Simple cross-thread locks
What to do when you wish to lock something in one thread, but unlock it in the other? Smells bad? No. Smells a bit unsafe? Yes. But how on earth it can be done if standard locks can be unlocked only from the threads they were locked at?
JSP and Servlets Feel Bad on Return
For the last two weeks I’ve been writing a database editor application with JSP / Servlets. I’m a returning JSP / Servlet programmer with a 7+ year background, but with a 1 year Rails pause. Now that I finished the task, I can share my feelings. Sorry, Java world. It’s not your day.
Today, as I was playing with ideas after a big chunk of work, one interesting thought came, and it’s worth sharing. Everybody likes when the job is simple, straightforward and easy to do. Sometimes though times come when an assignment is … well, different.