Archive for November 14th, 2003

Cast Iron Heat

Friday, November 14th, 2003

I was cooking dinner on the wood stove the other night.  It was just some tortillas and I was melting cheese on them with a cast iron skillet (fajita pan).  I thought it would be neat to do it that way as I had the wood stove really hot.  Naomi was cold so after I finished with the tortillas, I put a trivet on the dinner table and brought in the hot skillet.  The heat radiated very nicely and warmed us all up.

EJB Performance

Friday, November 14th, 2003

You have a large EJB based application running on WebSphere 4 but the performance is really rotten under load.  You’re about to upgrade to WebSphere 5 and one of the engineers suggests that since WebSphere 5 supports local interfaces you should recode EJB access to use local interfaces for the project.  All the code’s running in one JVM so it should improve performance, right?  What do you say?