Monthly Archives: August 2013

Map Your Mind: Mind Maps as an Alternative for Capturing Ideas

Do you ever have so many ideas running through your head, flip-flopping, churning, bumping into each other, that you feel that your head will explode? Do you often get stuck while trying to think through the aspects of a new

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Posted in Mind Mapping, Project Documentation

Quick Intro to Hibernate Search and Lucene

In my previous post “Adding the Power of Search to Your Hibernate App – The Easy Way“, I talked a little about when you may want to consider integrating a search capability into your application using Hibernate Search, as well

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Posted in Database Programming, Java Programming, Software Development

Adding the Power of Search to Your Hibernate App – The Easy Way

I’m currently working on a software project whose data layer is built using Hibernate – an Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework that takes a lot of the tedious work out of tying a Java-based application to a relational database. We recently

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Posted in Database Programming, Java Programming, Software Development

Wise Project Management Always Starts With “Why?”

As I wander from project to project in my career as a software developer, I notice that, despite the remarkable progress we’ve made in technologies and technical approaches over the past decade, one area still seems to give us fits.

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Posted in Agile Software Development, Project Management