July 9, 2010

Apache Cayenne 3 Delivers New Features for Java ORM

The Apache Foundation has released a new update for Cayenne, its open source Java framework. Key updates in Cayenne 3.0 include object relational mapping (ORM), improved concurrency, faster paginated query and caching enhancements available through Pluggable Query Cache. The next version of Cayenne, 3.1, will focus on customization improvements and

10 Ways Curated App Stores Undermine Developers

A new report from Forrester says that Apple’s App Store marks the advent of a new relationship between tech vendors and consumers, which they call “curated computing.” In curated computing “choice is constrained to deliver more relevant, less complex experiences,” the report explains. While Forrester believes that curated computing helps

Users Say the Darnedest Things

During the testing phase, some user comments are simply staggering, such as the user who “never would have guessed” that she should click the Search button in order to perform a search. However, most often user testing reveals problems that make more work for the developer. This additional work, coupled

Useful UML Modeling: UML’s Double-Edged Sword

(Editor’s Note: The goal of this multi-part series is to get back to basics and help make modeling more practical and useful for you. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been around formally for more than a decade. The UML superstructure specification is more than 700 pages long and quite