XSD gripe 2 – DataType hell

I know I am just the latest in a long line of people to “comment” on this subject – but I just wanted to give my two cents.    I appreciate the fact that the XSD designers wanted to vastly enrich my datatype life.  But why come up with a bunch of built-in SimpleType datatypes…


The 12 days of XSD gripes – Gripe 1

Ok… before, I get started – a little background.  I am basically now on my second dance with XSD.  Back a couple of years ago I was working with it extensively as part of the SqlXml effort – particularly around the mapping technologies at that time.  Then it was new – so it was cool. …


Fowler – The King

For the IoC amateurs (like myself) out there – Fowler has a very good introduction using the style of P of EAA. Also, some very good updates to P of EAA here. The amazing thing is this guy writes stuff faster then I can grok it.    

O/R redux

One of the big conversations that has been going on for some time in the Java world is how prescriptive container frameworks such as EJB and Spring should be.  It is fairly well known, that for O/R mapping frameworks the same conversation exists since O/R persistence is really just one (albeit complicated) service that can…


Back in the Saddle

It has been a while since I blogged, almost three months.  So what have I been up to – well actually quite a bit.  I have left the WinFS client API team and moved back to my old group (formally the WebData team) now called Dataworks.  To make a long story short, they needed some…


One crazy Italian

Luca Bolognese, one crazy Italian, now has a blog… and he is even writing it himself.  Luca was Mr. ObjectSpaces back in the day and is now working with the C# team on the sequence operator work.



Just picked up Van Halen’s 1984 album off iTunes on what is roughly the 20th anniversary of the original release.  Actually, this is the second time I have bought the album, but I lost the cassette tape years ago. For those of you lacking in-depth knowledge of 80’s music, this was the album which made…


Comment on a good comment

Got a very observant comment on my ObjectSpaces and WinFS Part 2 entry:My big scare is that merging ObjectSpaces and WinFS will restrict me from using OS as the persistence layer in places where the customer doesn’t have and won’t upgrade to the latest windows platform or even the latest SP… in these cases, I’m…

Solving the Riemann hypothesis

Check it out.  … and I was so close with my proof by contrapostive.