love and admire. There …

Software for Schools: We Can Do Better

John Boardman Opinion, Programming 21 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 8 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Introduction: This blog is about a subject that seems to be very much ignored. As my children progress through their schools I have noticed over and over the frustration of trying to …

Implementing .equals

Brad Mongar Java, Opinion 6 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 9 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.Scenario You are working on a project and you have two objects. You want to know if, according to the business, they are the same item. So you call .equals. It returns …