Cut Incomes and Swelled Poverty

In percentage terms, the nation’s poverty rate rose to 11.7 percent in 2001 from 11.3 the year before. Before rising last year, the poverty rate fell for four straight years. “Like the last year-to-year increase in poverty in 1991-1992 and the last decrease in real household income in 1990-1991, these changes coincided with a recession,” […]

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The Death of EJB As We Know It?

People are starting to recognize some of the frailty implicit in the EJB specification. In particular, the emphasis on vendor-neutrality within the EJB specification leads to a number of inefficient ways of developing enterprise applications. In order to work around these inefficiencies, developers are forced to adopt “design patterns” that create more work for the […]

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Webcrawlers and spiders

A co-worker was raving about cURL. It looks pretty powerful as a general web-getter toolset and library. Libraries appear to be available in the language of your choice. Java for me of course. But ya never know. There is also WebSPHINX, an alternative that’s been around for a while. I’ve used Jakarta’s HTTP Client in […]

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