- Andrew Kos
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- Melissa Geoffrion
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Archive for October 2009
October 30, 2009 6:26 PM
Paul Lamere over at Music Machinery has a great write-up about Google’s new music search feature. To give you a sense of where he stands, he ends the post with a memorable mantra: “Search is not discovery”.
October 30, 2009 2:47 PM
October 27, 2009 2:37 PM
Here’s a recent awkward interaction between a Starbucks Barista and me: Me: I’ll take a Grande Coffee (note, I don’t actually order “just a coffee”, but I’m too embarrassed to write out the actual drink. Being forced to write “Grande” instead of “medium” is embarrassment enough — I already conceded “barista” over “employee”).
October 26, 2009 12:54 AM
I recently looked into third-party caching solutions for use in a CMS application. For a few previous projects, I’d written a simple map-backed cache to hold objects such as search results and expensive lookups. This was simple enough to implement, but once I started eating up hours adding timeouts, changing map implementations, and adding multiple caches, I decided I should stop trying to reinvent the wheel and instead go with the time-honored tradition of using someone else’s.
October 23, 2009 2:02 PM
The guys over at TUAW were at it again today with automating network shares. Check it out: Question: In a windows network (client/server or peer to peer) a user can map a network drive to any node on the network. That mapped drive can then be fond under the user’s “my computer icon” or “my network places” without the user having to re-establish connection.
October 23, 2009 10:55 AM
TUAW had a article last night on how to update the api documentation in Xcode. Now you’ll find your documentation sets in the Xcode Preferences window (Xcode > Preferences… or Command-, and then choose the Documentation tab). Also, if checked, Xcode will automatically update your documentation when you launch it.
October 22, 2009 6:44 PM
Good News is after a long wait; finally Windows 7 is on the shelf today. Need to see how it’s going to impact software industry at large and how it will spur IT spending by companies. Windows 7 has most compelling features, Performance improvements, Windows Media Center, faster search, draws less power, and has Windows Touch and ReadyBoost. Windows 7 is less memory hungry than Windows Vista. It has many Safety and Security features like BitLocker, Parental Controls, and like Vista comes with User Account Control, Windows Defender and Firewall, with improved features. Even old timers like Calculator, Paint and Wordpad have been given new touch.
October 22, 2009 3:28 PM
It is upon us, Windows 7 is here. Being a Mac guy, I try to avoid having to use Windows, but it is inevitable. I have two Windows computers at home and I use Windows VMs on my Mac at work. Having been a major hater of Vista (I switched back to XP after trying it), I was curious to give Windows 7 a spin and see if it would be better than XP.
October 21, 2009 3:00 PM
I am still in the dark ages of the internet and use an RSS reader to get my news instead of Twitter. On my Mac, I use and love NetNewsWire. Recently NetNewWire switched from syncing with NewsGator to syncing with Google Reader, it didn’t bother me as I rarely use the web interface. I was, however, excited about the improvements that were coming to NetNewsWire for iPhone.
October 20, 2009 3:34 PM
Earlier in the year, I wrote a music discovery desktop application in JavaFX called Music Explorer FX. Since JavaFX also has a Mobile SDK, it made sense to write a version of MEFX for JavaFX enabled mobile devices.
October 19, 2009 10:39 PM
When we work on a new project, should I say “unknown territory?” We start thinking of many things, do we know the technology? Are the requirements clear? Is it going to change? Are we capable of doing?, Is it untested technology for which we have to do some POC? Do we have resources? Do we have adequate experience about the hardware, is software available? In Software Engineering words it’s a RISK.
October 14, 2009 1:23 PM
One thing I have been wondering how to do for a while on my Mac is have network shares connect automatically at login. Turns out is easy (as one would expect on Mac OS X). The solution appeared in today’s edition of Ask TUAW. They say:
October 14, 2009 11:01 AM
I decided to take another look at JBoss DNA the other day, and it turned out to be quite a surprise. It seems that the focus has been refined, and the vision clarified. The first time I looked at it, DNA was not a repository. Rather it was something that could federate multiple content stores (e.g. – repository/database/file system). I just wasn’t sure what that something was. I believe that is what led me to question how practical it was.
October 13, 2009 1:22 PM
Here’s a quick tip. I have to do a maven command line build of one of our EARs on my current project. We can’t deploy with eclipse due to an unfortunate deficiency in maven not actually supporting skinny war files inside an ear. I don’t like staring at the build, but I also don’t like have to remember to check back every 30 seconds to see if it has finished yet, so here’s a little to get my mac to tell me when it is done.
October 12, 2009 10:29 PM
Visual Studio Team System embraces the entire software development team, architects, programmers and testers. Test is available with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition. It provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for Web applications and services that are integrated into the Visual Studio environment. These testing tools enable testers to author, execute and manage tests and related work items—all from within Visual Studio.
October 6, 2009 10:48 PM
Database Tuning has always been the DBA’s task. But with the SQL Server 2005 Database Engine Tuning Advisor, any one can work towards increasing the database performance and tuning it. SQL Server 2005 – Database Engine Tuning Advisor replaces the SQL Server 2000 – Index Tuning Wizard, which was definitely not bad, but the new version comes with many new features and improvements.
October 1, 2009 2:58 PM
I was inspired this week by a great article by Allison Mooney in Ad Age on why ad agencies need to think like software companies. She states, “Agencies need to recognize that this digital and mobile literacy is essential to their survival,” and I couldn’t agree with her more.
- Invisible requirements within Business requirements
- Building a better Options Predicate
- Extensionless URLs with Adobe Experience Manager
- The Life of a Tester in Adobe CQ World!
- Limitations of the CQ Parsys Model and the Implementation of a Nested Paragraph System
- Using Apache FOP to generate a PDF document based on a form submission data
- Configuring SAML in AEM 5.6
- Why You Should Get the WCM Experts Involved Early