Archive for the 'Java' Category

Eclipse, Database Explorer

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Installing the Web Standard Tools update worked, and gave me the Database Explorer pane. I downloaded the JDBC driver for SQL Server 2000 and then got to the dialog in Eclipse where I need to configure it. Eclipse tries hard to provide defaults for things in most places, but here it fails.  I’m asked to […]

Installing Eclipse Database Support, Failure

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

The first problem I’ve been running into has nothing really to do with Eclipse, other than that it’s not handling a common failure very well. To use Eclipse to browse my database, I need to install a plugin – I’m not sure which plugin exactly, but I know at work I have Eclipse with all […]

Converting from Community Server to WordPress

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I’m going to switch from Community Server to something else.  At this point, it looks like it’s probably WordPress. I’ve been looking for a project I can use to familiarize myself with the nuts and bolts of Java development, so migrating my blog content will be my project. As part of a different project, I’ve also […]

Learning J2EE

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

I’ve been working on becoming a Java guy. Maybe not a 100% Pure Java guy, but a guy who’s at least familiar with Java and all that means today. J2EE is impressive in scope. I’m going through Sun’s J2EE 1.4 Tutorial and learning a lot from it. I had an unpleasant weekend trying to work […]