Friday, March 31, 2006
Plutohome.org: "This home page has only a fact-filled intro for techies. Screen shots, flash presentations, product photos, dealer locator, etc., are available on our commercial site at plutohome.com. The commercial product uses the same open source software--there is no difference. Our support site has online documentation, a quick start guide, forums, mailing lists, FAQ's, change logs, download links, doxygen diagrams, etc... Pluto is the only solution seamlessly combining: 1) media & entertainment with a server for music, movies and tv shows, plus a PVR and DVD Player, 2) a home automation system to control everything in the home with touch-screen tablet and Bluetooth mobile phone controllers, 3) a phone system with video conferencing, 4) a security system that feeds you live video on your mobile phone when something happens, and lets you speak to visitors through your stereos, and 5) a home PC solution... Pluto also incorporates lots of other big open source projects like Asterisk, Xine, MythTV, Firefox, VideoLan, SlimServer, etc., all of which have special Pluto 'wrappers' to allow them to work together seamlessly as a total home solution."
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution: "or EDGE, is a digital mobile phone technology which acts as a bolt-on enhancement to 2G and 2.5G General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) networks" - my friend Martel Manalo explains: "Rogers product is based on GSM EDGE technology. Telus and Bell are based on CDMA EVDO. EDGE supports datarates of 200kbs. EVDO is rated at 400kbs" - THANKS
A Tale of Two Tools - Maven2 and StatCVS - O'Reilly ONJava Blog: "The other tool that I have been using is StatCVS. I was trying to figure out how to automate, in some fashion, the creation of release notes. My project is using CVS so I could get a dump of commit messages using cvs log. But the CVS log output is extremely verbose and certainly not suitable for management or other non-technical parties. The CVS redbook led me to cvs2cl.pl — a PERL script that creates a GNU-style change log from a cvs log. But, I had a hard time getting this running under cygwin so I researched a little more. This search led me to StatCVS. This tool, written in Java, parses a CVS log file and generates a set of web pages containing information gleaned from the log. Among other things, the tool does a nice job of formatting the commit messages, excluding the files that had no changes and grouping commit messages intelligently." - NICE
Real Estate Forum | Real Estate Agents | Real Estate Websites - Commercial RE site finished!: "The superior CMS Drupal, in terms of SEO weighs heavily in my opinion and the combination of the Taxonomy Features the possibilities for Real Estate related sites are endless!!"
Real Estate Management | drupal.org: "You can customize Drupal to your likin: Flexinode module - for the real estate listings with pictures; Categories - obvious reasons; Frontpage module - so you can make it look exactly the way you want; Gmap module will offer google maps; Google sitemap module will submit the listings to Google... Nice. rentalmonster.ca is with Drupal? Inspiring... I'm nearly complete with a new module to do this. I'll post it here when I'm finished. Meanwhile, you can see a sneak peek at Essex County Real Estate | Robert Bruckner — REALTOR" & How I Interfaced Flash with Drupal for Taxonomy | drupal.org & RPF: Real Estate Module | drupal.org: "Possible solution Content Construction Kit (CCK) | drupal.org"
Brian Jones: Open XML Formats : Create a rich Word document based on your own custom XML (without the need for XSLT): "I have an example I've demo'd at a number of conferences that I wanted everyone to get a chance to play around with. If you grab this ZIP file: http://jonesxml.com/ resources/xmlMapping1.zip you'll see a Word document and an XML file called 'item1.xml'... CONTRACT OF SALE OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY..."
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Microsoft Office Open XML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "a primary file format to be used by the upcoming release of Microsoft Office, Office 2007... ECMA announced Dec 9, 2005 that it had accepted Microsoft's proposal to document the standard.For information on this subject see Comparison of OpenDocument with Microsoft XML formats" & Brian Jones: Open XML Formats : Back from the Ecma meetings: "If you'd like to take a look at the initial draft, it's here"
Visual Studio Tools For Office "v3" - March Community Technology Preview (CTP): "highlights of this CTP include: Support for the new Office Open XML file formats in Microsoft Office 2007"... Add-In projects for Microsoft Access 2007, Microsoft Excel 2007, Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007, Microsoft InfoPath 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint 2007, Microsoft Project 2007, Microsoft Publisher 2007, Microsoft Visio 2007, and Microsoft Word 2007,..."
