Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Master in Software Engineering

The difference between a software engineer and a computer programmer as similar to the difference between a civil engineer and a carpenter. -- T. Scott Ankrum on comp.software-eng

Only recently, I found out some Universities offer such programs as Master in Software Engineering. The curriculum is definitely interesting for it addresses many skills that are missing in CS education but are essential for man in the trench. I only wish I had time and money to attend such a program.

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Well, if you know what CAPTCHA stands for, you are definitely geekier more geeky than me. A Java implementation is available at http://jcaptcha.sourceforge.net/.

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Friday, April 15, 2005


While reading this, it suddenly hits me that IDEA is really a play at IDE A. Nice.

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Help: do you know what this error message means?

While porting our application to Websphere 6.0 Express, we see following error message.

TRAS0014I: the following exception was logged java.lang.SecurityException: Attempted commit in subordinate
    at com.ibm.ws.Transaction.JTA.UserTransactionImpl.commit(UserTransactionImpl.java:251)
    at net.sf.hibernate.transaction.JTATransaction.commit(JTATransaction.java:55)
If you know what this error message means, please drop me a note. Thanks!

Update (04/14/2005 23:02:10): it looks like the Hibernate version we use doesn't play nicely with Websphere 6.0.

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