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Archive for January, 2006

A Wicked Bit. I have mentioned  on this blog 17 months ago, but I must admit that I have not yet given it a tryout. That may well change now that the JavaLobby contains an introduction to this web framework: Wicket: A Little Bit About Wicket.

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-29

Don’t Bash Me. It’s not really ‘new’ stuff, but I’m going to note it anyway – who knows when I need this kind of information? – and I really should study this a bit more: Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide. An in-depth exploration of the art of shell scripting.

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Well Done! Here’s a nice overview of Open Source software for the Macintosh. I’m sure that it is not a perfect list, but it’s an excellent start!

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-27

Vive La Différence! As always, the French-speaking world community does its best to translate all “computer english” words into the mother tongue. That’s why we now have “balladodiffusion” instead of “podcasting”. The term seems to originate from the Canadian province of Quebec… Time for an entry in the french Wikipedia!

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Intriguing, that’s what I thought when I read about the the OScar Project: “ is the goal of the OScar Project to develop a car according to Open Source principles“. I like the notion of applying open source principles and practices to hardware – but I’m not convinced that a car, even when it’s electrically powered, is the best subject for such an endeavour. Then again, as the site proclaims, it’s just a hobby…

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-25

Thanks, Steven, for pointing me to the Nikon D200 Digital Camera Reviewed by Bjørn Rørslett – that’s a great addition to “professional” reviews in the (paper and Internet) press.

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Here’s A Challenge! Even just trying to answer all the questions that Infonoia asks in Eclipse goes server-side! is quite a challenge – implementing the article’s strategy is even more so. But it’s true, of course, that Eclipse can be seen as a “container”, just like say Tomcat or … So why not use it as a runtime environment for server-based applications, if that means that you can stick to a single tool for both server and client sides of the network?

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Taxonomy Is Not About Taxes. Of course it isn’t! But if you want to know in detail what is really is about, stop by at the TaxoTips website, which promises to “help you classify your content“. There is a lot of reading material on the subject matter, that’s for sure – but make sure you use the “right” webbrowser to visit the site: Safari (and Shiira) cannot cope with the menu technology used, Firefox is OK.

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More Coldfusion Frameworks. Yes, I’ve discovered another interesting framework for Coldfusion. Coldfusion on Wheels is interesting for two reasons: it’s a RoR (Ruby on Rails) lookalike, and the code seems well-written (I always love seeing the result of the work done by someone who takes pride in the quality of what she/he does). CFWheels is only up to version 0.3.1, so I’m certain that it isn’t feature-complete or bug-free, but I’ going to try it out anyway – I suppose it will run on BlueDragon as well as CFMX.

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-19

Not So Stuffy. Clearly this is stuff for booklovers by the British Library – but you may well find a few children who do not mind listening to Alice in Wonderland while seeing the orginal handwritten copy by Lewis Caroll. And now in dutch: Ook de Vlaming wordt er niet vergeten: in de 15 aktueel getoonde boeken bevindt zich ook een tiental pagina’s uit ‘De Humani Corporis Fabrica’ van Andreas Vesalius, evenals een twintig pagina’s uit een zestiende-eeuws vlaams ‘boek der uren’.

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Full Disclosure. Ars Technica (of course!) has an extensive review – or perhaps I should call it an investigation – of the new Intel-based iMac. A must-read for Mac- and PC-lovers alike!

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Let’s Cook Something Up: use the Coldfusion Cookbook and spice it up!

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-17

It’s Not Yet April 1st, so this must be true: “Designed for both men and women, the jeans seamlessly integrate iPod plug and play technology giving music enthusiasts the most innovative and fashionable way to enjoy music on the go” (from MacDailyNews).

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NUKLEOS WEBLOG 2006-01-14

An Interpersonal Information Manager. I thought I mentioned Mitch Kapor and Chandler before on this site, but I can’t seem to find the exact blog entry. Anyhow: Chandler is beginning to look good – too bad the project is going a lot slower than originally planned (that was in 2002…)

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ORM For CF. I have been reading up on Reactor for Coldfusion today, and based on the documentation I like this approach a lot. Reactor is somewhat comparable to Hibernate, but less extensive and less mature – it’s a young project! But it has a lot of potential, and since I am about to start writing a new application I’m willing to give Reactor a try. If all goes well, Reactor will build objects representing rows in a table, complete with relations between tables, indeces, etc. There is a small problem, of course: currently Reactor does not support Oracle databases. I’m trying to figure out if it’s worth my boss’s time to build an Oracle adaptor (Oracle is more or less the official way to go for our inhouse developments), or if I should go for a MS SQL Server database…

In the mean time, remembering the Javapolis presentations of Scott Ambler, I can see where to start in implementing a layer to “protect” application code from changes in the database. It shouldn’t be too hard, for example, to allow for changes in the naming of tables or columns: just configure tools like Reactor to allow for name “aliases” – yes, that means a small intervention in the configuration of the application, but at least for this case you even shouldn’t have to touch your code. But perhaps this is too simple a case to be meaningful in Scott’s “database refactoring” discussion…

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In A Flash (It’s 00:17): “Gnash is a GNU Flash movie player… based on GameSWF, and supports many SWF v7 features“. Now, will they make a Flash compiler as well?

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Horrible Name: what else can you say about the MacBook Pro, the latest and Intel-based laptop from Apple Computer? But I can see what Apple was after: no way were they going to allow the “i” in “iBook” to be hijacked by “I”ntel!

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