A quick overview of the current state of Java Rich client platforms from three leading vendors - Eclipse, Netbeans and SpringSource.
Description of the Bridge Software design pattern. Includes UML, Sample code and uses JDBC bridge as an example.
James Lorenzen's tutorial on using groovy & httpbuilder to test RESTful webservices (xml and json)
Lessons learned while integrating a grails application with legacy datasources - highlights some of the current weaknesses of grails - or at least some use cases where grails may not be the technology choice.
using G-Func plugin for functional testing of your grails applications. (Tutorial)
list of bit torrent related services from makeuseof.com
architectural discussion on the merrits of modeling the domain layer for the development of a good Object Relational Mapping - UML,ER,Maven discussed
an example of a differnt user interface that makes use of standard web technologies integrated with adobe air
January 19, 2009
January 17, 2009
January 16, 2009
May 2, 2008
My recent work with Groovy & Grails has reignited my passion to blog…
Watch out for a new Grails version of Polymercode.com - hopefully launched before I land at JavaOne…
October 14, 2005
Found this excellent application of AJAX. It’s an AJAX MySQL Designer application. It has intuitive design tools; comprehensive types and allows import/export of your designs for MySQL as well as XML generation and SQL generation.
September 6, 2005
Web2.0 is the common name for the ‘next generation’ of web-based products, services and businesses that leverage the platform independence and ubiquity of the Internet. Some would put more restriction on the definition referring to browser plug-ins like Macromedia Flash or specific web technologies like Ajax, but Web 2.0 is a concept that is independent of the technology it is built upon the same way that e-commerce is not a Java, PHP or Ruby dependant product.
If you’re looking for the leading edge of Internet programming, think about Web 2.0 products and services.
ProgrammableWeb.com has (beta) list of Web2.0 applications you can use right now.
Still interested in Web2.0? You’ll want to check out the 2005 Web 2.0 Conference
September 5, 2005
Check them all out at https://www.petefreitag.com/item/455.cfm
link - O’Reilly Radar
August 29, 2005
If your business is based on software development or support, as either a producer a vendor or a 3rd party integrator, you need to know how to price your product.
August 26, 2005
You know they’re mainstream when Donald Trump has blog a in the top links list at bloglines.com
RSS on the other hand - while available with almost all blog software, is not mainstream even within the blogging community. A study by the Neilson Group shows that out of 1000 members of their research panel who are blog readers; 66% of the blog readers have never heard of RSS, and only 11% of the blog readers use it.
link - O’Reilly Radar
August 14, 2005
Like Flickr.com, you can create a free profile and upload media. In this case it’s short video clips instead of images. Like flickr, they use flash to display the media, making it more difficult to copy off of their site. They also include features like links, and RSS feeds.
Simple, straight forward Flash movie player interface is a major plus.
Links like this make me wonder how long they can go without a lawsuit…
Family Guy Season 4, episode 8
August 12, 2005
Update your operating system, Flash 8 is not going to support Windows 95, NT or classic Macintosh.
August 10, 2005
Find other Open Source Flash projects at OSFlash.org.
August 8, 2005
As expected, Macromedia Studio 8 was announced today.
Macromedia employees are already writing about how to make use of its improvements.
August 4, 2005
A few months ago Kottke.org went pro. Jason quit his job to work on his blog full time. He generated the money he needed with a short PayPal driven donation drive where people could, and did, donate whatever amount they felt comfortable with from a couple of cents to hundreds of dollars. In typical kottke fashion, he even posted the results of the drive on his blog.
Another blog that I visit regularly, The Jason Calacanis blog talks about the business behind weblogsinc.com. They make over $2,300 a day - just from google ads. That’s just shy of a million dollars a year. With money like that, it’s easy to see how they can afford to pay bloggers to blog. Is that the simplest ways to make money from your blog?
FastCompany was one of the blogs that made Forbes list of best Small Business Blogs. The most recent Forbes - Best Of The Web series features Blogs That Matter - their list of top blogs which include blogs on a variety of other subjects as well.
The unfortunate thing about these lists is their heavy focus on the US. Being Canadian, not all of their advice is relevant. Where are the top Canadian Business Blogs?
Even if you’re not being paid to blog, there are other ways to make a return on your investment. Heidi Cohen is getting a lot of traffic lately after she wrote an article about measuring the ROI of corporate blogs; A very good article that mentions some of the tangibles and intangibles that blogs bring to a business irrespective of what country you call home.