Archive for 2011

    Umbraco – 6 Tips for Version 4

    December 4, 2011 3:03 PM

    Although it has been quite some time since I have worked with Umbraco, it always has a place in my heart, primarily because it’s Microsoft Technologies based, and, since it’s open source, it has unlimited potential.

    posted by Rohit Srinath

    jQuery Validations Plugin – Part II

    December 4, 2011 1:06 AM

    In Part I of this blog, we saw how to get started with jQuery Validations; here, let’s focus on adding custom methods, rules, messages, other type of validations. 1. class=”cancel” and just by adding this class the jQuery validations will not be triggered.

    posted by Rohit Srinath

    jQuery Validations Plugin – Part I

    December 4, 2011 12:57 AM

    Most of the time, I have used jQuery for its good user interface and great user experience, be it dialog box, accordion, carousel, auto complete, date picker, Ajax updates, or shadow box. I am so fascinated by it, in fact, that I want to use jQuery more and more in the applications I work with.

    posted by Rohit Srinath

    Groovy in session at Über Conf 2011

    July 22, 2011 2:57 PM

    Denver, CO July 12-15, 2011 The best possible outcome for a developer attending a software conference is to leave feeling inspired and invigorated — anxious to explore new tools & technologies while gaining no more than 10 pounds in cookie-weight. NFJS had assembled an impressive variety of sessions, but I opted to focus on those related to the Groovy ecosystem, plus a few Scala and NoSQL sessions to escape my comfort zone. I’ll further limit my observations below to three Groovy-based tools in particular — Spock, Geb, and Gradle.

    posted by Mark Daugherty

    Adobe Omniture and CQ WCM

    July 5, 2011 4:32 PM

    Analyze your authoring, author your analytics. I’m excited about this integration we’re doing right now, bringing Omniture analytics into their world of content management with CQ. I realize this blog gets readers of many backgrounds, so let’s clarify:

    posted by Lance Dolan

    Groovy web console for Adobe CQ5 and JCR

    June 20, 2011 11:09 PM

    I’ve been using Groovy as much as possible on CQ5 projects, mainly for building supplementary tools and running scripts against the content repository (JCR). The underlying Sling framework provides built-in Groovy support, so it’s a simple matter of uploading the latest Groovy jar to your local server (via the Felix console) to tap into the dynamic, functionally-styled, syntactically-sugary goodness of Groovy on your CQ5 instance.

    posted by Mark Daugherty

    Major Update for Amazon Route 53

    May 25, 2011 7:54 PM

    Great news for anyone utilizing Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service to host websites. Amazon Web Services has released an update for their DNS service, Route 53, that allows clients to alias their ELB to a zone file.

    posted by Christian Vozar

    CITYTECH CQ5 Managed Services

    May 11, 2011 6:37 PM

    We have seen some great interest our CQ5 Managed Services offering recently. There are a number of great factors we see contributing to this increased interest including Adobe's acquisition of the CQ5, marketing & communications divisions demanding higher degree of agility from their service providers, and our timeliness to a proven solution to market can't be overlooked.

    posted by Matt Van Bergen

    Managing Network Availability in a Phonegap Application

    May 11, 2011 4:41 PM

    I have just completed my first distributed Android tablet application. One of the main requirements of the application was for it to run in both offline and online mode. When starting out I assumed that I would just check to see if there was network availability using the following code that I got from the Phonegap site.

    posted by Pat McLoughlin

    Google’s App Engine Changes Pricing Model

    May 10, 2011 11:28 PM

    Today Google’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), the Google App Engine, announced they will be taking the GAE and the GAE4B (Business-class) out of “preview.” This is Google parlance for it’s time to start making money.

    posted by Christian Vozar

    VMware and The Cloud Developer’s Bill of Rights

    May 5, 2011 11:27 PM

    VMware has released what is calls the Cloud Developer’s Bill of “Rights”* to build a differentiating marketing theme for its new cloud offering, Cloud Foundry. A more transparent name for the site would be “The case for platform-as-a-server (PaaS) and why VMware should control its future.” This is in contrast to infrastructure-as-a-server (IaaS) which a competing platform such as Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspace would provide or other closed-source PaaS offerings such as Google App engine or Microsoft Azure.

    posted by Christian Vozar

    Red Hat Honors Old SKUs for Renewals through 5/31/11

    March 29, 2011 7:52 PM

    After much anticipation, we have official word from Red Hat that we can process RHEL renewal orders at the old subscription model until 5/31/11.  (All JBoss orders must be with the new model, as that cutoff date was 12/31/10.)  I am working with as many of my customers as possible to ensure they have the option to renew before the cutoff, or at least have a budgetary quote in place.  Starting June 1st, all Red Hat Enterprise Linux orders must be processed with the new model.  Therefore, I strongly recommend that if you have any questions, or are in need of information about how the pricing affects your organization, you contact me as soon as possible.

    posted by Melissa Geoffrion

    User Segmentation and Personalization with Adobe/Day CQ5

    March 27, 2011 6:20 PM

    Introduction We were commissioned by a client recently to develop several proof of concepts around functionality offered in recent versions of Adobe/Day CQ5.  One of such areas that I had the pleasure of working on was the CQ5 user segmentation and personalization functionality.  I thought it might be good to share what I did in hopes that it would save others time when you need to exploit this functionality on your own.

    posted by Matt Van Bergen

    Red Hat changes subscription model

    March 3, 2011 4:26 AM

    As you may know, Red Hat made some significant changes to their subscription model last November.  I hope to clear up some of the questions and concerns I have heard from customers.  If this is completely new information to you, please contact me and I’d be happy to fill you in.  We’ve also created a webpage and a FAQ download with more information.

    posted by Melissa Geoffrion

    WCF 4 JSON REST Service

    February 5, 2011 3:10 AM

    For the last several months I have been lucky enough to work on several projects that have exposed me to the jQuery platform. I have used jQuery with ASP .NET MVC as well as with Phonegap, lately I have been making use of the AJAX calls within a distributed application. While developing the JSON based REST Services I have learned that Fiddler can be your best friend when debugging services. In the following examples I will show a WCF Rest Service and how to call it from jQuery, Fiddler and ASP.NET MVC.

    posted by Pat McLoughlin

    2011 Technology Trendspotting

    January 24, 2011 3:39 PM

    I recently started asking CITYTECH consultants what they thought would be the big trends in technology for 2011.  Cloud computing and mobile application development got a lot of attention, but they were not the only topics mentioned.  Read on to see what CITYTECH consultants eye as some of the biggest trends for this year:

    posted by Bridget Kulla

    Leveraging Amazon’s EC2 for development projects

    January 22, 2011 6:21 PM

    I’m really starting to believe that having access to Amazon’s Cloud services (or really any cloud platform) is a must-have for practically any enterprise development project.  I’m not talking about running the final product on AWS or even the development environment on AWS, though we do that often enough.  Instead, I am talking about using AWS services as a tool to assist in tasks that are common in many enterprise development projects.

    posted by Jeff Brown
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