I am in the beginning stages of getting familiar with MongoDB as I will be using it in some near future projects. I have been curious about it for a while, particularly since it seems to buck the idea of your standard data constraint requirements. Back in my day (yup, I think that statement qualifies me for being old), my college courses always taught that 3NF (3rd Normal Form) was the only way. Then I started hearing about a new way for certain data scenarios. … [Read more...] about MongoDB addUser Not Working
As a Java web developer I find myself constantly at odds with the face of my applications. I mean, I have no problem doing full stack development. Building up from my database, on through my middle and service layers all go fairly well. I even have no problems implementing functionality on the front end. All of that happens easily enough for me, but my UI/UX skills are still basically at a level I call, “developer design.” This is NOT a good label to be saddled with in a world of minimal … [Read more...] about Goodbye Developer Design
As a java developer, I have a special place in my heart for the Java Date object and it's related utility classes. In a series of posts I am going to exhort the benefits of using the Joda Time library and abandoning the Java date and time objects. From their site, the Joda Project is "...a Java open-source project that seeks to improve core Java functionality." While they have a couple of other projects, the most active appears to be the Joda-Time project where the current version 1.6.1 was … [Read more...] about Java Date API’s vs. Joda Time – What month is it?