Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I ran into this word in a well-written article by Natalie Angier. Since I like to learn new words, I looked for the definition of pericentury. But was unable to find it easily. Fortnately, I was able to track it down.

Peri as a prefix means around. Therefore pericentury means around a century. This definition makes sense to me since about a 100 years is the maximum human lifespan. Therefore, in the context of the article, you have a pericentury of consciousness alloted to you.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Apache Derby & WS-Resources

The first two parts of my three part series about using Apache's Derby database and WS-Resources is available on IBM's DeveloperWorks website:

Apache Derby resources from the Web services perspective, Part 1: Derby data as WS-Resources - As the world moves in the direction of service-oriented architecture (SOA), it becomes crucial that all of your resources are SOA friendly. That may mean they produce services, that they consume services, or that they are services. This three-part ...

Apache Derby resources from the Web services perspective, Part 2: Producing and consuming WS-Notifications with Derby - Continue on your mission to make your resources service-oriented architecture (SOA)-friendly. Part 1 of this three-part tutorial series showed you how to use WS-Resources to refer to Apache Derby data and structures from within the inherently stateless ...