Max Rydahl Andersen is the tooling architect at JBoss by Red Hat.
In the early days he worked on Hibernate Core even before it became part of JBoss, and over time he have been involved in alot of projects at JBoss, mainly focused on the tooling/developer aspects.
He gets to touch upon almost every technology inside JBoss as they need tooling. It's given him a unique viewpoint of being an actual user of the technology - feeling both the pains and joys of a user.
Max have been involved in Ceylon from the early days and tried to keep up with the evolving specifications. Gives feedback and provide input in directions of the tooling and as such is now trying to make Ceylon available from Eclipse.
Over the past few months we have been adding some simplifications to the way you can use and specify native sql queries in Hibernate. Gavin even blogged about some of them earlier , but I thought it were about time we brought some more news on this blog about it.
Earlier today I saw a transaction question targeted for a completely different audience pop up as the first headline news item on a well known java news site. Besides giving me and my colleagues a good laugh about bugs and transactions it also touched upon one of the questions that have given me a couple of free beers in bar bets and been mind-boggling for students during trainings. The question relates to the following (simplified) code:
The new updated version of the Hibernate Tools (http://tools.hibernate.org) project includes significant updates to the Eclipse editors, plugings, and wizards, as well as a unified and convenient Ant task for integration of the tools in your regular builds.
Recently I have been messing with adding custom class loading to Hibern8IDE, so it can load model and database driver classes at dynamically.
Currently I have noticed that Naked Objects gets more and more blog-time. And every time I wondered why (many?) people found it so intriguing - and I often thought about making a blog about the good and bad about Naked Objects; but I've never found the time.