Open Source on IBM i

JDBCR4 and Batch Updates and Inserts

I had to work with a remote Oracle database lately and the choice was made to use Scott's wrapper around the Java JDBC API. The solution worked. Everything is fine. Is it? No it isn't. I had to insert some thousand records into the...

Measuring Time Spent

Sometimes you have a block of code and just want to know how long it took the machine to execute it. The Java developers have some really cool metric libraries like the Dropwizard subproject Metrics. But for the quick and dirty case there is...

Hey Socket, take a break!

Ever wanted a normal (blocking) socket connection to listen for data but also wanted to check for a condition if it should stop listening? Problem is that the default BSD 4.3 version of the socket API (which is the default API to bind to) does not...