WF news: VS 2005 extensions, ASP.NET page flows and debugging: "Another aspect of WF that still needs to be worked out is its integration with environments such as ASP.NET. As Jon Flanders points out, this should not be too difficult, as ASP.NET apps are a natural workflow. Until Microsoft does this, Flanders has built a sample for using WF to run page flows. The sample is posted here. Finally, Christian Weyer is sharing the method he discovered for debugging WF workflows hosted in ASP.NET. The process, which he admittedly determined after 'banging my head several times,' is available here." (WWF)
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Home - CAS Account Management Module - JA-SIG Wiki: "Extensions to the JA-SIG Central Authentication Service in support of integrated account management, including account creation, password creation, password reset, and administrative account blocking" & AuthCAS - Central Authentication Service - JA-SIG Wiki: "a mod_perl module for Apache that can be declaratively configured and does support proxy tickets. This module is written in perl and does not require any compilation against Apache source (which can be a pain). It only requires that mod_perl be installed on the Apache server." & MOD_CAS - Central Authentication Service - JA-SIG Wiki: "When not to use MOD_CAS..." (all via Dashboard - JA-SIG Wiki) - NICE
Announcements: CAS 3.0.4 Final Release - Posted Friday, February 17, 2006 (via Acegi Security System for Spring - CAS adapter - Dependencies)
Gregory Szorc's blog - search for: 'Single Sign-On': "Case Single Sign-On Service Upgraded - If you have been to login.case.edu lately, you will notice it has changed from when you last saw it. [[CAS]], the software powering our single sign-on service has been upgraded to the latest and greatest version. We took this opportunity...; Single Sign-On Eases Headaches, Especially on February 15 - Hopefully by now you are acquainted with the university's single sign-on service, [[CAS]]. You appreciate how much easier it makes your day. You get to work in the morning, sign on, and don't worry about specifying your password again and...; USG Finance System Now Using CAS - [[CAS]] was silently deployed earlier this week and now the USG Finance System uses it. I look forward to hearing from others as they embrace the new Case single sign-on system....; Evaluating Single Sign-On Alternatives - In a previous post, I raised the need for a replacement single sign-on service for the university and investigated the usage of Oracle's single sign-on product as a viable replacement. The results were discouraging. Therefore, a separate single sign-on product...; Evaluating Oracle Single Sign-On - Many of you know about login.case.edu. It makes your lives much easier because now you only have to enter your password once for numerous web services. However, there is a problem with the service: it is too complicated."
Monday, March 27, 2006
Internet Media Players for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, BeOS - How to watch streaming internet TV and listen to live online radio: "To record streaming media get the URL of a stream and use command line strings like in the following examples: mplayer.exe -dumpstream mms://somehost.com/somedirectory/somefile.wmv"
Integrate third-party components into Geronimo: "Geronimo provides integration with third-party components through its unique GBeans feature. GBeans allow you to 'roll your own' application server, making it as heavy or as light as you want by plugging and unplugging specific components into Geronimo."
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Google Maps Mania: Toronto, Canada Google Maps Mashup Roundup! & Google Maps Mania: 3 new Google Maps Mashups for Ottawa and Toronto! & Google Maps Mania: U.S. Backcountry Google Maps: "The Google Maps API has been used to import 5 mapping layers that include the Google satellite view, USGS aerial and topographic overlays and Nexrad weather, all among popular backcountry location markers. You can also submit your own waypoints and trip reports and view resort and traffic web cams." & Google Maps Mania: Google Maps API Mania & Google Maps Mania: Ning.com powers 3 new Google Maps Mashups!
Userscripts.org: TorontoMLS Google Maps: "Only works with links that are e-mailed to you by a realtor. So you can’t just go to this site and expect to use it!"
