Jim Baiter

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Got this in an email from Oracle:

End of Public Updates for Java SE 6

The last publicly available release of Oracle JDK 6 is to be released in February, 2013.This means that after February 19, 2013, all new security updates, patches and fixes for Java SE 6 and Java SE 5 will only be available through My Oracle Support and will thus require a commercial license with Oracle. It's important for developers and systems administrators to either make the transition over to Java SE 7 or to work with Oracle to get updates via the Java SE Support program.

—Tori Wieldt, The Oracle Technology Network Team
10 years ago
Wouldn't you want to use WS-Security for something like this? See this article

Monoj Roy wrote:Okay here is the problem in more detail .

I want to secure my web service using a userid and password .I do not want to pass the user id and password each time with the method .So I decided to pass this credential through soap header .
Now I have learned that I need to do it by some SOAPHandler and I need to explore here . Please help .

11 years ago
We have to develop a large number of customized portlets. Does anyone have any suggestions there?
17 years ago
The Basic Profile specification guarantees that your web service will be interoperable across platforms (e.g. Microsoft, Java, etc.). The flag will generate wrappers so your messages will comply.
18 years ago
You can accomplish this by providing getters & setters.
See this link

Originally posted by Guy Allard:

I do not understand that.

The instance variables can, and indeed should be private.


This is a really good ORM analysis by an independent entity.

I wouldn't unless you know your company supports that type of thing. I've seen that cause big problems for people before.
19 years ago
Oracle bought Collaxa, you can download that product now from this link
19 years ago
I'm surprised that there isn't more buzz about this here. Is everyone on TSS?
There are many different aspects to the life sciences. There is a bunch of IT type of activities that encompass clinical trials management, manufacturing, quality, etc. From what I hear these are being outsourced hard. I have heard that companies such as Pfizer are even outsourcing (not necessarily offshore) entire datacenters to companies like ATT. Now assume every company in America outsourced their datacenter to one service provider. The IT jobs would be cut probably by 75%. Instead of DBAs at each of 1000's of companies there would only be 100s at the single provider.
On the research side, they've been getting budgets whacked by economic concerns. A certain portion of bioinformatics has proven very useful and probably will stick around but will become commoditized. As far as the gene on a chip and more adventurous projects those seem to be falling more towards academia and government with a few possible startup players.
19 years ago

Originally posted by Tanga Palti:
What will be the role of Software engineer(or CS in general) in biotechnology?

CS in general is good, but the demand for the average sweng has been dwindling. For the cool stuff such as bioinformatics, they have been cross-training people now at universities so they can grad with a Phd in Bioinformatics. Companies are looking to hire people like this, not someone with 10 years in IT/CS. The other stuff is really just IT work and follows that trend.

Will it get a primary importance or secondary one?

Software will always play second fiddle to the science. Frequently Bioinformatics is used to rule out cases in the discovery process rather than rule in so it is difficult to say "this drug was discovered independently by software". This puts the wet research ahead.

Will it be a major shift in thinking?

I'm not sure what you mean here - there is a ton of stuff going on in this area now. If you've been developing software and get a job in biotech, it will probably be the same kind of thing - possibly more algorithms, web services, many vendor "enterprise type" applications.
[ February 23, 2004: Message edited by: Jim Baiter ]
19 years ago
Things went way overboard for awhile. Everyone realized that when all the consulting companies were charging $250 per hour for services that the party was going to be over soon. The pendulum swings. The million dollar question in my mind is what are the employment prospects of a grad in software engineering compared to the other engineering grads?
19 years ago
No - the process is architect, design, test in house and develop offshore. The irony is that in 3 areas for america the demand will pick up. Maybe the whole thing won't be so bad after all.
19 years ago

Originally posted by Tim Holloway:

I went one better. Bought stock in Indian offshoring firms. That way, if lots of jobs go offshore, they make big Rs. and I get some of the money back. OTOH, if jobs don't go offshore, I get a paycheck, so I don't care as much.
Of course if offshoring enervates the economy so much that there's no work here OR there, I'm screwed.

Good move.
19 years ago
Look at it this way, buy stock. If offshoring is as good as promised then companies will save huge amounts and earnings will be peachy. If offshoring fails, your stock may go down but you can always get out and besides you can go and get your job back anyway.
19 years ago