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User Defined Functions in ColdFusion

User defined functions allow developers to keep frequently used pieces of code together in reusable units. For example, you may often find yourself checking the size of a particular file or counting the number of records in a database table. You might find that you need to find out if a string is upper or lowercase, or convert a string to an array of single characters. Whatever your need, user defined functions (UDFs) can help you...

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SOA vendor Wakesoft to shut down

May 31, 2004—Wakesoft, a privately held maker of software for building service-based Java applications, will close its doors on Monday, May 31, a victim of consolidation in the infrastructure software market, the company's chief executive said Friday.Wakesoft had been losing deals recently to larger software providers such as IBM and BEA Systems, who have also been promoting software for building flexible, service-based applications,...

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DB2's Virtual Time - Page 2

Virtual Database Time Each database partition holds a virtual time clock, which it advances after each successful commit. The virtual database time is calculated internally by the DB2 engine at commit time and is used as the main "magic" number in the database. To better understand the virtual time concept, I made one graphical representation for the DB2 EEE transaction. Click for larger image Picture 2: DB2 EEE...

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DB2's Virtual Time

The time problem occupied my attention, during a recent recovery situation. On the SUN Solaris machine, the system time jumped forward unexpectedly. This situation raised questions about system and database time interaction, the time drift influence on the backup and recovery and many others. For example, what happens in complex multi-partition DB2 database environments with millions of transactions when the time goes wild? This...