This week's book giveaway is in the Java in General forum. We're giving away four copies of Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist and have Allen B. Downey & Chris Mayfield on-line! See this thread for details.
Please have a read of this forum posting at hibernate.org. Can somebody explain what's the difference between canonical data and reference data ? e.g. Are postcodes canonical/reference data ? Are states canonical/reference data ? My understanding is that canonical data are quite concrete and will not change often.Whereas reference data are prone to changes ? e.g. the categories of blog items on my weblog may change - depending how wide I read - thus, it is reference data. Regards, Pho