Early this morning, my water heater broke spilling 50 gallons of water all over the basement floor. Most everything of value was elevated... with one exception: My wife's journals from the last two decades were soaked. The good news: She's a professional archivist, so her quick action will -- we hope -- salvage the notebooks. (Apparently, the key is to put them in the freezer. Who knew?) Thank goodness for second chances.
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So why would an archivist store valuable documents on the basement floor? Because her husband put them there.
Until next week,
John Swanson and the developerWorks editorial team
This week's top features on developerWorks:
- Are you using a toolset in your code review? (Open source)
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- Create RESTful Web services with Java technology: An introduction to JAX-RS (Web development)
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- What's new in WebSphere Process Server V7 (WebSphere)
- Manage XML Schemas in DB2: XML schema evolution and XML data management (XML)