In Relation To...: A story about FreeMarker and Velocity: "Velocity served me well and is probably serving many projects well; it just did not cut it well for Hibernate Tools. Today I am convinced that I could have saved myself and the Hibernate world from a lot of trouble if I had decided to use FreeMarker from the beginning."
Paco's Blog: Last Day at BrainShare 2006: "Take a look at these two tutorials: Getting Started with Linux Desktop Development Using Mono, Getting Started with ASP.NET, ADO.NET and Web Service Development on Mono"
Using Mologogo with Google Earth - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _: "It lets you track GPS enabled phones using Google maps."
Google Maps Mania: Using Google Maps from your Media Center and XBox360: "Check his blog post about this here. It has also been said that this can be used through the XBox360 as well!" & Google Maps for Windows Media Center & Google Maps on your 360 with MCE app - Xbox 360 Fanboy
Netgear FS728TS: Smart Switch for the Masses? | Tom's Networking: "Four gigabit ports"
How Flickr uses PHP, MySQL and Web Services | Kai's Blog: "Moshe Weitzman posted a link to this great presentation “Flickr and PHP” by Cal Henderson in the developer mailing list of Drupal. It's about how Flickr uses PHP, MySQL and Web Services. I found another very similar presentation that looks. Here's a different one done by Cal at O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference: Web Services Mash - up"
Parsing a SOAP Message without Web Services - Codehaus XFire - Confluence: "One example of needing to parse a SOAP message is if you are using a message driven bean to listen to a JMS queue. The text received from the queue is a String with a SOAP message. How do you go about parsing the SOAP to get at the body? Also, how do you leverage XFire's flexible binding mechanism to marshall the SOAP Body for you?"
How I Pimped My Desktop: "Step one is to install the uxtheme multi-patcher. I first learned about this patcher via this post by Ryan Farley. This effectively replaces the uxtheme.dll that comes with Windows with one that allows you to use other custom styles.... You can find information about the patch from here or directly download it from this link... Once you have the patch installed, you can download interesting themes from DeviantArt. The particular theme I chose is called VXP Final."
Quickstart Guide to Subversion on SourceForge: "For More Information:
- Be sure to read Eric Sink's Source Control HOWTO.
- SourceForge.net: Subversion (Version Control for Source Code) SourceForge’s own docs on using Subversion from within SourceForge.
- Version Control with Subversion, an online (though slightly outdated) book on Subversion."
Collaborative Filtering For Your Musical Tastes That Works: "It would have been nice if there were some way for the site to simply listen in on what you were listening to and make recommendations based on your actual habits. That’s what Last.FM does..."
Brain Bulb: PHP Security Audits: "Prior to a PHP security audit [webcast], you should document your application in as much detail as possible (particularly the design) and address as many security concerns as you can. We recommend adhering to the practices taught in the PHP Security Guide"
How to make a custom TV-torrent feed · TorrentFreak, torrents and more: "Go to the shows listing on RSStv.net"
HOW-TO: SSH HTTP proxy setup - hack a day - www.hackaday.com _: "We’ve been linking to a couple proxy options in the links posts recently and [tom] thought it would be a good idea to write up how to use Privoxy. In [tom]’s case he wanted to route all of his internet surfing at work through an encrypted tunnel to his home machine. The guide is Windows based" - TIP
oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Baseball Hacks: "This comprehensive guide walks readers through the sport's core statistical categories, and then demonstrates how to use this data to truly understand baseball. Statistical analysis, data mining, probability, forecasting, and other valuable tools are examined... Sample Hacks: Hack 10: Get a MySQL Database of Player and Team Statistics, Hack 24: Use Microsoft Excel Web Queries to Get Stats, Hack 35: Compare Teams and Players with Lattices, Hack 50: Measure Defense with Defensive Efficiency, Hack 66: Measure Hits by Pitch Count"
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Java date and time API - Home - Joda Time: "Joda-Time provides a quality replacement for the Java date and time classes. The design allows for multiple calendar systems, while still providing a simple API. The 'default' calendar is the ISO8601 standard which is used by XML. The Gregorian, Julian, Buddhist, Coptic and Ethiopic systems are also included, and we welcome further additions. Supporting classes include time zone, duration, format and parsing."
