First Experiences With Windows 8

John Boardman Opinion, Programming 3 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 12 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated. Please keep that in mind as you read the post.This is a departure from many of the other Keyhole blogs, in that it deals with system software and hardware. However, make sure to keep reading. 🙂 I have built hundreds of …

Is NoSQL The SQL Sequel?

Lou Mauget Databases, Development Technologies, Opinion 8 Comments

Attention: The following article was published over 12 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated.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Attention: The following article was published over 12 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated.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Attention: The following article was published over 13 years ago, and the information provided may be aged or outdated.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 …