Month: July 2005

XPlanner: A Selfish Application

Back in 1997, Brian Foote and Joseph Yoder wrote about The Selfish Class. Their paper was focused on software artifacts, mostly at the class or class library level but I believe the patterns also describe how application usage spreads. According to Foote and Yoder… “THE SELFISH CLASS pattern examines how the sociobiological notion that evolving

XPlanner Idea: Integrating LDAP users, Part 2

I did some experimentation with the technique for integrating LDAP data into XPlanner I wrote about yesterday. Unfortunately the results were not encouraging. The JdbcLDAP Bridge does provide some basic JDBC access to LDAP. However, it has some serious limitations when used with Hibernate. The getMetaData() function returns null in the released version of the