Agile Testing: PyCon notes part 2: Guido's keynote: "New in Python 2.5"
Ajaxian » Laszlo Demonstrates Ajax Runtime: "Back in December we discussed how Laszlo was going to target Ajax as well as Flash. Several people wrote in to tell us that yesterday, Laszlo released a demo of their Ajax renderer... Play around with both versions: Flash Version, Publish Post Version, Source Code"
Jon Flanders' Blog - Using WF to run a page-flow:BizTalk and Windows Workflow Foundation: "Here is an overview of this sample. First – there is a state-machine based workflow. Although a sequential workflow would work, state-machine is really more appropriate for this scenario (see Dave Green’s post here about the two different models)." (aspnetwfpageflowexample.zip)
Enter The JBoss Matrix: "How's BPEL different from BPM... IMHO, two products take a different perspective and are leading the way to consensus in how BPM software should look like: JBoss jBPM and Microsoft's Windows Workflow Foundation. The goal of traditional BPM products is to create the ultimate process language The best process language ever! JBoss jBPM and Microsoft's Windows Workflow Foundation support multiple process languages. Different environments require different process langauges... BPM vendors should challenge Graph Oriented Programming and the (similar) concepts of Microsoft's Windows Workflow Foundation. We should take the community of AOP (Aspect Oriente Programming) as an example. In the past year and a half, a public debate has lead to concensus and a great leap forward" - INTERESTING!
John Reynolds's Blog: Software for Business People (like my dad): "The NetBeans 5.5 Orchestration Designer is very cool, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. We should soon see tools that let someone who really understands a business (like my dad) make (appropriate) process changes without having to involve a programmer"
Vasanth Dharmaraj's Blogs - Developing a Firefox extension: "
Mustang (1.6) versus Tiger (1.5) Performance Comparison: "The first benchmark of Mustang (JDK1.6) versus Tiger (JDK1.5) shows that Java users are up for an agreable surprise. According to this JavaLobby discussion the virtual machine raw speed has improved significantly (40-100%)." - IMPORTANT
IBM releases User Interface Help System Built on Eclipse: "to help developers create online help systems that can be easily browsed and searched and that can run on many different operating systems or across a network"
Better code testing with JUnit and FIT: "One of the features of Framework for Integrated Tests (FIT) is that it enables the customer or business side of an organization to get involved in the testing process early (i.e., during development), whereas JUnit's strength lies in unit testing during the coding process. This article by Andrew Glover shows you how to combine the best of FIT and JUnit for better teamwork and effective end-to-end testing"
Ajaxian » Javeline TelePort released under the GPL: "server communication layer supporting all popular web services such as XML-RPC, SOAP, JSON, REST and Comet. By using it, developers can elegantly implement asynchronous communication as part of their AJAX projects. It has robust error, time-out and retry handling. TelePort features an advanced polling interface for controlling reconnecting and the polling frequency, and has advanced debugging features"
Home - Trails Framework - Inspiring opensource Confluence: "We have created a first version of Trails with Spring MVC as view layer. It can be found in this branch. It is not as mature as the Tapestry version, but the basic functionality should be in there. Running ant create-project from the root creates a Trails project the same as the Tapestry version."
Spring-Loaded: The Spring-Ruby connection (March 24, 2006): "Spring 2.0 M2 introduced a new set of script factory beans that enable you to load scripted objects into the Spring application context and to manipulate them as if they were written in compiled Java. To get started, you're going to need spring.jar from Spring 2.0-M2 (or greater) in your classpath. You'll also need commons-logging.jar and jruby.jar." - GREAT!
