Mandatory Programming Education

I recently read this article at InfoWorld which discusses the idea of requiring students at the middle or high school level to learn how to program. The author, Neil McAllister, cites the increasing need for basic computer literacy in our technology-dependent world. While I agree that computer literacy is of critical importance today, I don't [...]

By |2017-02-21T14:02:14-04:00October 6th, 2008|Programming|0 Comments

Caching Object Data with Time Stamps

When you build an application backed by a database, one of the things you want to minimize is the amount of data transfer between the application and the database. There are, of course, two types of data transfer: the application retrieving data from the database, and the application sending data to the database. In this [...]

By |2017-02-21T14:02:32-04:00September 18th, 2008|Programming|0 Comments