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App Engine Learning Library

One of the most interesting technologies right now is Google App Engine. Google App Engine is a framework that runs Google’s cloud. Developer and programmers can program in Java or Python and upload their applications to be hosted in Google’s infrastructure. Google has a generous free plan, but if your application picks up traction you […]

Google App Engine for Java

Google App Engine was originally released, in Google beta, a year ago. Google App Engine originally had programming support for the Python programming language, but today, on the one year anniversary of its beta release Google has added Java support. Building Java support into Google App Engine means that they have built it for JRuby, […]

Test Drive Google App Engine

Google App Engine was released to a lot of fanfare. App Engine promised easy application deployment and management. App Engine is not so much a framework as it is an infrastructure power by Google. I have been looking for a simple development and deployment solution for micro-web applications so I gave Google App Engine a […]

Google IO: Google App Engine

I many 10-5 developers not working directly with ajaxified web 2.0 applications I was not able to go to the Google I/O conference. I don’t feel so bad not going since Google has just released video recordings of over 70+ technical presentations from Google I/0. Most of the technical presentations are pushing Google’s APIs such […]

Google App Engine Analysis

Technology pundits and developers alike are busy writing and speculating about Google’s latest SDK, Google App Engine, before they actually write code. People are speculating that this will position Python as the dominant dynamic scripting language for the next hype cycle. Other have mentioned that this is Google’s entry into cloud computing, web services, and […]

Google App Engine

Google has just made available a preview release of Google App Engine. Google App Engine is an application programing environment built with the same scalable technology and infrastructure that runs some of Google’s applications. App Engine is available as a Software Development Kit (SDK). Once an application is developed for App Engine, it can them […]

Software Engineering in Pictures

In a typical day, software engineers, use diagrams, charts, and a ideograms to represent the software systems we work on. The biggest problems with software can also be described visually, such as the following image which tries to explain problems of software engineering. When software engineering is that complicated, just imagine how the software application […]

Favorite Google Applications

Google is perpetually busy at work developing a growing number of online applications. Some Google applications found immediate and global success while others have simply not. Since online applications don’t have the same release cycle that shrink wrap software does, all of Google’s applications are labeled beta. This simply means that the application is live, […]

Run PHP Web Applications on the Java Platform

There has been a lot of commotion and even a book with having Ruby on Rails run on the Java VM. But looking past the JRuby hype it is clear that PHP has a several orders of magnitude more open source code, projects, and corporate backing than Ruby on Rails. The folks behind the Resin […]

Rapid Seam Application Development with the NetBeans IDE

Michael Yaun, JBoss/Red Hat evangelist and co-author of JBoss Seam: Simplicity and Power Beyond Java EE, presented on the Seam development using NetBeans. Michael started by stating the state of the art in web applications which include animations, effects, partial page upload, AJAX, RESTful URLs, back button support, etc. Any modern framework needs to have […]

The Learning Library

I’ve always been a book lover. I have a private collection of Ruby, Perl, and Java books, amongst other topics, that would make a public library jealous. In fact, I recently moved and was surprised that that the bulk of the items boxed up where books. I’ve been making the trend of moving my library […]

The Rubyist: August 2009 Edition

Here is a recap of the top Ruby-related links for the month of August 2009. Links for The Rubyist are provided by A Rubyist Railstastic Adventure, a tumblelog. Ruby Ruby5 Podcast – Episode #1 Ruby Hoedown 2009 Wrap-Up Avi Bryant on Trendly, Ruby, Smalltalk and Javascript Compiling Ruby: From Text to Bytecode Ruby’s Metaprogramming Toolbox […]

The Rubyist: July 2009 Edition

Here is a recap of the top Ruby-related links for the month of July 2009. Links for The Rubyist are provided by A Rubyist Railstastic Adventure, a tumblelog. Ruby The Great Ruby IDE Smackdown of ’09 Three Years of Real-World Ruby Python vs Ruby Python’s Beards and Ruby’s “Cool” Guys The Ruby Programming Language An […]

Google IO 2009: Tech Talks

I, like many 10-5 developers not working directly with ajaxified web 2.0 applications, was not able to go to the Google I/O conference. I don’t feel so bad not going since Google has just released video recordings of over 80+ technical presentations from Google I/0. Most of the technical presentations are pushing Google’s APIs such […]

Google IO 2009: Mobile

I, like many 10-5 developers not working directly with ajaxified web 2.0 applications, was not able to go to the Google I/O conference. I don’t feel so bad not going since Google has just released video recordings of over 80+ technical presentations from Google I/0. Most of the technical presentations are pushing Google’s APIs such […]