UCD-SNMP (NET-SNMP) Integration: "Nagios is not designed to be a replacement for a full-blown SNMP management application like HP OpenView or OpenNMS. However, you can set things up so that SNMP traps received by a host on your network can generate alerts in Nagios. Here's how..." - #2 in Google Directory - Computers > Software > Operating Systems > Linux > Networking > Projects
User talk:Jonathan - OpenNMS: Tomcat 5.5 JMX How-To, Net-snmp 5.3 CPU collections, Official Documentation, Newbies: "Please read the installation guide, and then download the software for your platform", Comparison with other network management systems: "OpenNMS VS HP OpenView"
comp.protocols.snmp SNMP FAQ Part 2 of 2: "As a subset of OpenNMS' Bluebird Project, we are pleased to announce and make available our jsnmp library, a Java2 library providing SNMP v1 & v2 functionality." & www.SNMPLink.org - Tools & Products: Java SNMP Development: "joeSNMP (name change from jSNMP) - Java SNMP libraries from OpenNMS.org, ..."
Enjoy Every Sandwich : Mission Almost Accomplished: SQL Server Express with Advanced Services: "LAMP: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. A pretty nice combination of technologies for easily building interactive and Database-backed Websites. I love the concept, its one that Microsoft didn't really captialize on with .NET 1.x. Sure, you had Windows as the OS, not free, but affordable for businesses. You also have IIS which is easy enough to configure and has improved considerable with the introduction of IIS6. And, yes, ASP.NET 1.x was most certainly a great web applicaiton platform. But where was the bit that that competed with MySQL? Well, that was MSDE. Enough said. Little wonder why there's been a lot of interest in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. But something about that offering just didn't make out the gate in time. Namely:
- Like the MSDE story, there wasn't a free GUI for working with yet. For better or worse, XM didn't make it, and SSMSEE wasn't ready at RTM. I'm glad they didn't hold up for it, but its still somewhat holding the ASP.NET 2.0 platform for going head-to-head with LAMP, IMHO.
- Towards the end of the development cycle of SQL Server 2005, the SQL Team decided that Express Edition really should support Reporting Services and Full-Text search. However, that decision was really made too late in the cycle to include them in the RTM. Microsoft said these features would be available with SP1."
Friday, March 24, 2006
Business Process Execution Language: Part 1: An Introduction, Part 2: partnerLinkType and partnerLink: "The latest preview release of the NetBeans Enterprise Pack 5.5 supports BPEL... Introduction in Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) for Web Services 1.1"
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Why XForms Matter, Revisited - O'Reilly XML Blog: "A profound change is likely about to shake up your world if you're a web developer, one that I suspect will make the recent efforts in the AJAX space pale in comparison as far as its effect. Very quietly, over the last few weeks, the Mozilla team has been upgrading their XForms capabilities through the use of an XForms extension. It requires that you are running Firefox 18.104.22.168 or above, or Seamonkey 1.0 or above, but frankly, there are very few reasons for you not to be at this stage if you're a Firefox or Seamonkey fan..."
ONJava.com -- Advanced Configuration of the Spring MVC Framework: "In this article I will present some configuration tips for the Spring MVC framework that could help you manage multiple instances of your Spring-based web application. The configuration management topic is often neglected in the literature, but as we will see, it is very important for real-life web development..."
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Creating Passionate Users: Dignity is Deadly, Part Two: "I made a list of what I've found in start-ups versus what I've lived in the corporate world..."
Creating Passionate Users: Some quick links...: "While you're becoming an expert, let Steve Pavlina help you become an early riser. (He has lots of other great stuff as well). And if you're differently-financed as I am, you might check out the I will teach you to be rich blog..."
Asterisk@Home Without Tears: Filter Your Incoming Calls - Only Accept Known Calls: "There is a good article on this site http://mundy.org/blog/index.php?p=66 relating to filtering incoming calls and also some discussions here http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=418909..."
