Archive for October, 2005

Peerflix: Nice theory, not so great practice

Saturday, October 29th, 2005

I signed up for Peerflix, a new DVD trading service. The idea is you list all the DVDs you own but don’t really watch, as well as all the DVDs you want. Other members do the same, and the service keeps track of how many discs you’ve sent out to other people so you can receive the same number in return (some discs are worth more than others, but that’s the basic idea.) It’s not a loaning service — you give away your DVDs, and you own the ones you receive.

Core Spring Training course, day 4

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

The agenda for day 4 included a more in-depth look at Spring’s AOP facilities, its support for adding JMX management capability to Java classes, and its wrappers for remote object access. There was also a little unexpected extra.