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July 29, 2008

Been a while since I blogged here, but here it goes. 

Last week I spent three days in a training class called "Creating Web Services Using Java Technology".  All in all, I found it to be an interesting class, and for the most part the information was useful.  For the most part . . .

Yes, for the most part.  The class showed how to create web services and clients for web services using NetBeans 6.1, which I found to be a pretty IDE, I didn't have any complaints, and as such, I was also using Java 6.  But the whole time I would run into a brick wall when I went back to my office Why?

We're still using Weblogic 8, and so we're using Java version 4!!  We're two bleeding versions behind.  I can't even find a version of NetBeans old enough to use Weblogic 8.  Argh!!

Hope this office gets to 2008 before I forget everything I learned in this class.  I downloaded stuff at home to play around with it, but there is only so much I can, or want, to do there.  My prediction is this office will get to 2008 about midway through 2010. 

Oh, by the way, I STILL HATE CRYSTAL!!!

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