Asterisk phone cisco 79xx - voip-info.org: "Ringtones, Asterisk Cisco 79XX XML Services..." & "Perhaps a good place to start is the Cisco documentation - Cisco IP Phone Services Application Development Notes (XML). This is a callmanager document which also pertains to SIP": Cisco Unified CallManager Programming Guides - Cisco Systems
Networking with coworkers: "Turn your office phone network into an application platform with VoIP and XML" & Cisco IP Phone Services Software Development Kit (SDK) [Cisco 7900 Series Unified IP Phones] - Cisco Systems & 6. Cisco IP Phone 7960 Administrator Guide for SIP, Version 1.0 - Getting Started with Your Cisco SIP IP Phone (Version 1.0) [Cisco SIP IP Phone 7960 Software] - Cisco Systems
Twisted: "an asynchronous networking framework written in Python, supporting TCP, UDP, multicast, SSL/TLS, serial communication and more." & Selenium: Driven Selenium Reference (via Agile Testing: Web app testing with Python part 2: Selenium and Twisted) & Agile Testing: Quick update on Selenium in TestRunner mode & Agile Testing: Running Selenium in Python Driven Mode: "Here is a step-by-step HOWTO on running Selenium in Driven Mode using Python. I just tried on a Windows XP computer (see this blog post of mine for details on running it on *nix)" (via Getting Started with Selenium)
WebLogic Blog: "How do I monitor from the command line the number of HttpSessions for my web-app?" & weblogic.Admin Command-Line Reference & Programming WebLogic Management Services with JMX (PDF) & Starting / Stopping WebLogic Server - (Release 8.1.2): using weblogic.Admin Java tool & Enterprise Java Community: Java Doctor Book in Review and Community Contribution Project: "Chapter 9: Action and Pitfall Tips"
Cory Foy: No Fluff Just Stuff Conference - Day 2 - The Debauchery continues: "Facets of Ruby,..." (via Meme Agora Weblog)
Mozilla Update :: Extensions: XPath Checker - All Releases: "interactive editor for XPath expressions" and XPather - All Releases: "XPath generator, editor, inspector and simple extraction tool" and Contributed User-Extensions - Selenium (via nealford.com: "Testing with Selenium" and Agile Testing: Useful tools for writing Selenium tests)
ONJava.com: Storing an XML Document in Apache Xindice: "The advantage of a native database over a relational database is that mapping of XML to SQL is not required. Instead, XPath is used to query the Xindice database and XML:DB XUpdate is used to update the database."
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Integrate QuickBooks into a Customer Self-Service Portal: "Download the QuickBooks SDK 5.0 from developer.intuit.com"
Sunday, March 19, 2006
GigaOM : » Here Comes Open Source Telecom: "This is a story about a stealthy startup called Vyatta, that has build the world’s first commercial open-source router, and how open source is slowly moving its way into the telecom world. Vyatta’s first product, an enterprise class router that will compete with Cisco-medium to low end offerings is currently in beta testing with some customers is based on XORP or extensible open router platform and runs off on two Intel chips." (via Sangoma Asterisk cards test drive)
CiviCRM 1.3 Released | OpenNGO: "a web-based solution that runs locally on a web server or on a hosting provider. Installs on local machines should consider using the XAMPP/WAMP stacks which almost painlessly install Apache/PHP/MySQL: Apache 1.3+, PHP 4.3.3+, MySQL 4.0, 4.1 or 5.0, Drupal 4.6.3+ or Joomla 1.0.3+ / Mambo 4.5.3+" - Drupal demo
Saturday, March 18, 2006
drupal.org: Developing a government website in Drupal, Government/Enterprise Installations, Predictions for 2006: "Drupal will make more inroads on companies, governments, public institutions like school and universities, open source projects, and -- most of all -- non-professionals. Just like in 2005, we'll make substantial progress. 2006 will be one hell of a ride... Thanks. I just re-read my 2005 predictions and from the looks, I was 100% correct."
