Thursday, October 29, 2009

Exploring Java Web Development, Part 3

I’m happy to report that I’ve completed resurrecting JWebTrack, the terribly feature-incomplete bug tracking project I did for a Java class oh so long ago.  After building an appropriate database and populating it with some data, the app worked like a charm.

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Sean/red said,

Gwt Gwt Gwt

Tom said,

I looked at the docs.. I'll write up my thoughts on it later. :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

GridView, UpdatePanel and PopupControlExtender

This is a nightmarish combination to deal with in ASP.NET 3.5.  I will attempt to document what I learned today about how to get this combination working.

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NewBie said,

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NewBie said,

I have been assigned the same task @ office. I am struck with this issue ... kindly send me complete code of this functionality... My email id is : magistic07@gmail.com

Waiting for your reply....

NewBie said,

I have been assigned the same task @ office. I am struck with this issue ... kindly send me complete code of this functionality... My email id is : magistic07@gmail.com

Waiting for your reply....

Vinay said,

Thanks ... it saved my day

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Exploring Java Web Development, Part 2

Day two of reacquainting myself with JSP development, wherein we learn that IDEs are powerful tools but they are not very friendly to newcomers.

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Sean/red said,

Pretty frustrating, huh? It's a little easier once your familiar with the spec. Get a book on JEE 5. It'll help a lot.

Tom said,

The biggest thing that annoys me is not knowing what I'm doing to make things work or not work. :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Exploring Java Web Development, Part 1

Out of curiosity and recent disgruntlement with ASP.NET I decided to look into Java web development.  I haven’t done this since around 2002, so of course I’ve forgotten everything I ever knew about it.  Herein I will attempt to document the knowledge I uncover.

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Sean/Red said,

Good, sounds like your ready :)

You should note, that Eclipse is written in Java. Doesn't it look nice? Run fast? Eclipse rocks. Look at my old comments (in a prior post) regarding Eclipse. There are some very nice short-cut-keys :)

Oh, Apache Geronimo is better than GlassFish (IMHO) and installs like Eclipse (extract & execute).

The only problem with Geronimo at the moment, is the Geronimo Eclipse Plug-in (GEP) does not support Galileo, you'll need the prior version of Eclipse (Ganymede). The nighly version of GEP works, but its harder to install and doesn't appear to support EARs.

And yes, there are LOTS of choices for JEE development. Its a double edge sword, imho. Its nice once you get past the learning/entry barrier.

Sean/Red said,

clarification: the nightly version of GEP works for Galileo.

Playing FarCry 2 on PS3

Normally I only play one game at a time, but Need For Speed SHIFT is pretty one-dimensional so I’ve also started FarCry 2 for the PS3.  The story is nothing like the original FarCry, sharing only a name that honestly has nothing to do with anything.  This time around you’re running (and driving) around an enormous chunk of Africa.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

ASP.NET Can Be Annoying

I’ve been working on a new ASP.NET app at work, which gives me a new opportunity to complain about ASP.NET.

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Tom+Test said,

What da?

Tom Test said,

Oops, need to adjust url encoding there I guess.

Tom Test said,

I think I fixed the plus sign.

Tom Test said,

Yay!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Changing Ids

If you’re reading this in an RSS feed reader, you may have noticed duplicate entries because I keep changing things in the feed.  Now I’m going to change all the id values of the entries to “tag URIs” so you’ll probably be spammed again.  Sorry about that.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Playing Need For Speed SHIFT

I'm currently playing Need For Speed SHIFT on the PS3. It's pretty good but it takes a lot of work to turn off all the silly music.

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kundan said,

na maza i

kundan said,

note intersing

Google Wave

Google Wave is all the rage among the digerati:  If you don't have a Google Wave invite, you are a nobody in the industry.  (The super-elite even have more than one account!)  LifeHacker is already running tips and tricks even though nobody can access it.  My opinion on Google Wave?  Don't have it, don't need it, don't want it.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Gubernatorial Smackdown Tonight

There’s a Virginia gubernatorial debate tonight at 8 PM (see Creigh’s writeup and Bob’s writeup).  This one will actually be broadcast on local television (I think this is the first one but I’m not sure) so you won’t have to fight with streaming video to see it.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It Happened Just The Other Day

I almost cut my hair today.  No wait, I actually did.  On Saturday.

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Anonymous said,

Picture? And what became of said hair?

Anonymous said,

Picture? And what became of said hair?

Sean\Red said,

So, I think there is something wrong with your page, cause I didn't think the "post" button was working. Plus, it said "Comment Sean/Red", but it posted as anonymous. I don't have scripts blocked on your site or anything.

Tom said,

Yeah there's a bunch of bugs at the moment but I'm still setting up my new Windows 7 machine so I don't have a development environment back up yet. I actually made a video which I'll post as soon as I figure how to embed it. And the hair is still outside on the ground. :)