Thursday, August 28, 2008

Max Payne

I've played the game and I loved it. I also dig Mark Wahlberg, he's a decent actor. I've been keeping an eye on the new Max Payne movie for a bit. Now there's a a trailer out there!
This... Looks... Awesome!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Note to Self: Read About Automating Ubuntu Installs

The Ubuntu documentation mentions using preseeding files to automate the Ubuntu 8. I may end up having the Ubuntu installs be automated into VMWare anyway, so maybe just a clean VM is the way to go.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hibernate-memcached 1.0 released into the wild!

This evening I decided it was time to release hibernate-memcached 1.0. It has all the features I intended for it to have and I haven't seen any problems come up with it at all, so it must be time. Please, spend some time checking it out, even if you don't think you're going to use it right now. I'd really love to get some feedback and see if there is anything folks would like to see it do in a future release.

If you have any questions or comments please drop a line here or even use the hibernate-memcached Google group.

So, what next?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hibernate 3.3 and Hibernate-memcached

I spent some time looking over the new Cache SPI released in Hibernate 3.3.0.GA. Definitely a much more in-depth API compared to the old CacheProvider/Cache interfaces. Following the new interfaces (RegionFactory, Region) you can be much more aware as to your specific responsibilities in the caching system.

I have tested that hibernate-memcached remains compatible with hibernate-3.3.0 and everything looks fine. I am going to hold off on implementing a RegionFactory/Region based implementation for now and do that as a post 1.0 release. It will require some refactoring to the current code base to get it to play nice with both APIs (I'd like to stay compatible with 3.2 for a while).

So, look forward to a hibernate-memcached 1.0 release tonight, or maybe tomorrow.

P.S. Hello China! According to Google analytics, a link from is generating 250+ hits a day to the hibernate-memcached project site right now.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Maven: The Definitive Guide

An informative book about Maven2, free, online, and straight from the source (the guys at Sonatype. Thanks Tim et al!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Hibernate-memcached in the MySQL faq

I was stumbling through google analytics today and saw that there were some referrals coming from Apparently they added a link to the project in both the 5.0 and 6.0 faqs.