NewsForge | Shopping cart comparison: Drupal's E-Commerce vs. Mambo's mambo-phpShop: "Drupal's shopping cart module is called E-Commerce. Its features include selling not only physical products but also file downloads, as well as running auctions with an extra auction module installed. It has basic inventory management capability with a fairly good administrative backend, allowing an administrator to print invoices, send out shipping notifications by email, and update the status of orders. Customers can also see a list of their recent orders when they are logged in... I created a table to illustrate how they stack up against one another..." & E-Commerce package showcase: Shop Online | Fearless Living, SNOWBOARD MAGAZINE | Products, Places & Personalities, MBR.ORG | New England's Premier Basketball Destination
Getting Control with Subversion and Xcode: "You are now ready to develop code on Mac OS X Server v10.4 using Subversion for version control from the command line, your Web browser, and Xcode. Three powerful options for accessing Subversion's leading-edge version control constructs give Mac OS X developers the power and flexibility to efficiently develop, edit, and maintain complex projects with multiple contributors."
Xbox 360 FAQs - Xbox: "he Xbox 360 is an integrated music, picture, games, and movie center. You can use the Xbox Live Camera to video chat or send video messages to friends across the globe via Xbox Live. You can also connect to a Windows XP Media Center PC and stream recorded television, videos, movies, music, and photos from the MCPC straight to the Xbox 360." & Media Center Extender: Getting Started: "You have your Xbox 360 and Media Center PC up and running, now you’re ready to let the fun begin. Here is some information that will help you get the most out of your system."
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Agile Testing Articles and Tutorials (via Agile Testing Weblog): "Selenium-specific articles: Web application testing with Python part 2: Selenium and Twisted, Quick update on Selenium in TestRunner mode, Quick update on Selenium in Twisted Server mode, Using Selenium to test a Plone site (part 1), Using Selenium to test a Plone site (part 2), New features in Selenium 0.3, Article on Selenium in Oct. 2005 issue of "Better Software", Selenium at OpenQA, Running Selenium in Python Driven Mode, Testing 'Commentary' (and thus Ajax) with Selenium, Useful tools for writing Selenium tests, Remote Web app testing with Selenium IDE" - NICE
Automate acceptance tests with Selenium: "How to use the Selenium test tool for functional testing of a Ruby on Rails and Ajax application" (via How to write automated tests | drupal.org) & Selenium Reference & Agile Reality: Using Selenium's waitForValue, waitForCondition for Ajax Tests & SeleniumIntegration in Ruby on Rails & terminalXeption » Selenium Test Runner Tutorial
Friday, March 10, 2006
AspectJ article from ObjectiveView online magazine: "In ObjectiveView, volume 9, an online magazine distributed via PDF, Alex Ruiz has written a worthwhile introductory article on AspectJ..."
O'Reilly Network -- What Is TurboGears (Hint: Python-Based Framework for Rapid Web Development): "Similarities with Rails..."
Thursday, March 09, 2006
Spring Live ~ Weblog: "The current latest version of Equinox (version 1.6) uses Maven's standard directory layout - so that might be quite a change for users. However, none of the Ant targets have changed, so users should be able to use the same commands they've been using in previous chapters."
The Trac Project - Trac: "Trac is an enhanced wiki and issue tracking system for software development projects. Trac uses a minimalistic approach to web-based software project management. Our mission; to help developers write great software while staying out of the way. Trac should impose as little as possible on a team's established development process and policies... Good Starting Points:
- TracGuide -- Starting point for Trac documentation.
- TracFaq -- Frequently asked questions.
- TracDownload -- Trac is open source software, available for download,
- ChangeLog -- Recent changes between Trac releases,
- MailingList -- Join the mailinglist for user and developer discussions,
- TracProject -- Learn more about the project and get involved (see also, HowToContribute),
- RoadMap -- The proverbial road ahead.
- TracTeam -- It's their fault - well not really.
For a complete list of available wiki pages, see TitleIndex."
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Rick Hightower's Sleepless Night in Tucson : Weblog: "Top 10 Tips For New Eclipse Users"
Programming EJB 3 in an EJB 2.1 environment with CUBA: "a very small and easy to use open source development toolkit for the design of Java components which can be run as 2.1 or 3.0 EJBs, as AXIS web services or in a stand-alone J2SE application. CUBA has just released its version 2.0.0 with an API and component model equivalent to the EJB 3.0 SessionBean model."
