iPhone coming to Canada… soon…

From 680News Radio (yeah radio how quaint):

“We’re thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada later this year. We can’t tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned,” said Ted Rogers, president and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., in a statement issued today.

That’s just great. Potentially 8 more months to wait…

Connection Dictionary Twiddling – Part 2

I wrote about using Project Wonder’s ERXConfigurationManager to ‘twiddle’ your model connection dictionary settings here.

I only listed the global properties, but there are per model properties as well. Unfortunately the JDBC settings are not very well documented. So, to google index my brain, here are my notes: Most of the heavy lifting is done by the fixJDBCDictionary method in ERXModelGroup – you can read the source if you want to know all the values – here is a (MySQL) example with the most common ones:

  • MyModelName.URL=jdbc:mysql://localhost/my_dbname?capitalize…etc
  • MyModelName.DBUser=db_user
  • MyModelName.DBPassword=db_password
  • MyModelName.DBDriver=com.mysql.jdbc.Driver

WOWODC 2008 Press

Pascal sent out the WOWODC press release earlier this week and we’ve seen the notice popping up on various sites all week. The best so far has got to be the post on ars technica:

“You think it’s hard being a Mac IT guy? Try being a WebObjects developer. Despite its ease of use, elegance, ridiculously low price, and variety of supported runtime environments, Apple’s web application framework gets next to no respect…”