Events Home: Windows Mobile Smart Client Applications: "Part Six of this webcast series covered creating and working with the user interface (UI). In this webcast, we show you how to add data-driven functionality to our sample application. Learn how to display data from the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition database, and how to quickly search through a database table. We also explain how you can use data binding not only to display data but also to automatically set different properties on controls. The discussion concludes with a look at the differences between DataSets and SqlCeResultSets."
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Microsoft Windows Vista Developer Center : The Windows Vista Developer Story: .NET Framework Communication, IIS, and Collaboration: "Infrastructure improvements reduce the complexity of adding P2P functionality to applications, including better support for identity and contact management, peer naming and discovery, peer presence and session initiation, and mesh communication. Many of these improvements apply to the existing Windows XP collaboration architecture, although Peer Channel is a collaboration extension of WCF."
Configuring RHEL/Centos 4.2 Server for Oracle RAC 10g R2 Readiness: "In part 7 of this series, we started a detailed explanation of setting up a RHEL 4.2 or Centos 4.2 OS. This article works towards our goal by configuring the Network and Linux servers for Oracle readiness. In addition, we will take a brief look at Vmware Virtual Center."
Monday, March 06, 2006
Andreas Schaefer's Blog: RE: File Access in EJB: "As Simon Brown pointed out the J2EE specification restrict you to access files on the file system but sometimes you have to and then you need to control the damage by keeping the breach of the specification local and not to spread it all over your code. Being confronted with this question just recently I came up with these solutions:..."
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Open Web Design - Most Popular & Open Source Web Design - Download and upload free web designs. (via Raible Designs ~ We Build Web Apps: CSS Framework Design Contest)
AMIS Technology blog » Blog Archive » Migration from MySQL to Oracle - using Oracle Migration Workbench: "I started out by downloading the Oracle Migration Workbench from OTN as well as the MySQL 4.0 plugin. The Reference Guide on Windows is here as well as the Release Notes. All Migration Workbench Documentation. I had to download the MySQL Connector/J 3.0.x driver as well..."
AMIS Technology blog » Blog Archive » Selenium IDE - plugin for FireFox - easy black box web application testing: "Selenium IDE is not only recording tool: it is a complete IDE. You can choose to use it’s recording capability, or you may edit your scripts by hand. With autocomplete support and the ability to move commands around quickly, Selenium IDE is the ideal environment for creating Selenium tests no matter what style of tests you prefer. See http://wiki.openqa.org/download/attachments/400/Selenium+IDE.swf?version=1 for a Tutorial (movie) that perfectly illustrates what the IDE can do..." - NICE
James Strachan's Weblog: Limitations of WS-* and the need for Queued Messaging & Using JMS from .Net using a pure C# client
Raible Designs ~ We Build Web Apps: "Paul Browne asks (and answers) 'which Ajax enabled framework should you use as an Enterprise Java developer?"
Raible Designs: CSS Framework Design Contest: "The CSS themes from this contest should be usable in corporate intranets, as well as customer facing applications. Sure, wacky designs are cool, but sharp and clean are better. Extra points will likely be given for themes that pretty up how forms are laid out and displayed. Ajaxian.com links to some good examples, particularly Wufoo..."
Slow Consumers - ActiveMQ - Confluence: "Slow consumers can cause problems in the broker. Here's the various things we can do. In general slow consumers don't affect queues that much as consumers compete for messages; so a slow consumer just gets less than the others..."
JSR 181 Service - XFire - Confluence: "This guide leads you through the steps of writing a simple service using JSR 181 annotations. JSR 181 annotations allow you to customize your service and the resulting WSDL relatively easily. This guide assumes you're already familiar with the concepts of getting up and running with XFire outlined in the Quick Start guide. The full example can be found in 'examples/jsr181' in the distribution."